4 years ago

Great biographies I’ve reviewed: my 10 favorites

I’ve read a lot of biographies since I began posting book reviews in January 2010. Dozens, actually. I’m listing here more than 50 that I can recommend, omitting several that underwhelmed me (in addition to others I couldn’t finish reading). These books cover a wide range of both historical and contemporary figures, every one of […]

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5 years ago

6 books that explore our broken criminal justice system

Check out the news online, or pick up any newspaper, and you’ll find a confusing array of articles about a wide range of issues and personalities—and many of the topics change from day to day. It can be difficult to sort out what’s really important from all the trivia that Americans swallow with such gusto. […]

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5 years ago

20 excellent standalone mysteries and thrillers

Ever since the days of Sherlock Holmes, most mysteries and thrillers have been part of series that develop characters over time—sometimes decades. But there are also superb examples of the genre that stand by themselves. Here are more than 100 I’ve found and reviewed in the last eight years. The author and title link to […]

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6 years ago

More than 25 worthy books about Jewish topics

Only when I glanced through the archives of this blog did I realize that I’d read and reviewed so many excellent books about Jews and the Jewish experience. Though I’m not observant, I was raised in the faith and still identify myself as Jewish, and I probably pay more attention to the news from Israel […]

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7 years ago

Narrowing global inequities: a reading list

As I’ve dug more deeply into the subject of global poverty in the course of writing The Business Solution to Poverty with Paul Polak, it has become increasingly clear to me that truly understanding how today’s glaring inequities have come about requires extensive knowledge in a wide array of topics, from Third World history to […]

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