Current Affairs Book Reviews (page 66)

Released: June 22, 2010

"A work of impressive clarity and scholarship."
A sage, evenhanded look at the souring of a once-promising relationship. Read full book review >
HITCH-22 by Christopher Hitchens
Released: June 2, 2010

"Revealing and riveting. There's little about his brother, his two marriages or his children, but other memoirs may follow."
Hitchens (Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, 2009, etc.) offers an engrossing account of his lives as a British Navy brat, a socialist activist and a leading essayist and intellectual of our time. Read full book review >

Released: June 1, 2010

"A fascinating study of a Texas-sized minister and the fraught fundamentalist culture he bestrode."
A pistol-packing preacher stands trial for murder in this absorbing true-crime saga. Read full book review >
Released: May 24, 2010

"A timely, sure-to-be controversial take on a problem that has no easy resolution."
A Hudson Institute scholar examines the enduring tension between the government's need to preserve certain secrets and the role of a free press. Read full book review >
Released: May 4, 2010

"A near-perfect memoir."
Edmundson (English/Univ. of Virginia; The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days, 2007, etc.) delivers a wily, playful, self-denigrating memoir. Read full book review >

THE PUBLISHER by Alan Brinkley
Released: April 22, 2010

"A thoroughly researched, nuanced appreciation of a complex, talented and troubled man."
A National Book Award-winning historian takes an in-depth look at the 20th-century's most innovative publishing titan. Read full book review >
BONHOEFFER by Eric Metaxas
Released: April 20, 2010

"A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century."
A welcome new biography of one of the 20th century's leading lights. Read full book review >
THE BRIDGE by David Remnick
Released: April 6, 2010

"Remnick's fluent writing makes this expansive, significant book move along swiftly. Readers will look forward to the sequel, eight years from now."
From New Yorker editor Remnick (Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker, 2006, etc.), a world-ranging, eye-opening, comprehensive life to date of the 44th President of the United States Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2010

"A potent book that readers won't soon forget, and a warning of what can come of an insatiable market that knows no borders."
GQ and Mother Jones contributing editor Bowden (Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing: Living in the Future, 2009, etc.) digs into the complexities behind the ominous escalation of violence in Ciudad Juárez, a city across the border from El Paso that now has the tragic distinction of being the most dangerous city in the world. Read full book review >
SUPREME POWER by Jeff Shesol
Released: March 22, 2010

"A thorough and thoroughly smart rendering of a dramatic Constitutional showdown."
The ideological battle between the New Deal president and the Supreme Court's Nine Old Men. Read full book review >
Released: March 16, 2010

"A little gem."
April 1945: From his death in Warm Springs, Ga., to his burial in Hyde Park, New York, Franklin Roosevelt's final journey. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"A superb portrait of battle and its reverberations beyond the fields of fire."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian observes that had Franklin Roosevelt served another few terms, Americans might never have had fought and died in Vietnam. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >