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  • Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age
    by Susan Landau,
    The Huffington Post, November 22, 2017
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
    by Ta-Nehisi Coates,
    The Florida Courier, November 17, 2017
  • When the State Meets the Street: Public Service and Moral Agency
    by Bernardo Zacka,
    Psychology Today, November 15, 2017
  • Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine
    by Anne Abblebaum,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 12, 2017
  • The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition
    by Linda Gordon,
    Tulsa World, November 12, 2017
  • Who Will Lead Us? The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America
    by Samuel C. Heilman,
    The Jerusalem Post, November 3, 2017
  • Lou Reed: A Life
    by Anthony DeCurtis,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 29, 2017
  • Leonardo da Vinci
    by Walter Isaacson,
    Tulsa World, October 29, 2017
  • Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
    by Gordon S. Wood,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 27, 2017
  • The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics
    by Mark Lilla,
    The Huffington Post, October 24, 2017
  • Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics
    by Lawrence O'Donnell,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 22, 2017
  • Black Mirror: The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism
    by Eric Lott,
    The Florida Courier, October 20, 2017
  • Midlife: A Philosophical Guide
    by Kieran Setiya,
    Psychology Today, October 17, 2017
  • The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges
    by Derek Bok,
    Tulsa World, October 8, 2017
  • Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory
    by Michael Korda,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 1, 2017
  • Forest Dark: A Novel
    by Nicole Kruass,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2017
  • What Happened
    by Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2017
  • Free Speech on Campus
    by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman,
    The Huffington Post, September 25, 2017
  • The Origin of Others
    by Toni Morrison,
    The Florida Courier, September 22, 2017
  • Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence
    by Rachel Sherman,
    Psychology Today, September 11, 2017
  • At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York
    by Adam Gopnik,
    Tulsa World, September 10, 2017
  • A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 27, 2017
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice
    by Chris Chambers,
    Psychology Today, August 23, 2017
  • Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
    by Eddie Izzard,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 20, 2017
  • Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom
    by Condoleezza Rice,
    The Florida Courier, August 18, 2017
  • The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses
    by Richard A. Posner,
    The Huffington Post, August 15, 2017
  • The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace
    by Alexander Klimburg,
    Tulsa World, August 13, 2017
  • American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
    by Nick Bilton,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2017
  • The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age
    by Steven Weitzman,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 28, 2017
  • Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
    by Bruce Henderson,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 28, 2017
  • The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State
    by Yascha Mounk,
    The Florida Courier, July 21, 2017
  • The Weight of Ink: A Novel
    by Rachel Kadish,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 21, 2017
  • Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World
    by Mitch Prinstein,
    Psychology Today, July 12, 2017
  • Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
    by David S. Brown,
    Tulsa World, July 2, 2017
  • Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn From the Humanities
    by Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro,
    The Huffington Post, June 27, 2017
  • Pioneers: The First Breach
    by S. An-sky,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 23, 2017
  • Raven Rock: The Story of the U. S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die
    by Garrett M. Graff,
    The Florida Courier, June 16, 2017
  • Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
    by David J. Garrow,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 11, 2017
  • Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    by Mark Bowden,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 9, 2017
  • The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
    by David Callahan,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 4, 2017
  • The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine
    by Nathan Thrall,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 2, 2017
  • The Corruption Cure: How Citizens & Leaders Can Combat Graft
    by Robert I. Rotberg,
    The Huffington Post, May 30, 2017
  • Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom
    by Thomas E. Ricks,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2017
  • Janesville: An American Story
    by Amy Goldstein,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 2017
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
    by Robert M. Sapolsky,
    Psychology Today, May 17, 2017
  • Blue on Blue: An Insider's Story of Good Cops Catching Bad Cops
    by Charles Campisi,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12, 2017
  • The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters
    by Tom Nichols,
    The Florida Courier, May 12, 2017
  • Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
    by Holger Hoock, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2017
  • Red Shoes for Rachel: Three Novellas
    by Boris Sandler, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 5, 2017
  • The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power
    by Joseph Turow, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 4, 2017
  • Richard Nixon: The Life
    by John A. Farrell, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 30, 2017
  • Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust
    by Evgeny Finkel, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 28, 2017
  • The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America's Courtrooms
    by Kevin Davis, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    Psychology Today, April 26, 2017
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    by David Grann, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    Tulsa World, April 23, 2017
  • Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law
    by James Q. Whitman, reviewed by Glenn Altschuler,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 14, 2017
  • One Nation Undecided: Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us
    by Peter H. Schuck,
    The Huffington Post, April 13, 2017
  • The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple
    by Jeff Guinn,
    The Florida Courier, April 7, 2017
  • The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
    by Frances FitzGerald,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2017
  • Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are
    by Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Aaron M. Glazer,
    Psychology Today, March 30, 2017
  • #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media
    by Cass R. Sunstein,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 26, 2017
  • On Betrayal
    by Avishai Margalit,
    The Jerusalem Post, March 24, 2017
  • Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy
    by David A. Nichols,
    The Huffington Post, March 20, 2017
  • Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
    by Adam Alter,
    Psychology Today, March 16, 2017
  • Reporting War: How Foreign Correspondents Risked Capture, Torture and Death to Cover World War II
    by Ray Moseley,
    Tulsa World, March 12, 2017
  • The Blood of Emmett Till
    by Timothy B. Tyson,
    The Florida Courier, March 10, 2017
  • A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland
    by Sydney Nathans,
    The Florida Courier, March 3, 2017
  • The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
    by Walter Scheidel,
    The Huffington Post, March 1, 2017
  • The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance
    by Anders Lydell,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 24, 2017
  • Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    by Derek Thompson,
    Psychology Today, February 21, 2017
  • Democracy: A Case Study
    by David A. Moss,
    The Huffington Post, February 9, 2017
  • Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons
    by Elizabeth Brown Pryor,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 3, 2017
  • The Original Black Elite
    by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 31, 2017
  • True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement
    by Jon Else,
    The Florida Courier, January 27, 2017
  • Montaigne: A Life
    by Philippe Desan,
    Tulsa World, January 22, 2017
  • Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and Delegitimizing Israel
    by Robert Wistrich, Editor,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 20, 2017
  • The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds
    by Michael Lewis,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 15, 2017
  • Closing the Courthouse Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable
    by Erwin Chemerinsky,
    The Huffington Post, January 10, 2017
  • Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
    by Jonathan Lear,
    Psychology Today, January 10, 2017
  • How the Wise Men Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition
    by Ruth von Bernuth,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 30, 2016
  • The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community
    by Jeffrey Gurock,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2016
  • Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
    by Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker,
    The Huffington Post, December 20, 2016
  • City of Dreams: The 400-Year History of Immigrant New York
    by Tyler Anbinder,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 18, 2016
  • The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
    by Peter Cozzens,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 18, 2016
  • The Wars of the Roosevelts: The Ruthless Rise of America's Greatest Political Family
    by William J. Mann,
    Tulsa World, December 18, 2016
  • Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend
    by Deirdre Bair,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2016
  • The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel
    by Steven Fine,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2016
  • Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery
    by Jonathan Lamb,
    Psychology Today, December 15, 2016
  • Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform
    by Tommie Shelby,
    The Florida Courier, December 9, 2016
  • Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It
    by Larrie D. Ferreiro,
    Tulsa World, December 4, 2016
  • Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities
    by Rogers Brubaker,
    The Florida Courier, November 25, 2016
  • A Nation Without Borders: The United States and its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910
    by Steven Hahn,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 25, 2016
  • Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
    by Leo Braudy,
    Psychology Today, November 22, 2016
  • The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America's Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest
    by Walter A. McDougall,
    The Huffington Post, November 14, 2016
  • The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific
    by David Bianculli,
    Tulsa World, November 13, 2016
  • Freud: In His Time and Ours
    by Élisabeth Roudinesco,
    Psychology Today, November 3, 2016
  • Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation
    by Leigh Eric Schmidt,
    Tulsa World, October 30, 2016
  • Ike's Gamble: America's Rise to Dominance in the Middle East
    by Michael Doran,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 28, 2016
  • Who Owns the Dead?: The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero
    by Jay D. Aronson,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 2016
  • Democracy's Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism
    by James T. Hamilton,
    The Huffington Post, October 18, 2016
  • A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression
    by Andrew Coe and Jane Ziegelman,
    Tulsa World, October 16, 2016
  • Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel
    by David Leach,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 14, 2016
  • Life & Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them
    by Tim Parks,
    Tulsa World, October 9, 2016
  • Just Around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
    by Jack Hamilton,
    The Florida Courier, October 7, 2016
  • Impact: How Law Affects Behavior
    by Lawrence M. Friedman,
    Psychology Today, October 6, 2016
  • The Winchester: The Gun That Built an American Dynasty
    by Laura Trevelyan,
    Tulsa World, October 2, 2016
  • The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 2: 1920-1928
    by Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson, Robert Bernard Hass, Henry Atmore, Editors,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 25, 2016
  • Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton
    by Joe Conason,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 25, 2016
  • The Iran Wars
    by Jay Solomon,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 23, 2016
  • The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball
    by Alejandro Danois,
    The Florida Courier, September 23, 2016
  • How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals About Male Health and Mortality
    by Richard G. Bribiescas,
    Psychology Today, September 20, 2016
  • The Market As God
    by Harvey Cox,
    The Huffington Post, September 6, 2016
  • The Secret Book of Kings: A Novel
    by Yochi Brandes,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 2, 2016
  • The Underground Railroad: A Novel
    by Colson Whitehead,
    The Florida Courier, August 26, 2016
  • How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon
    by Rosa Brooks,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, August 26, 2016
  • Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
    by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong,
    Tulsa World, August 21, 2016
  • Operation Agreement: Jewish Commandos and the Raid on Tobruk
    by John Sadler,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 19, 2016
  • How the Post Office Created America
    by Winifred Gallagher,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 12, 2016
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
    by Jesmyn Ward, Editor,
    The Florida Courier, August 12, 2016
  • American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
    by Jeffrey Toobin,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 5, 2016
  • The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child
    by Paula S. Fass,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 5, 2016
  • Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America
    by James E. Campbell,
    The Huffington Post, August 4, 2016
  • After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
    by Hillel Halkin,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 29, 2016
  • Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond
    by Marc Lamont Hill,
    The Florida Courier, July 29, 2016
  • The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works
    by David Crystal,
    Tulsa World, July 17, 2016
  • Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America
    by Nancy Rosenblum,
    Psychology Today, July 12, 2016
  • Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City
    by Michael Woodsworth,
    The Florida Courier, July 8, 2016
  • The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right
    by Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse,
    The Huffington Post, July 7, 2016
  • Bush
    by Jean Edward Smith,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2016
  • Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
    by Larry Tye,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 3, 2016
  • Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
    by Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels,
    Tulsa World, June 19, 2016
  • What is Modern Israel?
