Tag Archives: Modern/20th Century


by Alexander Wolff

A fascinating family story of exile, assimilation, and literary history, Endpapers recounts the extraordinary lives of the author’s grandfather and father, who survived the…

Hue 1968

by Mark Bowden

From “a master of narrative journalism” (New York Times Book Review), a riveting history of the biggest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.

Enemies and Neighbors

by Ian Black

“Comprehensive and compelling . . . A nuanced, landmark study that has deservedly won plaudits from both Palestinian and Israeli historians.” —Sunday Times (UK)

There’s a Riot Going On

by Peter Doggett

“Fascinating . . . There’s a Riot Going On [is] a step toward drawing a distinction between the fanatic and the visionary, the image…

The Perfect Summer

by Juliet Nicolson

“Sharp and rangy. . . . Nicolson sets a lively, theatrical pace and makes good use of recurring characters. . . . [There are]…

My Crazy Century

by Ivan Klima

“Klíma has endured as a writer, endured as a human being, writing of the great themes of freedom, honesty, and love and politics, and…

The Lion’s Grave

by Jon Lee Anderson

“Vital, eminently readable. . . . Anderson is a good, plain writer with an eye for detail.” –Wally Hammond, Time Out London (UK)