Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The March” and “People of the Book.” But does her retelling of the story of David strike a chord with our critic. Julia M. Klein sings the book’s praises…and its shortcomings.
In 2012, German investigators broke into the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt and confiscated nearly 1,300 pieces of modern art. Susan Ronald chronicles the scandal and its backdrop for a new book.
In ‘Black Earth,’ historian Timothy Snyder stresses how ‘statelessness’ facilitated mass murder — and could lead to future genocides.
The tangled relationship between history and myth is one common factor of these 12-can’t miss fall books.
In her posthumous memoir, Pulitzer Prize winner Maxine Kumin chronicles her journey from Jewish Philadelphia to rural New England.
Lisa Moses Leff’s new book explores the scandal of Zosa Szajkowkski. The Polish Jewish historian dug up rare historical archives — then sold them to libraries, schools and museums for financial gain.
The story of Jewish Philadelphia is one of immigrant hardship and breakthrough success. Julia M. Klein tells it through 9 objects and images.
Was Hitler mad? And how much support did he get from the German people? In a new essay collection, historian Richard J. Evans tackles some of the thorniest issues surrounding the Holocaust.
As far as we know, Abraham Lincoln never said, ‘Some of my best friends are Jewish.’ But he certainly could have, as a landmark new book from Jonathan Sarna and Benjamin Shapell reveals.
A new genre of Holocaust memoirs, told by grandchildren of survivors, poses a new dilemma to the authors: the limits of their knowledge and memory.