    by Yakov M. Rabkin,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 17, 2016
  • The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction
    by Henry T. Greely,
    Psychology Today, June 7, 2016
  • American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper
    by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 2016
  • Education and the Commercial Mindset
    by Samuel E. Abrams,
    The Huffington Post, June 2, 2016
  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
    by Elizabeth Hinton,
    The Florida Courier, May 27, 2016
  • The Statesman and the Storyteller
    by Mark Zwonitzer,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 24, 2016
  • Paul McCartney: The Life
    by Philip Norman,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 22, 2016
  • New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway
    by Edna Nahshon, Editor,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 20, 2016
  • American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division
    by Michael A. Cohen,
    Tulsa World, May 15, 2016
  • Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education
    by William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson,
    The Huffington Post, May 12, 2016
  • Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict
    by Heather Boushey,
    Psychology Today, May 10, 2016
  • The Nazi Hunters
    by Andrew Nagorski,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 6, 2016
  • There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
    by Jeffrey J. Selingo,
    The Huffington Post, April 26, 2016
  • The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
    by Chanan Tigay,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 22, 2016
  • Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House
    by Kathleen Grissom,
    The Florida Courier, April 22, 2016
  • Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss
    by Dr. Kenneth J. Doka,
    Psychology Today, April 20, 2016
  • Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction
    by Elaine Frantz Parsons,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 17, 2016
  • Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel
    by Dov Waxman,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 15, 2016
  • Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War
    by Adam Hochschild,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 15, 2016
  • On Being Human: Why Mind Matters
    by Jerome Kagan,
    Psychology Today, March 22, 2016
  • Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
    by Adam Cohen,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 20, 2016
  • While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness
    by Eli Sanders,
    Tulsa World, March 20, 2016
  • The Banjo: America's African Instrument
    by Laurent Dubois,
    The Florida Courier, March 18, 2016
  • I Will Find You
    by Joanna Connors,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18, 2016
  • Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government
    by Gary Gerstle,
    Tulsa World, March 13, 2016
  • The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine
    by Andrew M. Nussbaum, M.D.,
    Psychology Today, March 11, 2016
  • Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice
    by Nikhil Goyal,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 11, 2016
  • Wisdom's Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University
    by James Axtell,
    The Huffington Post, March 8, 2016
  • Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America's Founding Father
    by George Goodwin,
    Tulsa World, February 28, 2016
  • Algerian Diary: Frank Kearns & the "Impossible Assignment" for CBS News
    by Gerald Davis,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 28, 2016
  • How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network
    by Shane Greenstein,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 21, 2016
  • The Yid: A Novel
    by Paul Goldberg,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 12, 2016
  • The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition
    by Manisha Sinha,
    The Florida Courier, February 12, 2016
  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    by Jane Mayer,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 7, 2016
  • When Your Child Hurts: Effective Strategies to Increase Comfort, Reduce Stress
    by Rachael Coakley,
    Psychology Today, February 5, 2016
  • The New Deal: A Global History
    by Kiran Klaus Patel,
    The Huffington Post, February 3, 2016
  • Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934-1995
    by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe (editors),
    The San Francisco Chronicle, January 29, 2016
  • Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives
    by David M. Levy,
    Psychology Today, January 20, 2016
  • Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military
    by William C. Banks and Stephen Dycus,
    Tulsa World, January 17, 2016
  • Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond
    by E. J. Dionne, Jr.,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 17, 2016
  • The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial
    by Lawrence Douglas,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 15, 2016
  • Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary
    by Richard A. Posner,
    The Huffington Post, January 14, 2016
  • Return to Casablanca: Jews, Muslims, and an Israeli Anthropologist
    by André Levy,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 8, 2016
  • Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America
    by Wil Haygood,
    The Florida Courier, January 8, 2016
  • The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It...Every Time
    by Maria Konnikova,
    Psychology Today, January 5, 2016
  • Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections
    by Richard L. Hasen,
    The Huffington Post, January 5, 2016
  • Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America
    by Michael A. McDonnell,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 23, 2015
  • Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age
    by Bernard E. Harcourt,
    The Huffington Post, December 17, 2015
  • Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing
    by Joe Domanick,
    Tulsa World, December 13, 2015
  • America Dancing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk
    by Megan Pugh,
    The Florida Courier, December 11, 2015
  • Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation
    by Shane O'Mara,
    Psychology Today, December 9, 2015
  • Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception
    by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller,
    Tulsa World, November 23, 2015
  • Paris at War: 1939-1944
    by David Drake,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 22, 2015
  • Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
    by David Maraniss,
    The Florida Courier, November 20, 2015
  • Hamburgers in Paradise: The Stories Behind the Food We Eat
    by Louise O. Fresco,
    The Portland Oregonian, November 19, 2015
  • The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball
    by Charles Fountain,
    Tulsa World, November 15, 2015
  • The Secret of Our Success: How Culture is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter
    by Joseph Henrich,
    Psychology Today, November 13, 2015
  • 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History
    by Jay Winik,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 8, 2015
  • Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel
    by Dan Ephron,
    The Jerusalem Post, November 6, 2015
  • The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin
    by Steven Lee Myers,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 1, 2015
  • Autobiography of Mark Twain
    by Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith (editors),
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 2015
  • Hitler at Home
    by Despina Stratigakos,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 30, 2015
  • Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War
    by Susan Southard,
    Tulsa World, October 25, 2015
  • Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment
    by Michael Javen Fortner,
    The Florida Courier, October 23, 2015
  • The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains
    by Thomas W. Laqueur,
    The Huffington Post, October 21, 2015
  • Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal
    by Jay Parini,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 18, 2015
  • The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
    by David Talbot,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2015
  • Kissinger: The Idealist, 1923-1968
    by Niall Ferguson,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 11, 2015
  • Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
    by Sherry Turkle,
    Psychology Today, October 6, 2015
  • Black Flags: The Rise of Isis
    by Joby Warrick,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 2015
  • The Making of Asian America: A History
    by Erika Lee,
    The Portland Oregonian, September 22, 2015
  • Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices and the Overpowering Urge to Help
    by Larissa MacFarquhar,
    Psychology Today, September 16, 2015
  • Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times
    by Anne C. Heller,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 13, 2015
  • Between the World and Me
    by Ta-Nehisi Coates,
    The Florida Courier, September 11, 2015
  • The Israeli Mind: How the Israeli National Character Shapes Our World
    by Alon Gratch,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 11, 2015
  • The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945-1975
    by Michael Schudson,
    The Huffington Post, September 9, 2015
  • The Debate Over Jewish Achievement: Exploring the Nature and Nurture of Human Accomplishment
    by Steven L. Pease,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 21, 2015
  • Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth
    by Jim Rendon,
    Psychology Today, August 14, 2015
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    by Stephen Macedo,
    The Huffington Post, August 13, 2015
  • Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century
    by Andrew Wender Cohen,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 11, 2015
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    by Robert E. Gallamore and John R. Meyer,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 9, 2015
  • Touché: The Duel in Literature
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    Tulsa World, August 9, 2015
  • Katrina: After the Flood
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    The Florida Courier, August 7, 2015
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    by Steve Inskeep,
    Tulsa World, July 26, 2015
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    by Jimmy Carter,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 26, 2015
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    by Theo Schell-Lambert,
    Tulsa World, July 19, 2015
  • Hotel Moscow: A Novel
    by Talia Carner,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 17, 2015
  • The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics
    by Barton Swaim,
    The Huffington Post, July 15, 2015
  • Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita
    by Robert Roper,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 12, 2015
  • The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
    by Rinker Buck,
    The Portland Oregonian, July 12, 2015
  • Citizen Swain: Tales from a Minnesota Life
    by Tom H. Swain,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 8, 2015
  • Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety
    by Joseph LeDoux,
    Psychology Today, July 7, 2015
  • Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
    by Michael Hiltzik,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 4, 2015
  • Mislaid
    by Nell Zink,
    The Florida Courier, July 3, 2015
  • Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
    by Rosemary Sullivan,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 2, 2015
  • Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword
    by David K. Shipler,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 28, 2015
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture
    by Jonathan Rynhold,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2015
  • The Meursault Investigation
    by Kamel Daoud,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2015
  • The Book of Aron: A Novel
    by Jim Shepard,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 19, 2015
  • The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do About It
    by Dirk Philipsen,
    The Huffington Post, June 16, 2015
  • The Wright Brothers
    by David McCullough,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 10, 2015
  • The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
    by Joseph J. Ellis,
    Tulsa World, June 8, 2015
  • Madness in Civilization: From the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
    by Andrew Scull,
    Psychology Today, June 2, 2015
  • War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony
    by Nelson Denis,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 1, 2015
  • Ordinary Light: A Memoir
    by Tracy K. Smith,
    The Florida Courier, May 29, 2015
  • Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868
    Cokie Roberts, May 24, 2015
  • Reagan: The Life
    by H. W. Brands,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2015
  • When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce
    by Penelope Leach,
    Psychology Today, May 7, 2015
  • The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia
    by Bryan Denson,
    The Portland Oregonian, May 6, 2015
  • The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath
    by Dan Stone,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 1, 2015
  • The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams
    by Phyllis Lee Levin,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 27, 2015
  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
    by Robert D. Putnam,
    Tulsa World, April 26, 2015
  • God Help the Child: A Novel
    by Toni Morrison,
    The Florida Courier, April 24, 2015
  • Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II
    by Richard Reeves,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, April 24, 2015
  • Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
    by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD,
    Psychology Today, April 21, 2015
  • The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
    by Peter Singer,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 19, 2015
  • In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media
    by Diana C. Mutz,
    The Huffington Post, April 8, 2015
  • Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership
    by Susan Butler,
    The Portland Oregonian, April 8, 2015
  • Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
    by Richard Rhodes,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 29, 2015
  • Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, & American Cultural Dislomacy
    by Greg Barnhisel,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 29, 2015
  • Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women
    by Sarah Helm,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 29, 2015
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    by Erik Larson,
    Tulsa World, March 22, 2015
  • Too Hot To Handle: A Global History of Sex Education
    by Jonathan Zimmerman,
    The Huffington Post, March 18, 2015
  • Curiosity
    by Alberto Manguel,
    Psychology Today, March 17, 2015
  • The Sacrifice: A Novel
    by Joyce Carol Oates,
    The Florida Courier, March 13, 2015
  • Russian Tattoo: A Memoir
    by Elena Gorokhova,
    The Jerusalem Post, March 13, 2015
  • Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History
    by Bernard Bailyn,
    Tulsa World, March 1, 2015
  • Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience
    by Kerri P. Steinberg,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 27, 2015
  • The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood
    by Susan Engel,
    Psychology Today, February 26, 2015
  • Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
    by Eric Foner,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 22, 2015
  • Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education
    by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin,
    The Huffington Post, February 19, 2015
  • One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History
    by Peter Manseau,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2015
  • A Spool of Blue Thread
    by Anne Tyler,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 15, 2015
  • In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China
    by Michael Meyer,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 15, 2015
  • The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire
    by Adam D. Mendelsohn,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 13, 2015
  • Mourning Lincoln
    by Martha Hodes,
    The Florida Courier, February 13, 2015
  • F. B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature
    by William J. Maxwell,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2015
  • Empire of Cotton: A Global History
    by Sven Beckert,
    Tulsa World, January 25, 2015
  • The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder
    by Abram De Swaan,
    The Huffington Post, January 21, 2015
  • The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society
    by Julian E. Zelizer,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 18, 2015
  • The Devil Wins: A History of Lying From the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment
    by Dallas G. Denery II,
    Psychology Today, January 14, 2015
  • Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
    by James M. McPherson,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 6, 2015
  • Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648
    by Mark Greengrass,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2014
  • The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth
    by Orlando Patterson with Ethan Fosse (editors),
    The Florida Courier, December 26, 2014
  • Jealousy
    by Peter Toohey,
    Psychology Today, December 23, 2014
  • Walter Lippmann: Public Economist
    by Craufurd D. Goodwin,
    The Portland Oregonian, December 23, 2014
  • The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
    by Kai Bird,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, December 23, 2014
  • American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
    by Paula Rabinowitz,
    Tulsa World, December 14, 2014
  • Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way
    by Hasia R. Diner,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2014
  • William Wells Brown: An African American Life
    by Ezra Greenspan,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, December 10, 2014
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman
    by Jill Lepore,
    The Portland Oregonian, December 9, 2014
  • Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
    by Marie Gottschalk,
    The Huffington Post, December 9, 2014
  • Fire Shut Up In My Bones: A Memoir
    by Charles M. Blow,
    The Florida Courier, December 5, 2014
  • Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
    by S. C. Gwynne,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 2, 2014
  • Divine Fury: A History of Genius
    by Darrin McMahon,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 23, 2014
  • The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
    by Adam Tooze,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 22, 2014
  • Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders
    by Renee Romano,
    The Florida Courier, November 21, 2014
  • The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England
    by Adrian Tinniswood,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 16, 2014
  • The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit It
    by Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban,
    The Huffington Post, November 12, 2014
  • Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left
    by Mark C. Taylor,
    Psychology Today, November 10, 2014
  • The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington
    by Gregg Herken,
    The Portland Oregonian, November 10, 2014
  • When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys
    by Thomas Maier,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 9, 2014
  • America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation
    by Grant Wacker,
    The Portland Oregonian, November 4, 2014
  • More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook
    by Jim Dwyer,
    Tulsa World, November 2, 2014
  • The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
    by Robert Wald Sussman,
    The Florida Courier, October 31, 2014
  • Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
    by Francis Fukuyama,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 2014
  • Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black
    by Chris Tomlinson,
    Tulsa World, October 26, 2014
  • Hard Choices
    by Hillary Rodham Clinton,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 26, 2014
  • Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician
    by Allen Shawn,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 24, 2014
  • The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789
    by Edward J. Larson,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 19, 2014
  • Cowardice: A Brief History
    by Chris Walsh,
    Psychology Today, October 14, 2014
  • Leningrad: Siege and Symphony
    by Brian Moynahan,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 12, 2014
  • The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
    by Peter Baldwin,
    The Huffington Post, October 8, 2014
  • The Innovators: How A Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created The Digital Revolution
    by Walter Isaacson,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 1, 2014
  • All the Truth Is Out: The Fall of Gary Hart and the Rise of Tabloid Politics
    by Matt Bai,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 28, 2014
  • Cosby: His Life and Times
    by Mark Whitaker,
    The Florida Courier, September 26, 2014
  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
    by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team,
    The Boston Globe, September 25, 2014
  • Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
    by Lawrence Wright,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 14, 2014
  • Israel: Is It Good For The Jews?
    by Richard Cohen,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 12, 2014
  • City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran
    by Ramita Navai,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribume, September 7, 2014
  • Alien Landscapes? Interpreting Disordered Minds
    by Jonathan Glover,
    Psychology Today, September 2, 2014
  • The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs
    by Greil Marcus,
    The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014
  • Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore: A Novel
    by Walter Mosley,
    The Florida Courier, August 29, 2014
  • Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom
    by Lewis Buzbee,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2014
  • We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel
    by Matthew Thomas,
    Psychology Today, August 12, 2014
  • The Second Amendment: A Biography
    by Michael Waldman,
    Tulsa World, August 11, 2014
  • Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State
    by Robert Wuthnow,
    The Huffington Post, August 4, 2014
  • Back Channel: A Novel
    by Stephen L. Carter,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 3, 2014
  • Transformation of the African American Intelligentsia 1880-2012
    by Martin Kilson,
    The Florida Courier, August 1, 2014
  • Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes
    by John Rosengren,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 27, 2014
  • American Innovations: Stories
    by Rivka Galchen,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 25, 2014
  • The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball
    by Willie Randolph,
    The Florida Courier, July 18, 2014
  • The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism
    by Marwan Muasher,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 18, 2014
  • The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
    by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee,
    The Huffington Post, July 7, 2014
  • The Life of the Automobile: The Complete History of the Motor Car
    by Steven Parissien,
    Tulsa World, July 6, 2014
  • A Social Strategy: How We Profit From Social Media
    by Mikolaj Jan Piskorski,
    Psychology Today, July 3, 2014
  • Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
    by Elizabeth Mitchell,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 2, 2014
  • But Enough About You
    by Christopher Buckley,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 29, 2014
  • Mannequin Girl: A Novel
    by Ellen Litman,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2014
  • The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
    by Colson Whitehead,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 17, 2014
  • Liberalism: The Life of an Idea
    by Edmund Fawcett,
    The Huffington Post, June 11, 2014
  • Scalia: A Court of One
    by Bruce Allen Murphy,
    The Boston Globe, June 10, 2014
  • Childhood Obesity in America: Biography of an Epidemic
    by Laura Dawes,
    Psychology Today, June 10, 2014
  • A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
    by Alon Confino,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 6, 2014
  • Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack
    by Katherine C. Mooney,
    The Florida Courier, June 6, 2014
  • Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
    by Donald L. Miller,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 1, 2014
  • James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
    by Lynne Cheney,
    Tulsa World, May 25, 2014
  • Other People's Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business
    by Jennifer Taub,
    The Huffington Post, May 20, 2014
  • Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters
    by Michael S. Roth,
    Inside Higher Ed, May 15, 2014
  • Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst
    by Adam Phillips,
    Psychology Today, May 12, 2014
  • Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76
    by Dan Epstein,
    Tulsa World, May 11, 2014
  • The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude Van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
    by Bernard Wasserstein,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 9, 2014
  • The Double Life of Paul de Man
    by Evelyn Barish,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 9, 2014
  • The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
    by John Demos,
    Tulsa World, May 4, 2014
  • The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in Eastern Europe
    by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 2, 2014
  • The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style
    by Nelson George,
    The Florida Courier, April 25, 2014
  • A Fighting Chance
    by Elizabeth Warren,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 22, 2014
  • Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
    by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke, with Stephanie Higgs,
    Tulsa World, April 21, 2014
  • American Tax Resisters
    by Romain D. Huret,
    The Huffington Post, April 14, 2014
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
    by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel,
    Psychology Today, April 10, 2014
  • Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
    by Kevin Roose,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 9, 2014
  • Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better
    by Peter H. Schuck,
    The Boston Globe, April 9, 2014
  • We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution
    by Bruce Ackerman,
    The Florida Courier, March 28, 2014
  • The Struggle for Iraq's Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy
    by Zaid Al-Ali,
    The Portland Oregonian, March 24, 2014
  • Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters
    by Diane Jacobs,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 23, 2014
  • The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself
    by Andrew Pettegree,
    The Huffington Post, March 20, 2014
  • Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement
    by Lori Sturdevant,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 16, 2014
  • Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love
    by Simon Blackburn,
    Psychology Today, March 12, 2014
  • The Americanization of Narcissism
    by Elizabeth Lunbeck,
    Tulsa World, March 2, 2014
  • HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
    by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 2, 2014
  • The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
    by Peter Watson,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2, 2014
  • Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity
    by Kwame Anthony Appiah,
    The Florida Courier, February 21, 2014
  • It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
    by Danah Boyd,
    Psychology Today, February 18, 2014
  • The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
    by Betty Medsger,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 16, 2014
  • The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century
    by Angela E. Stent,
    The Huffington Post, February 11, 2014
  • On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
    by Nicholas A. Basbanes,
    Tulsa World, February 9, 2014
  • Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy
    by Kenneth Pollack,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 7, 2014
  • The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools
    by Christopher A. Lubienski and Sarah Theule Lubienski,
    The Portland Oregonian, February 4, 2014
