David Treuer’s expansive new history of native America from 1890 to the present looks with skeptical, Indian eyes from inside simplistic American symbols and narratives.
In Extremis is required reading not only for anyone interested in war, but for anyone interested in how an unusual woman makes her way in the world.
I happily read The Earth Dies Streaming through, all 433 pages of acute, often brilliant writing. And also often funny as hell.
Neither narrative proffers an uplifting tale of female empowerment, but that is precisely their strength.
Ethan Mordden’s exhaustive take on Barbra Streisand may not be what diehard fans are looking for.
Five Cities is a species of psychogeography, a deep map, that weighs the effects of topography, urban environments, and monuments of the past on mood and perspective.
Rather than focusing on Mexicans in the United States, historian Carrie Gibson posits an expansive transnational history.
The book will stand as a good first stop for anyone interested in Alfred Stieglitz, 20th-century photography, or American modern art.
Peter Schjeldahl debunks (and praises) works of art, while also acknowledging the strategic importance of beauty.
Jean-Philppe Blondel’s books are especially praised by critics for their charm and smoothly-shaped prose.