The value and virtue of I Belong to Vienna is that it personalizes and humanizes a global reign of terror into an understandable drama.
Jean-Baptiste Del Amo has written a marvelous novel in the naturalistic mode that explores how the lives of humans and animals are both interdependent and in conflict — it is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.
For anyone interested in the man or that era, De Gaulle is indispensable.
In all of his books, John Julius Norwich remembered that history is a story.
Blown is a short and engrossing mystery novel that also stands as a morality play, an ethical fable that suggests that our own selves are perhaps the greatest mystery of all.
De Hamel’s history is a detective story, a love story, and a revelation of the nourishment to be found in celebrated libraries and collections.
Why didn’t a legal mind as brilliant as Richard Posner’s get to the Supreme Court? One suspects his candor and bluntness.
The history and process of judicial selection — dispassionately detailed.
Olivia Kate Cerrone tells this story in raw, blunt terms, in a naturalistic mode worthy of Zola.
A historian’s view of the tumultuous world of early sixteenth century Europe, an age of exploration, revolt, and religious upheaval.