  • The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
    by Pat Conroy,
    The Portland Oregonian, January 27, 2014
  • Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
    by Robert M. Gates,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, January 26, 2014
  • After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace
    by John D. Skrentny,
    The Florida Courier, January 24, 2014
  • Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong
    by George Edmonds,
    Psychology Today, January 23, 2014
  • Unbalanced: The Co-Dependency of America and China
    by Stephen Roach,
    The Huffington Post, January 21, 2014
  • Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
    by John Rizzon,
    The Boston Globe, January 15, 2014
  • A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940
    by Victoria Wilson,
    Tulsa World, January 6, 2014
  • Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life
    by Berel Lang,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 3, 2014
  • Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
    by Diane Ravitch,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, December 29, 2013
  • Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs From Voices Around the World
    by Retha Powers (editor),
    The Florida Courier, December 27, 2013
  • Jesus: The Human Face of God
    by Jay Parini,
    The Boston Globe, December 25, 2013
  • The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
    by William B. Helmreich,
    The Portland Oregonian, December 22, 2013
  • The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
    by Richard Kurin,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 22, 2013
  • Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It
    by Jennifer Michael Hecht,
    Psychology Today, December 16, 2013
  • The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
    by Ben Bradlee, Jr.,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 15, 2013
  • Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London, and the Birth of the Modern City
    by Jonathan Conlin,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 14, 2013
  • Report from the Interior
    by Paul Auster,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 6, 2013
  • White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making
    by Nicholas Carnes,
    The Huffington Post, December 4, 2013
  • The Explorer Gene: How Three Generations of One Family Went Higher, Deeper and Further Than Any Before
    by Tom Cheshire,
    The Boston Globe, December 3, 2013
  • Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, & Branding in the Social Media Age
    by Alice E. Marwick,
    Tulsa World, December 1, 2013
  • The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership
    by Al Sharpton,
    The Florida Courier, November 22, 2013
  • Dallas 1963
    by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, November 17, 2013
  • Looking for Strangers: The True Story of My Hidden Wartime Childhood
    by Dori Katz,
    The Jerusalem Post, November 15, 2013
  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
    by Doris Kearns Goodwin,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 10, 2013
  • If Mayors Ruled The World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
    by Benjamin R. Barber,
    The Huffington Post, November 5, 2013
  • The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
    by Simon Winchester,
    The Boston Globe, November 4, 2013
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
    by Malcolm Gladwell,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 29, 2013
  • The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism
    by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen,
    The Portland Oregonian, October 28, 2013
  • Johnny Cash: The Life
    by Robert Hilburn,
    Tulsa World, October 27, 2013
  • One Summer: America, 1927
    by Bill Bryson,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 27, 2013
  • Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
    by Wendy Lower,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 22, 2013
  • With Charity For All: Why Charities Are Failing and A Better Way To Give
    by Ken Stern,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 20, 2013
  • Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law
    by Alan Dershowitz,
    The Boston Globe, October 18, 2013
  • The Rise of Abraham Cahan
    by Seth Lipsky,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2013
  • Friendship
    by A. C. Grayling,
    Psychology Today, October 15, 2013
  • Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century
    by Liesl Schillinger,
    The Huffington Post, October 14, 2013
  • The Good Lord Bird: A Novel
    by James McBride,
    The Florida Courier, October 11, 2013
  • Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities
    by Craig Steven Wilder,
    The Boston Globe, October 2, 2013
  • The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future
    by Paul Sabin,
    Tulsa World, September 29, 2013
  • How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays; Long Division: A Novel
    by Kiese Laymon,
    The Florida Courier, September 20, 2013
  • Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, & Discovery
    by Rachel Adams,
    Psychology Today, September 17, 2013
  • Higher Education in America
    by Derek Bok,
    The Huffington Post, September 3, 2013
  • Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
    by Jeff Guinn,
    Tulsa World, September 1, 2013
  • The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power
    by Victor S. Navasky,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, August 25, 2013
  • The Joker: A Memoir
    by Andrew Hudgins,
    The Portland Oregonian, August 25, 2013
  • For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law
    by Randall Kennedy,
    The Florida Courier, August 16, 2013
  • To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
    by Cris Beam,
    The Huffington Post, August 12, 2013
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation
    by Robert Wilson,
    The Boston Globe, August 9, 2013
  • Roof Life
    by Svetlana Alpers,
    Psychology Today, August 5, 2013
  • Ready For a Brand New Beat: How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America
    by Mark Kurlansky,
    The Boston Globe, July 26, 2013
  • The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer - and How to Win It
    by Clifton Leaf,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 26, 2013
  • America 1933: The Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Shaping of the New Deal
    by Michael Golay,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 23, 2013
  • America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation
    by Joshua Kendall,
    The Boston Globe, July 20, 2013
  • To America with Love
    by A. A. Gill,
    The Portland Oregonian, July 14, 2013
  • Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future
    by Robert Wuthnow,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 14, 2013
  • To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville
    by Robert Cassanello,
    The Florida Courier, July 12, 2013
  • The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain To Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster
    by Tracy and Ross Alloway,
    Psychology Today, July 8, 2013
  • Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business
    by Lynda Obst,
    Tulsa World, July 7, 2013
  • The Humans: A Novel
    by Matt Haig,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 7, 2013
  • Christian Nation: A Novel
    by Frederic C. Rich,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2013
  • Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
    by Floyd Abrams,
    Cornell Alumni Magazine, July 1, 2013
  • The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World Together in Commerce
    by Anupam Chander,
    The Huffington Post, July 1, 2013
  • City of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York; The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream
    by Mason B. Williams; Thomas Dyja,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 30, 2013
  • The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
    by Jonathan Alter,
    The Florida Courier, June 28, 2013
  • The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences
    by David Cannadine,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 23, 2013
  • All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
    by John Taliaferro,
    Tulsa World, June 23, 2013
  • The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Highjacking
    by Brendan I. Koerner,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2013
  • What Changed When Everything Changed: 9/11 and the Making of National Identity
    by Joseph Margulies,
    The Florida Courier, June 21, 2013
  • One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child
    by Lauren Sandler,
    Psychology Today, June 12, 2013
  • Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America
    by Christopher S. Parker and Matt A. Barreto,
    The Huffington Post, June 3, 2013
  • The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War
    by Richard Rubin,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 26, 2013
  • Acts of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
    by Robert G. Kaiser,
    The Boston Globe, May 23, 2013
  • College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means For Students
    by Jeffrey J. Selingo,
    The Huffington Post, May 7, 2013
  • Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin To Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
    by Mario Livio,
    Psychology Today, May 6, 2013
  • Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic
    by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong,
    Tulsa World, May 5, 2013
  • Isaac and Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic
    by David Caute,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 3, 2013
  • Letters to a Young Scientist
    by Edward O. Wilson,
    The Boston Globe, April 29, 2013
  • The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, and A Movement
    by David Graeber,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 2013
  • The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution
    by Marcia Coyle,
    The Portland Oregonian, April 28, 2013
  • Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism
    by Gil Troy,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 25, 2013
  • The Wrath of Cochise: The Bascom Affair and the Origins of the Apache Wars
    by Terry Mort,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 23, 2013
  • Who Owns the Future?
    by Jaron Lanier,
    The Huffington Post, April 22, 2013
  • The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
    by Benn Steil,
    Tulsa World, April 21, 2013
  • Hitler's Philosophers
    by Yvonne Sherratt,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2013
  • Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
    by Bob Thompson,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 17, 2013
  • Equilateral: A Novel
    by Ken Kalfus,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 14, 2013
  • The New Mind of the South
    by Tracy Thompson,
    The Florida Courier, April 12, 2013
  • Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition
    by David Nirenberg,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 5, 2013
  • Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community
    by Kenneth T. MacLeish,
    The Florida Courier, March 29, 2013
  • Middle C: A Novel
    by William H. Gass,
    The Jerusalem Post, March 29, 2013
  • Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy
    by David Sheff,
    The Huffington Post, March 28, 2013
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means For Our Economic Well-Being
    by Zoltan J. Acs,
    Tulsa World, March 24, 2013
  • The Art of Freedom: Teaching the Humanities to the Poor
    by Earl Shorris,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2013
  • The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy
    by Michael Pettis,
    Tulsa World, March 17, 2013
  • Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State
    by T. D. Allman,
    The Portland Oregonian, March 10, 2013
  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On
    by Jonah Berger,
    The Boston Globe, March 3, 2013
  • The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How To Fix It
    by Peter Temin and David Vines,
    The Huffington Post, February 20, 2013
  • The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future
    by W. Patrick McCray,
    Tulsa World, February 3, 2013
  • Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
    by Barbara Ransby,
    The Florida Courier, February 1, 2013
  • I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies
    by Jeanine Basinger,
    The Boston Globe, January 30, 2013
  • Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are
    by Carlin Flora,
    The Huffington Post, January 27, 2013
  • The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
    by Edward Ball,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2013
  • On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
    by Alexandra Horowitz,
    The Portland Oregonian, January 13, 2013
  • Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
    by James Oakes,
    The Florida Courier, January 11, 2013
  • The Story of America: Essays on Origins
    by Jill Lepore,
    Tulsa World, December 30, 2012
  • Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds
    by Jim Sterba,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 30, 2012
  • The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father's Twentieth Century
    by Margaret Talbot,
    The Portland Oregonian, December 23, 2012
  • Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives
    by Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood,
    The Boston Globe, December 18, 2012
  • The Noir Forties: The American People from Victory to Cold War
    by Richard Lingeman,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 16, 2012
  • Geronimo
    by Robert M. Utley,
    Tulsa World, December 16, 2012
  • The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
    by David Nasaw,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, December 9, 2012
  • Back to Blood: A Novel
    by Tom Wolfe,
    The Florida Courier, December 7, 2012
  • Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law
    by Margaret Jane Radin,
    The Huffington Post, December 5, 2012
  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956
    by Anne Applebaum,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 2, 2012
  • 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End
    by Scott W. Berg,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 2, 2012
  • Dear Life: Stories
    by Alice Munro,
    The Portland Oregonian, November 25, 2012
  • Why Tolerate Religion
    The Jerusalem Post, November 23, 2012
  • The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
    by Michael Slater,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 18, 2012
  • Elsewhere: A Memoir
    by Richard Russo,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 18, 2012
  • Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
    by Michael Chabon,
    The Florida Courier, November 16, 2012
  • Jews and Words
    by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger,
    The Huffington Post, November 14, 2012
  • The American Circus
    by Susan Weber, Kenneth Ames, and Matthew Wittmann (editors),
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 13, 2012
  • The Richard Burton Diaries
    by Chris Williams (editor),
    The Boston Globe, October 30, 2012
  • Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics
    by Daniel Stedman Jones,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 28, 2012
  • The Parties Versus The People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans
    by Mickey Edwards,
    Tulsa World, October 28, 2012
  • Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
    by Jon D. Levenson,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 26, 2012
  • Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High Schools
    by Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Jessica A. Hockett,
    The Huffington Post, October 17, 2012
  • The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden
    by Mark Bowden,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 16, 2012
  • Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad
    by David Lesch,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 12, 2012
  • NW: A Novel
    by Zadie Smith,
    The Florida Courier, October 5, 2012
  • Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
    by Harvey Molotch,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, October 1, 2012
  • The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown
    by Richard L. Hasen,
    The Portland Oregonian, September 30, 2012
  • The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Healthcare Doesn't
    by William J. Baumol,
    The Boston Globe, September 24, 2012
  • We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
    by William J. Cooper,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 23, 2012
  • The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court
    by Jeffrey Toobin,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 23, 2012
  • Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
    by Steven Johnson,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, September 23, 2012
  • The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel
    by Stephen L. Carter,
    The Florida Courier, September 21, 2012
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the hidden Power of Character
    by Paul Tough,
    The Huffington Post, September 19, 2012
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West
    by Ruben Martinez,
    Tulsa World, September 16, 2012
  • Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
    by Jeanne Marie Laskas,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 16, 2012
  • Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop
    by Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen,
    The Florida Courier, September 7, 2012
  • On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred
    by Paul Reitter,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 31, 2012
  • Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America
    by Martin Gilens,
    The Huffington Post, August 28, 2012
  • Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep
    by David K. Randall,
    The Portland Oregonian, August 19, 2012
  • Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years
    by Geoffrey Nunberg,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, August 12, 2012
  • True Believers
    by Kurt Andersen,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 12, 2012
  • Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America
    by Tanner Colby,
    The Florida Courier, August 10, 2012
  • Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy
    by Paul Thomas Murphy,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 5, 2012
  • Cronkite
    by Douglas Brinkley,
    Tulsa World, August 5, 2012
  • American Empire: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000
    by Joshua B. Freemen,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 5, 2012
  • Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
    by Neil Barofsky,
    The Huffington Post, July 30, 2012
  • The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution
    by Richard Slotkin,
    The Boston Globe, July 27, 2012
  • Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II
    by Arthur Herman,
    Tulsa World, July 22, 2012
  • Sincerity: How A Moral Ideal Born Five Hundred Years Ago Inspired Religious Wars, Modern Art, Hipster Chic, And The Curious Notion That We All Have Something To Say (No Matter How Dull)
    by R. Jay Magill, Jr.,
    The Portland Oregonian, July 15, 2012
  • Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
    by Frank Partnoy,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 8, 2012
  • The World Without You: A Novel
    by Joshua Henkin,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 2012
  • Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
    by Larry Tye,
    Tulsa World, July 8, 2012
  • The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
    by Alan Ehrenhalt,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, July 2, 2012
  • Barack Obama: The Story
    by David Maraniss,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 1, 2012
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power:
    by Robert A. Caro,
    The Florida Courier, June 22, 2012
  • In God's Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible
    by Michael Walzer,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 22, 2012
  • Maximum Brainpower: Challenging the Brain for Health and Wisdom
    by Shlomo Breznitz and Collins Hemingway,
    The Huffington Post, June 18, 2012
  • Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive
    by Ray Raphael,
    Tulsa World, June 17, 2012
  • Mudwoman: A Novel
    by Joyce Carol Oates,
    The Florida Courier, June 8, 2012
  • America the Philosophical
    by Carlin Romano,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 3, 2012
  • A Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character
    by Jack Hitt,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2012
  • The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It
    by Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson,
    The Huffington Post, May 21, 2012
  • Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
    by Michael Lind,
    Tulsa World, May 20, 2012
  • A Disposition to Be Rich: How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States
    by Geoffrey C. Ward,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2012
  • 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said
    by Charles Wheelan,
    The Boston Globe, May 17, 2012
  • Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
    by George Dyson,
    Tulsa World, May 13, 2012
  • In One Person: A Novel
    by John Irving,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 6, 2012
  • Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power
    by Terri Apter,
    The Huffington Post, April 30, 2012
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • Paper Promises: Debt, Money and the New World Order
    by Philip Coggan,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 22, 2012
  • Calico Joe: A Novel
    by John Grisham,
    The Portland Oregonian, April 22, 2012
  • When General Grant Expelled the Jews
    by Jonathan D. Sarna,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, April 22, 2012
  • Promiscuous: Portnoy's Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness
    by Bernard Avishai,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 20, 2012
  • Finance and the Good Society
    by Robert J. Shiller,
    The Huffington Post, April 10, 2012
  • Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
    by Richard Zacks,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, April 8, 2012
  • The Beginner's Goodbye: A Novel
    by Anne Tyler,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 2012
  • Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship
    by Richard Aldous,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 8, 2012
  • Schmidt Steps Back: A Novel
    by Louis Begley,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 25, 2012
  • Watergate: A Novel
    by Thomas Mallon,
    Tulsa World, March 18, 2012
  • In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age
    by Patricia Cohen,
    The Portland Oregonian, March 18, 2012
  • Psychology's Ghosts: The Crisis in the Profession and the Way Back
    by Jerome Kagan,
    The Jerusalem Post, March 16, 2012
  • Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power
    by Andrew Nagorski,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 11, 2012
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    by Charles Duhigg,
    The Portland Oregonian, March 11, 2012
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
    by Jonathan Haidt,
    NPR, March 1, 2012
  • Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy
    by Andrew Preston,
    The Huffington Post, March 1, 2012
  • Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told By Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long For It
    by Craig Taylor,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 26, 2012
  • Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, An American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
    by Jim Yardley,
    Tulsa World, February 26, 2012
  • Memory: Fragments of a Modern History
    by Alison Winter,
    The Boston Globe, February 19, 2012
  • Thinking the Twentieth Century
    by Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2012
  • A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
    by James Barr,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 12, 2012
  • The Street Sweeper: A Novel
    by Elliot Perlman,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 10, 2012
  • Money Well Spent?: The Truth Behind the Trillion Dollar Stimulus, The Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History
    by Michael Grabell,
    The Huffington Post, February 9, 2012
  • Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847
    by Winston Groom,
    Tulsa World, February 5, 2012
  • Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition
    by Marni Davis,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2012
  • Hope: A Tragedy
    by Shalom Auslander,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 3, 2012
  • The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age
    by Richard Seaver,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 22, 2012
  • The Night Swimmer: A Novel
    by Matt Bondurant,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2012
  • The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
    by Philip Taubman,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 22, 2012
  • Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
    by Wade Davis,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 8, 2012
  • Fraternity
    by Diane Brady,
    The Florida Courier, January 6, 2012
  • Invisible Men: Men's Inner Lives and the Consequences of Silence
    by Michael Addis,
    The Huffington Post, January 4, 2012
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • Room for Improvement: Notes on a Dozen Lifelong Sports
    by John Casey,
    Tulsa World, January 1, 2012
  • And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
    by Shields, Charles J.,
    Cornell Alumni Magazine, January 1, 2012
  • The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry is Defining Your Identity and Your World
    by Joseph Turow,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 27, 2011
  • The Dovekeepers: A Novel
    by Alice Hoffman,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2011
  • The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
    by Stephen Greenblatt,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2011
  • Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero
    by Chris Matthews,
    Tulsa World, December 18, 2011
  • Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich
    by Robert Gewarth,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2011
  • The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend
    by Thomas Malory, a Retelling by Peter Ackroyd,
    The Boston Globe, December 14, 2011
  • This is Hermain Cain!: My Journey to the White House
    by Herman Cain,
    The Florida Courier, December 9, 2011
  • Lawtalk: The Unknown Stories Behind Familiar Legal Expressions
    by James E. Clapp, Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Marc Galanter, and Fred R. Shapiro,
    The Huffington Post, December 7, 2011
  • Losing It: In Which An Aging Professor Laments His Shrinking Brain
    by William Ian Miller,
    Tulsa World, December 4, 2011
  • Civilization: The West and the Rest
    by Niall Ferguson,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, December 4, 2011
  • Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War
    by Steven M. Gillon,
    The Portland Oregonian, November 26, 2011
  • Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War
    by Tony Horwitz,
    The Florida Courier, November 24, 2011
  • Hi, My Name is Jack: One Man's Story of the Tumultuous Road to Sobriety and a Changed Life
    by Jack Watts,
    The Huffington Post, November 21, 2011
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • The Sense of An Ending
    by Julian Barnes,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 20, 2011
  • The Prague Cemetery: A Novel
    by Umberto Eco,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 20, 2011
  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel
    by Chad Harbach,
    Tulsa World, November 13, 2011
  • Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
    by Ron Suskind,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, November 13, 2011
  • On Conan Doyle or, The Whole Art of Storytelling
    by Michael Dirda,
    The Portland Oregonian, November 12, 2011
  • Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful
    by Daniel S. Hamermesh,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, November 7, 2011
  • Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It
    by Alan Wolfe,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 31, 2011
  • Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President
    by Justin A. Frank,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 23, 2011
  • The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits
    by Kent Greenfield,
    The Portland Oregonian, October 22, 2011
  • The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn
    by Lucette Lagnado,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2011
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
    by Candice Millard,
    The Portland Oregonian, October 15, 2011
  • The Virtues of Our Vices: A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness and Other Bad Habits
    by Emrys Westacott,
    The Boston Globe, October 14, 2011
  • The Marriage Plot: A Novel
    by Jeffrey Eugenides,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 9, 2011
  • Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
    by David Margolick,
    The Florida Courier, October 7, 2011
  • How Judaism Became a Religion: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought
