Known for both his scandalous life and his groundbreaking architecture, Louis Kahn is the subject of Wendy Lesser’s new biography “You Say To Brick.”
Peter Hayes’s “Explaining the Holocaust” analyzes the Shoah in all its complexity, refusing to subscribe to the idea that it’s “beyond comprehension.”
“Les Parisiennes,” by Anne Sebba, tells the story of the difficult choices women faced under the Nazi occupation.
A mother’s descent into madness and the Nazi destruction of Czechoslovakia animate Mark Slouka’s gorgeous memoir, “Nobody’s Son.”
Passengers on board the St. Louis fleeing Nazi Germany discover both cultural displacement and loss in Armando Correa’s “The German Girl.”
The fascinating journey of Holocaust survivor and artist Nachman Libeskind from Lodz to Israel to America is the subject of “In the Unlikeliest of Places,” by Annette Libeskind Berkovits.
Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky and PBS have teamed up for “Defying the Nazis” a book and film about Holocaust rescuers, the Sharps. Julia M. Klein weighs in on both.
The musical ‘War Paint’ at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre depicts the story of two dueling cosmetic titans of mid-century America.
Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmo and author of “Sex and the Single Girl” is the subject of Gerry Hirshey’s new biography “Not Pretty Enough,” which considers her Jewishness and her feminism.
Contrary to popular opinion, in WWII, Adolf Hitler could be influenced by public pressure — at least that’s what’s argued in Nathan Stoltzfus’s “Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany.”