January 18, 2021

The politician who wanted to live in the real world

The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain by Mark Salter, Simon & Schuster, US $30.00, Pp 608, October 2020, ISBN 978-1982120931 Senator John McCain was a larger-than-life […]
January 12, 2021

The case of separating church and state

The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating Church and State (Inalienable Rights) by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman, Oxford University Press, US $24.95, Pp 220, September […]
November 14, 2020

250 time-and labor-saving sumptuous meals

Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple by Jacques Pépin, Tom Hopkins (Photographer), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $35.00, Pp 376, October 2020, ISBN 9780358352556 Modern urban life leaves little […]
November 6, 2020

Your first step on the journey to financial freedom

The Path: Accelerating Your Journey to Financial Freedom by Peter Mallouk, Tony Robbins, Post Hill Press, US $28.00, Pp 320, October 2020, ISBN 9781945051814 We all […]
November 4, 2020

Becoming an accomplished and creative garden photographer

Creative Garden Photography: Making Great Photos of Flowers, Gardens, Landscapes, and the Beautiful World Around Us by Harold Davis, Rocky Nook, US$50.00, Pp 358, September 2020, ISBN […]
November 4, 2020

When America was caught unawares

          Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria, W. W. Norton Company, US $26.95, Pp 308, October 2020,           ISBN 9780393542134 […]
November 2, 2020

Leaving Vietnam syndrome behind

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend… by H. R. McMaster, Harper, US 35.00, Pp 544, September 2020, ISBN 9780062899460 Should America go out and fight totalitarian regimes and […]
October 31, 2020

Making life bearable

This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By… by Hoda Kotb, G. P. Putnam, US $24.00, Pp 384, October 2020, ISBN 9780593191080 We live in a […]
October 31, 2020

The deceptive First Lady

Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady by Stephanie W. Wolkoff, Gallery Books, US $28.00, Pp 352, September 2020, ISBN […]
October 29, 2020

Richly developed finger-licking recipes

Cooking for One: Scaled Recipes, No-Waste Solutions… by America’s Test Kitchen expert chefs, US $29.99, Pp 342, September 2020, ISBN 9781948703284 Here is another great cookbook […]
October 26, 2020

Abraham Lincoln seen through the social and cultural prism

Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times by David S. Reynolds, Penguin Press, US $35.00, Pp 1062, September 2020, ISBN 978-1594206047 He was born in 1809 in a one-room […]
October 22, 2020

Balance, purpose and lasting happiness

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty, Simon & Schuster, US $27.00, Pp 330, September 2020, ISBN […]
October 21, 2020

The birth of American capitalism

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America by Michael Hiltzik, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $30.00, Pp 380, August 2020, ISBN 978-0544770317 When in […]
October 19, 2020

A fabulous novel

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Atria Books, US $28.00, Pp 352, September 2020, ISBN 9781501160837 Fredrik Backman’s latest novel — Anxious People — is set in […]
October 17, 2020

How Indian Buddhism evolved into American Zen

China Root: Taoism, Ch’an, and Original Zen by David Hinton, Shambhala, US $17.95, Pp 162, September 2020, ISBN 978-1611807134 The American Zen is generally seen as the […]

September 18, 2019

Learning to think logically

The Art of Statistics: How to… by David Spiegelhalter, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 428, September 2019, ISBN 978-1541618510 People have always counted and measured but […]
July 21, 2019

Dying for your political beliefs

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment… by Jonathan M. Metzl, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 340, March 2019, ISBN 978-1541644984 President Trump won […]
June 10, 2019

The man at the determinative center of the law

The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts by Joan Biskupic, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 420, March 2019 ISBN 978-0465093274 When Justice […]
May 24, 2019

Our healthcare system and the promise of AI

Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human… by Eric Topol, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 400, March 2019, ISBN 978-1541644632 Our healthcare system has become dysfunctional. […]
March 20, 2019

“Trump is not just a political phenomenon”

The Case for Trump by Victor Davis Hanson, Basic Books, US $30.00, Pp 392, March 2019, ISBN 978-1541673540 Donald Trump was an unlikely presidential candidate. But he still […]
February 21, 2019

Indians who died defending Western democracy

Army of Empire: The Untold Story of the Indian Army in World War I by George Morton-Jack, Basic Books, US $40.00 Pp 582, December 2018 ISBN 978-0465094042 […]
January 24, 2019

When Romans traded their Republic for an autocracy

Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny by Edward J. Watts, Basic Books/The Perseus Books Group, US $32.00, Pp 336, November 2018, ISBN 978-0465093816 In the 30-20 […]