    by Leora Batnitzky,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 7, 2011
  • Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform
    by Paul Starr,
    The Huffington Post, October 4, 2011
  • The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times
    by Mohamed ElBaradei,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, October 3, 2011
  • Driving Home: An American Journey
    by Jonathan Raban,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 1, 2011
  • Uneducated Guesses: Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies
    by Howard Wainer,
    Tulsa World, September 25, 2011
  • Virginia Woolf
    by Alexandra Harris,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 24, 2011
  • Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life
    by Vivian Gornick,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 23, 2011
  • Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson
    by Amanda Smith,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 20, 2011
  • Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy
    by John Julius Norwich,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 17, 2011
  • American Anthrax: Fear, Crime, and the Investigation of the Nation's Deadliest Bioterror Attack
    by Jeanne Guillemin,
    NPR, September 14, 2011
  • The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'N' Roll
    by Preston Lauterbach,
    The Florida Courier, September 9, 2011
  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
    by Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney,
    The Huffington Post, September 6, 2011
  • Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart
    by Stefan Kanfer,
    Tulsa World, September 4, 2011
  • The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion
    by Hugh B. Urban,
    The Boston Globe, August 31, 2011
  • American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation
    by Michael Kazin,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, August 28, 2011
  • The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
    by David Mamet,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 19, 2011
  • The Good School: How Smart Parents Get Their Kids the Education They Deserve
    by Peg Tyre,
    The Huffington Post, August 9, 2011
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
    by David Brooks,
    Tulsa World, August 7, 2011
  • Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and Making of Modern America
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 7, 2011
  • The Talk-Funny Girl
    by Roland Merullo,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2011
  • Pacific Heights
    by Paul Harper,
    The Portland Oregonian, July 30, 2011
  • The Mirage Man: Bruce Ivins, The Anthrax Attacks and America's Rush to War
    by David Willman,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2011
  • Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America
    by Cameron McWhirter,
    The Florida Courier, July 22, 2011
  • Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China's Other Billion
    by Michael Levy,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 22, 2011
  • American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America
    by David O. Stewart,
    The Kansas City Star, July 16, 2011
  • Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
    by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner,
    The Australian, July 16, 2011
  • The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
    by Michael Spence,
    The Huffington Post, July 12, 2011
  • David Crockett: The Lion of the West
    by Michael Wallis,
    Tulsa World, July 10, 2011
  • The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers
    by James O'Shea,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 10, 2011
  • Turn of Mind
    The San Francisco Chronicle, July 3, 2011
  • Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir
    by Robert Jay Lifton,
    The Boston Globe, June 24, 2011
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
    by David McCullough,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 19, 2011
  • La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life
    by Elaine Sciolino,
    The Boston Globe, June 15, 2011
  • A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion: A Novel
    by Ron Hansen,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2011
  • What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years
    by Ricky Riccardi,
    The Florida Courier, June 9, 2011
  • The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
    by Michael Shermer,
    The Huffington Post, June 7, 2011
  • Will Rogers: A Political Life
    by Richard D. White, Jr.,
    Tulsa World, June 5, 2011
  • The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, The Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel
    by Michael J. Totten,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 4, 2011
  • Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
    by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2011
  • To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
    by Adam Hochschild,
    The Portland Oregonian, May 27, 2011
  • Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present
    by Jeff Madrick,
    The Huffington Post, May 23, 2011
  • Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff
    by James B. Stewart,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 22, 2011
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
    by Erik Larson,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 2011
  • Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009
    by Mark Kukis,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 15, 2011
  • The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel
    by David Foster Wallace,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 13, 2011
  • The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral - And How it Changed the American West
    by Jeff Guinn,
    Tulsa World, May 8, 2011
  • Solomon: The Lure of Wisdom
    by Steven Weitzman,
    The Forward, May 6, 2011
  • The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed
    by Adam Bryand,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, May 2, 2011
  • The Great Night
    by Chris Adrian,
    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2011
  • The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge
    by T. J. English,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 1, 2011
  • Reading My Father
    by Alexandra Styron,
    NPR, April 28, 2011
  • The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story
    by Robert Baer and Dayna Baer,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 15, 2011
  • A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life
    by Deval Patrick,
    The Huffington Post, April 14, 2011
  • The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War
    by Ben Shephard,
    Tulsa World, April 3, 2011
  • Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game
    by Rob Ruck,
    The Florida Courier, April 1, 2011
  • While Mortals Sleep
    by Kurt Vonnegut,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 20, 2011
  • Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of my Iraqi Family
    by Tamara Chalabi,
    The Jerusalem Post, March 18, 2011
  • O: A Presidential Novel
    by Anonymous,
    The Florida Courier, March 17, 2011
  • Mad as Hell: The Crisis of the 1970s and the Rise of the Populist Right
    by Dominic Sandbrook,
    Tulsa World, March 13, 2011
  • Branch Rickey
    by Jimmy Breslin,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 11, 2011
  • Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping our World
    by Doug Saunders,
    The Huffington Post, March 11, 2011
  • Romanov Riches: Russian Writers and Artists Under the Tsars
    by Solomon Volkov,
    The Boston Globe, March 10, 2011
  • The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
    by Richard Kluger,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 6, 2011
  • Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
    by Douglas Waller,
    The Portland Oregonian, March 5, 2011
  • Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany
    by Richard Lucas,
    The Jerusalem Post, March 4, 2011
  • How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III
    by Ron Rosenbaum,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 27, 2011
  • Known and Unknown: A Memoir
    by Donald Rumsfeld,
    The Huffington Post, February 21, 2011
  • Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Rise and Fall - From America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
    by Frank Brady,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 21, 2011
  • Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics
    by John J. Mearsheimer,
    Tulsa World, February 20, 2011
  • My Father's Fortune: A Life
    by Michael Frayn,
    The Boston Globe, February 13, 2011
  • Doonesbury and the Art of G. B. Trudeau
    by Brian Walker,
    The Australian, February 5, 2011
  • The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort
    by Perry Mehrling,
    Tulsa World, January 30, 2011
  • The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom 1879-1960
    by Douglas Brinkley,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 30, 2011
  • The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to Become Happier, More Fulfilled, and in Control of Your Life
    by John R. Sharp, MD,
    The Huffington Post, January 27, 2011
  • Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
    by Daniel Altman,
    NPR, January 27, 2011
  • J. D. Salinger: A Life
    by Kenneth Slawenski,
    The Portland Oregonian, January 22, 2011
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer
    by Jane Smiley,
    Tulsa World, January 16, 2011
  • The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East
    by Timur Kuran,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 14, 2011
  • New Essays in American Jewish History
    by Pamela S. Nadell, Jonathan D. Sarna and Lance J. Sussman (editors),
    The Forward, January 14, 2011
  • Thinking About Leadership
    by Nannerl O. Keohane,
    The Huffington Post, January 5, 2011
  • Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    by Robert D. Kaplan,
    Tulsa World, January 2, 2011
  • Joe Louis: Hard Times Man
    by Randy Roberts,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 26, 2010
  • Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices
    by Noah Feldman,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 17, 2010
  • America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag
    by Sarah Palin,
    The Huffington Post, December 13, 2010
  • My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that Led to an American Tragedy
    by Nora Titone,
    Tulsa World, December 12, 2010
  • The Invisible Harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb
    by Allen M. Hornblum,
    The Forward, December 10, 2010
  • Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
    by Pauline Maier,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 8, 2010
  • The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949
    by Keith Jeffrey,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 6, 2010
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
    by Siddhartha Mukherjee,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 5, 2010
  • History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage
    by Beth S. Wenger,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 3, 2010
  • Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers
    by John Broven,
    Indiana Magazine of History, December 1, 2010
  • Decision Points
    by George W. Bush,
    The Jerusalem Post, November 26, 2010
  • Driven West: Andrew Jackson's Trail of Tears to the Civil War
    by A. J. Langguth,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 21, 2010
  • My Reading Life
    by Pat Conroy,
    The Boston Globe, November 21, 2010
  • Obama's Wars; The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
    by Bob Woodward; Tariq Ali,
    The Australian, November 20, 2010
  • Frank: The Voice
    by James Kaplan,
    NPR, November 9, 2010
  • Why the West Rules - For Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About the Future
    by Ian Morris,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 31, 2010
  • Madison and Jefferson
    by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg,
    Tulsa World, October 31, 2010
  • The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
    by Jane Leavy,
    Tulsa World, October 24, 2010
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • By Nightfall: A Novel
    by Michael Cunningham,
    The Portland Oregonian, October 23, 2010
  • Nemesis
    by Philip Roth,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 15, 2010
  • Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion
    by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel,
    The Huffington Post, October 15, 2010
  • This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won The Minnesota Senate Recount
    by Jay Weiner,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 10, 2010
  • A Journey: My Political Life
    by Tony Blair,
    Tulsa World, October 10, 2010
  • Washington: A Life
    by Ron Chernow,
    NPR, October 9, 2010
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
    by Steven Johnson,
    The Portland Oregonian, October 2, 2010
  • White House Diary
    by Jimmy Carter,
    The Huffington Post, September 27, 2010
  • The "Good War" in American Memory
    by John Bodnar,
    Tulsa World, September 26, 2010
  • Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq
    by John W. Dower,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 26, 2010
  • An American Type: A Novel
    by Henry Roth,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 25, 2010
  • Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt
    by Robert Gottlieb,
    NPR, September 24, 2010
  • American Caesars: Lives of the U.S. Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush
    by Nigel Hamilton,
    The Boston Globe, September 8, 2010
  • Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us
    by John Quiggin,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, September 6, 2010
  • The Land of Blood and Honey: The Rise of Modern Israel
    by Martin Van Creveld,
    Tulsa World, August 22, 2010
  • Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media and the Rule of Law
    by Gabriel Schoenfeld,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 22, 2010
  • Freedom: A Novel
    by Jonathan Franzen,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 22, 2010
  • Running Commentary: The Contentious Magazine that Transformed the Jewish Left into the Jewish Right
    by Benjamin Balint,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 20, 2010
  • Rich Boy: A Novel
    by Sharon Pomerantz,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 13, 2010
  • Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Breakout of the Pacific War
    by John D. Lukacs,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 8, 2010
  • 7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin
    by James Sullivan,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 7, 2010
