Though fact-filled, this biography by George Washington University professor of English Ormond Seavey does strangely little to reveal the private man behind the public persona.
THIS FICTIONALIZED ACCOUNT OF ONE OF JFK’S REAL-LIFE LOVERS WILL DELIGHT CAMELOT BUFFS AND GOSSIP HOUNDS ALIKE Many intriguing stories spring from the “what if ” crevices of a writer’s […]
THE OLD-SCHOOL STYLE OF BATTING HAS BEEN TURNED ON ITS HEAD From the title, “Swing Kings,” readers might think Jared Diamond is writing about Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. But […]
UNSUNG OR UNWELL? REEVALUATING THE FIRST LADY THROUGH A FEMINIST LENS “Mary Todd Lincoln remains America’s most provocative First Lady,” writes Jean H. Baker in the first sentence of her […]
THIS COLLECTION OF MADELEINE L’ENGLE’S EARLY STORIES SEEMS HEARTFELT, IF ILL-CONSIDERED Review by Kitty Kelley Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) was a storyteller known for her childhood fables, religious tracts and fanciful […]
In “The Story I Am: Mad About the Writing Life,” acclaimed author and essayist Roger Rosenblatt mines his personal oeuvre.
Molly Ball’s book is expertly crafted and thoroughly researched, but readers are kept at a remove, being deprived of on-the-record quotes from Pelosi’s family, friends, colleagues and adversaries.