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired CHICAGO
    by Douglas Perry,
    NPR, August 5, 2010
  • The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Murder and Madness in Saratoga's Gilded Age
    by Geoffrey O'Brien,
    The Boston Globe, August 1, 2010
  • Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids and What We Can Do About It
    by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus,
    Tulsa World, July 25, 2010
  • The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
    by Matt Ridley,
    The Portland Oregonian, July 17, 2010
  • Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family Feuds
    by Lyndall Gordon,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 10, 2010
  • Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, and Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War
    by James Mauro,
    Tulsa World, July 4, 2010
  • In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance
    by Wilbert Rideau,
    Tulsa World, June 27, 2010
  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
    by David Kirkpatrick,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 26, 2010
  • Hitch-22: A Memoir
    by Christopher Hitchens,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 25, 2010
  • Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future
    by Stephen Kinzer,
    NPR, June 25, 2010
  • The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents
    by Alex Butterworth,
    The Kansas City Star, June 19, 2010
  • The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City - and Determined the Future of Cities
    by Joe Flood,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2010
  • Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
    by Robert McCrum,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 12, 2010
  • The Book in the Renaissance
    by Andrew Pettegree,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 7, 2010
  • The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
    by Evan Thomas,
    Tulsa World, June 6, 2010
  • Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self
    by Marilynne Robinson,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 6, 2010
  • Parrot and Olivier in America
    by Peter Carey,
    Tulsa World, May 30, 2010
  • Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man
    by Bill Clegg,
    Tulsa World, May 30, 2010
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
    by David Remnick,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 28, 2010
  • The Dead Republic
    by Roddy Doyle,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2010
  • Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents
    by Ian Buruma,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 21, 2010
  • The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century
    by Alan Brinkley,
    Tulsa World, May 16, 2010
  • Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. The Supreme Court
    by Jeff Shesol,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 9, 2010
  • Sixty to Zero: An Inside Look at the Collapse of General Motors - and the Detroit Auto Industry
    by Alex Taylor III,
    NPR, May 8, 2010
  • Unbound: A True Story of War, Love, and Survival
    by Dean King,
    The Portland Oregonian, May 8, 2010
  • Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles
    by Panthea Reid,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 30, 2010
  • The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World
    by Ben Wildavsky,
    The Boston Globe, April 29, 2010
  • Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion
    by Bettye Collier-Thomas,
    Tulsa World, April 25, 2010
  • The Game From Where I Stand: A Ballplayer's Inside View
    by Doug Glanville,
    Tulsa World, April 18, 2010
    (co-authored with Patrick M. Burns)
  • The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession
    by David Grann,
    The Portland Oregonian, April 17, 2010
  • The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected
    by Jonathan R. Cole,
    The Boston Globe, April 16, 2010
  • Kazan on Directing
    by Elia Kazan,
    The Forward, April 9, 2010
  • The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University
    by Louis Menand,
    The Boston Globe, April 6, 2010
  • Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War
    by Ted Morgan,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -and- Tulsa World, March 28, 2010
  • The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being
    by Derek Bok,
    The Boston Globe, March 21, 2010
  • Our Hero: Superman on Earth
    by Tom De Haven,
    Tulsa World, March 21, 2010
  • Backing into Forward
    by Jules Feiffer,
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 21, 2010
  • The Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
    by Diane Ravitch,
    NPR, March 16, 2010
  • The History of White People
    by Nell Irvin Painter,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 14, 2010
  • Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture
    by Alice Echols,
    Tulsa World, March 14, 2010
  • Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
    by George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, March 1, 2010
  • Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche
    by Ethan Watters,
    Tulsa World, February 28, 2010
  • Into the Story: A Writer's Journey through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss
    by David Maraniss,
    The Boston Globe, February 28, 2010
  • The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again
    by Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 26, 2010
  • On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
    by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 21, 2010
  • The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr
    by Ken Gormley,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 14, 2010
  • The Case for God
    by Karen Armstrong,
    Tulsa World, February 14, 2010
  • Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
    by David Bianculli,
    Tulsa World, February 14, 2010
  • Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic
    by Michael Scammell,
    The Forward, January 29, 2010
  • Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and The National Security State
    by Garry Wills,
    The Boston Globe, January 24, 2010
  • The Believers: How America Fell for Bernard Madoff's $65 Billion Investment Scam
    by Adam LeBor,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 22, 2010
  • In the Name of God and Country: Reconsidering Terrorism in American History
    by Michael Fellman,
    Tulsa World, January 17, 2010
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    by Daniel H. Pink,
    The Portland Oregonian, January 3, 2010
  • Noah's Compass
    by Anne Tyler,
    The Baltimore Sun, January 3, 2010
  • American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
    by Joan Biskupic,
    Tulsa World, January 3, 2010
  • Angler Management: The Day I Died While Fly Fishing and Other Essays
    by Jack Ohman,
    The Portland Oregonian, December 27, 2009
  • FDR's Deadly Secret
    by Steven Lomazow and Eric Fettman,
    Tulsa World, December 27, 2009
  • Going Rogue: An American Life
    by Sarah Palin,
    The Jerusalem Post, December 25, 2009
  • Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right
    by Jennifer Burns,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 20, 2009
  • Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5
    by Christopher Andrew,
    Tulsa World, December 20, 2009
  • Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret
    by Steve Luxenberg,
    The Forward, December 11, 2009
  • This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
    by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, December 7, 2009
  • Woodrow Wilson: A Biography
    by John Milton Cooper, Jr.,
    Tulsa World, December 6, 2009
  • America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story
    by Bruce Feiler,
    Tulsa World, November 29, 2009
  • Pure Goldwater
    by John W. Dean and Barry M. Goldwater, Jr.,
    Tulsa World, November 29, 2009
  • Devil's Dream: A Novel
    by Madison Smartt Bell,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 29, 2009
  • Look at the Birdie
    by Kurt Vonnegut,
    The Huffington Post, November 25, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Too Much Happiness
    by Alice Munro,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 22, 2009
  • The Humbling
    by Philip Roth,
    The Jerusalem Post, November 13, 2009
  • Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker
    by James McManus,
    The Boston Globe, November 8, 2009
  • Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics
    by Joyce Purnick,
    The Jerusalem Post, November 5, 2009
  • Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
    by Morris Dickstein,
    Tulsa World, November 1, 2009
  • The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
    by Robert M. Edsel,
    Tulsa World, November 1, 2009
  • City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s
    by Edmund White,
    The Huffington Post, October 22, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity
    by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen,
    The Portland Oregonian, October 17, 2009
  • When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
    by Gail Collins,
    NPR, October 14, 2009
  • Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance
    by Garrison Keillor,
    Tulsa World, October 11, 2009
  • American Passage: The History of Ellis Island
    by Vincent J. Cannato,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 9, 2009
  • Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen
    by Joe Drape,
    NPR, October 6, 2009
  • True Compass: A Memoir
    by Edward M. Kennedy,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2009
  • The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools
    by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.,
    The Boston Globe, September 27, 2009
  • The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President
    by Taylor Branch,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 27, 2009
  • Homer & Langley
    by E. L. Doctorow,
    The Huffington Post, September 22, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
    by Louis Begley,
    The Forward, September 18, 2009
  • You or Someone Like You
    by Chandler Burr,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 11, 2009
  • Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business
    by Nelson Lichtenstein,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, September 7, 2009
  • Free: The Future of a Radical Price
    by Chris Anderson,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 28, 2009
  • In Rooms of Memory
    by Hilary Masters,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 16, 2009
  • How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music
    by Elijah Wald,
    Tulsa World, August 16, 2009
  • Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture
    by Ellen Ruppell Shell,
    Tulsa World, August 9, 2009
  • That Old Cape Magic
    by Richard Russo,
    The Boston Globe, August 9, 2009
  • Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story
    by Evan I. Schwartz,
    Tulsa World, August 2, 2009
  • Touch
    by Francine Prose,
    Tulsa World, July 26, 2009
  • The State of Jones: The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy
    by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer,
    Tulsa World, July 26, 2009
  • The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
    by Douglas Brinkley,
    The Baltimore Sun, July 26, 2009
  • The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses
    by Stephen Norwood,
    The Boston Globe, July 26, 2009
  • Judaism Does Not Equal Israel; Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas About the Middle East
    by Marc Ellis; Fred Jerome,
    The Forward, July 24, 2009
  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal
    by Ben Mezrich,
    The Huffington Post, July 23, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Reagan's Secret War: The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
    by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 19, 2009
  • Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon
    by Craig Nelson,
    NPR, July 17, 2009
  • The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
    by David Kilcullen,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 17, 2009
  • The Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand, and a New American Age
    by Gary M. Pomerantz,
    NPR, July 9, 2009
  • The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow
    by Donald McRae,
    Tulsa World, June 28, 2009
  • Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
    by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassiliev,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 28, 2009
  • The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
    by T. J. Stiles,
    Tulsa World, June 21, 2009
  • The Environmental Justice
    by Adam M. Sowards,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 21, 2009
  • Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
    by Larry Tye,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 21, 2009
  • Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America
    by Jeffrey Shandler,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2009
  • Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America
    by Lawrence R. Jacobs, Fay Lomax Cook, and Michael X. Delli Carpini,
    The Daily Kos, June 20, 2009
    (co-authored with Robert Spitzer)
  • A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression
    by Richard A. Posner,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 19, 2009
  • Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music
    by Greg Kot,
    The Huffington Post, June 15, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
    by Alain de Botton,
    The Boston Globe, June 14, 2009
  • American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone
    by D. D. Guttenplan,
    NPR, June 8, 2009
  • After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age of New York Baseball
    by Robert E. Murphy,
    Tulsa World, June 7, 2009
  • Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money that Made the Metropolitan Museum
    by Michael Gross,
    Tulsa World, June 7, 2009
  • The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
    by Justin Fox,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, June 1, 2009
  • The American Future: A History
    by Simon Schama,
    The Boston Globe, May 24, 2009
  • Singin' in the Rain: The Making of an American Masterpiece
    by Earl J. Hess and Pratibha A. Dabholkar,
    Tulsa World, May 24, 2009
  • The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement
    by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell, PhD,
    The Huffington Post, May 21, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
    by Thomas E. Ricks,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 15, 2009
  • Pay To Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Show
    by Elizabeth Brackett,
    Ivan R. Dee, May 10, 2009
  • Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century
    by Barry Mazor,
    Tulsa World, May 10, 2009
  • The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story
    by Elliott West,
    The Portland Oregonian, May 3, 2009
  • The Day We Found The Universe
    by Marcia Bartusiak,
    Tulsa World, May 3, 2009
  • The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience
    by Kirstin Downey,
    Tulsa World, May 3, 2009
  • Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy
    by Peter S. Canellos,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 1, 2009
  • Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend
    by Paul Schneider,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 26, 2009
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life
    by Gerald Martin,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 26, 2009
  • Rosenfeld's Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing
    by Steven J. Zipperstein,
    The Forward, April 24, 2009
  • Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself
    by Michael Shapiro,
    Tulsa World, April 19, 2009
  • Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee
    by Allen Barra,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 12, 2009
  • As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires
    by Bruce Weber,
    NPR, April 6, 2009
  • The Wall Street Journal Guide to the End of Wall Street as We Know It
    by David Kansas,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, April 6, 2009
  • Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America
    by Julia Angwin,
    The Huffington Post, April 2, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Alger Hiss and the Battle for History
    by Susan Jacoby,
    The New York Observer, March 30, 2009
  • Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
    by Neal Bascomb,
    The Portland Oregonian, March 27, 2009
  • So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government
    by Robert G. Kaiser,
    Tulsa World, March 22, 2009
  • Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (And Redeeming Promise) Of Our Country
    by William Greider,
    The Baltimore Sun, March 22, 2009
  • Blood & Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism
    by Michael Burleigh,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 15, 2009
  • Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life
    by Adam Gopnik,
    The Boston Globe, March 15, 2009
  • The Future of Liberalism
    by Alan Wolfe,
    The Boston Globe, March 8, 2009
  • Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years
    by Cari Beauchamp,
    Tulsa World, March 8, 2009
  • A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir
    by Donald Worster,
    Reviews in American History 37, March 1, 2009
  • 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History
    by Charles Bracelen Flood,
    Tulsa World, March 1, 2009
  • Snark
    by David Denby,
    The Huffington Post, February 25, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future
    by Will Bunch,
    Tulsa World, February 22, 2009
  • Frankly, My Dear: Gone With the Wind Revisited
    by Molly Haskell,
    Tulsa World, February 22, 2009
  • A Mad Desire to Dance
    by Elie Wiesel,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 20, 2009
  • Halliburton's Army: The Long, Strange Tale of a Private, Profitable and Out of Control Texas Oil Company
    by Pratap Chatterjee,
    The Portland Oregonian, February 13, 2009
  • The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch
    by Michael Wolff,
    The Huffington Post, February 11, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Presidential Command: Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy From Richard Nixon to George W. Bush
    by Peter W. Rodman,
    Tulsa World, February 8, 2009
  • The Women
    by T. C. Boyle,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 8, 2009
  • Chicago: A Novel
    by Alaa Al Aswany,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2009
  • Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy
    by Michael Soussan,
    Tulsa World, January 25, 2009
  • How To Break A Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, To Take Down The Deadliest Man in Iraq
    by Matthew Alexander, with John R. Bruning,
    Tulsa World, January 18, 2009
  • The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith and the Birth of America
    by Steven Johnson,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 18, 2009
  • Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
    by Fred Kaplan,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 2009
  • Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
    by Thomas J. Sugrue,
    Tulsa World, January 11, 2009
  • The Moguls and The Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II
    by David Welky,
    The Huffington Post, January 9, 2009
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • The Pages in Between
    by Erin Einhorn,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 1, 2009
  • Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America
    by Mike Huckabee,
    Tulsa World, December 14, 2008
  • Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
    by John Stauffer,
    The Baltimore Sun, December 7, 2008
  • Call Me Ted
    by Ted Turner with Bill Burke,
    The Huffington Post, December 2, 2008
  • New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
    by Burton W. Folsom, Jr.,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, December 1, 2008
  • Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    by H. W. Brands,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 30, 2008
  • Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution - and What It Means for America Today
    by Thomas J. DiLorenzo,
    Tulsa World, November 30, 2008
  • Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity
    by Michael Lewis,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 23, 2008
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
    by Alice Schroeder,
    The Baltimore Sun, November 23, 2008
  • War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War
    by Brian DeLay,
    Tulsa World, November 23, 2008
  • The Jewel of Medina: A Novel
    by Sherry Jones,
    The Jerusalem Post, November 14, 2008
  • The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread
    by Maria Balinska,
    The Forward, November 14, 2008
  • The Great Brain Suck and Other American Epiphanies
    by Eugene Halton,
    The Huffington Post, November 7, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Fred Astaire
    by Joseph Epstein,
    The Boston Globe, November 2, 2008
  • From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776
    by George C. Herring,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 24, 2008
  • Some of It Was Fun: Working with RFK and LBJ
    by Nicholas deB. Katzenbach,
    Tulsa World, October 19, 2008
  • The Widows of Eastwick
    by John Updike,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 7, 2008
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How it Can Renew America
    by Thomas L. Friedman,
    The Huffington Post, October 7, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Philanthro-Capitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World
    by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, October 6, 2008
  • Planet Google
    by Randall Stross,
    The Portland Oregonian, October 5, 2008
  • The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality
    by Jerome R. Corsi,
    The Jerusalem Post, October 3, 2008
  • Indignation
    by Philip Roth,
    The Jerusalem Post, September 19, 2008
  • They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It; Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World
    by Brigitte Gabriel; Jim Sciutto,
    The Baltimore Sun, September 7, 2008
  • Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
    by Rick Wartzman,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 31, 2008
  • The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
    by Ron Suskind,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 29, 2008
  • Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
    by Garrison Keillor,
    The Baltimore Sun, August 24, 2008
  • Man in the Dark
    by Paul Auster,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 24, 2008
  • The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848
    by Martin Dugard,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 24, 2008
  • Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love
    by Lara Vapnyar,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 15, 2008
  • The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
    by Andrew J. Bacevich,
    The New York Observer, August 11, 2008
  • The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule
    by Thomas Frank,
    The Baltimore Sun, August 10, 2008
  • The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America
    by Maury Klein,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 10, 2008
  • What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception
    by Scott McClellan,
    The Jerusalem Post, August 8, 2008
  • 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance
    by Gavin Menzies,
    The Baltimore Sun, July 27, 2008
  • My Sister, My Love
    by Joyce Carol Oates,
    The Huffington Post, July 25, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism
    by Douglas J. Feith,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 25, 2008
  • The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008
    by Sean Wilentz,
    The Boston Globe, July 20, 2008
  • Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do
    by Tom Vanderbilt,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 20, 2008
  • The China Diary of George H. W. Bush: The Making of a Global President
    by Jeffrey A. Engel,
    The Baltimore Sun, July 13, 2008
  • Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy
    by Natan Sharansky with Shira Wolosky Weiss,
    The Jerusalem Post, July 11, 2008
  • The Kingmakers: How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy
    by Mike Gravel and David Eisenbach,
    The Huffington Post, July 2, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future
    by Mark Bauerlein,
    The Huffington Post, June 19, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart
    by Bill Bishop, with Robert Cushing,
    The Boston Globe, June 15, 2008
  • Only A Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul; The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives; Spiritual Evolution: A Scientific Defense of Faith
    by Kenneth R. Miller; Leonard Mlodinow; George E. Vaillant,
    The Baltimore Sun, June 15, 2008
  • Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership
    by Madeleine Albright,
    The Jerusalem Post, June 13, 2008
  • White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters From FDR to George W. Bush
    by Robert Schlesinger,
    The Baltimore Sun, June 8, 2008
  • Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice
    by Eric Lichtblau,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 1, 2008
  • Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
    by Rick Perlstein,
    The Portland Oregonian, June 1, 2008
  • Audition: A Memoir
    by Barbara Walters,
    The Huffington Post, May 27, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • The Post-American World
    by Fareed Zakaria,
    The Jerusalem Post, May 23, 2008
  • The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage
    by Daniel Mark Epstein,
    The Baltimore Sun, May 18, 2008
  • The Man Who Loved China: Joseph Needham and the Making of a Masterpiece
    by Simon Winchester,
    The Portland Oregonian, May 18, 2008
  • A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
    by Tony Horwitz,
    The Baltimore Sun, May 11, 2008
  • The Investor's Dilemma: How Mutual Funds Are Betraying Your Trust and What to Do About It
    by Louis Lowenstein,
    Barron's Financial Weekly, May 5, 2008
  • Strange Bedfellows: How Late-Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke
    by Russell Peterson,
    The Huffington Post, May 1, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen
    by Susan Griffin,
    The Baltimore Sun, April 27, 2008
  • The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country; Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You With the Bill); The Age of American Unreason
    by Laton McCartney; David Cay Johnston; Susan Jacoby,
    The Baltimore Sun, April 20, 2008
  • Dictation
    by Cynthia Ozick,
    The Jerusalem Post, April 18, 2008
  • Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
    by Mark Harris,
    The Huffington Post, April 17, 2008
    (co-authored with Kevin Morris)
  • Worlds at War: The 2,500 Year Struggle Between East and West
    by Anthony Pagden,
    The Baltimore Sun, April 13, 2008
  • Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
    by Kevin Phillips,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 2008
  • The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
    by Parag Khanna,
    The Baltimore Sun, April 6, 2008
  • In Search of the Blues
    by Marybeth Hamilton,
    The Boston Globe, March 23, 2008
  • The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict
    by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes,
    The Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2008
  • Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
    by Nicholson Baker,
    The Boston Globe, March 9, 2008
  • American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA When FDR Put the Nation to Work
    by Nick Taylor,
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 9, 2008
  • A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record
    by Wayne Robins,
    Journal of Popular Music Studies, March 1, 2008
    p.101
  • President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman
    by William Lee Miller,
    The Baltimore Sun, February 24, 2008
  • Modernism: The Lure of Heresy: From Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond
    by Peter Gay,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 22, 2008
  • Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith & Politics After the Religious Right
    by E. J. Dionne, Jr.,
    The New York Observer, February 18, 2008
  • The Slave Ship: A Human History
    by Marcus Rediker,
    The Baltimore Sun, February 10, 2008
  • The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World
    by Tim Harford,
    The Baltimore Sun, February 3, 2008
  • Day Of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed are Tearing America Apart
    by Patrick J. Buchanan,
    The Jerusalem Post, February 1, 2008
  • Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes & Asides from The National Review
    by William F. Buckley Jr.,
    The Baltimore Sun, January 27, 2008
  • The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America
    by Beth S. Wenger,
    The Baltimore Sun, January 13, 2008
  • Aaronsohn's Maps: The Untold Story of the Man Who Might Have Created Peace in the Middle East
    by Patricia Goldstone,
    The Jerusalem Post, January 11, 2008
  • Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America
    by Jonathan Gould,
    The Baltimore Sun, January 6, 2008
  • The Great Funk: Falling Apart and Coming Together (On A Shag Rug) in the Seventies
    by Thomas Hine,
    The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 6, 2008