Books

Joseph McAuley November 15, 2019
In 'Barnum: An American Life,' Robert Wilson, editor of The American Scholar, shows how P. T. Barnum morphed into (as he styled himself) “The Children’s Friend.”
Zac Davis November 15, 2019
The stories in David Means’s latest collection demand and deserve the reader’s full participation.
Thomas P. Rausch November 15, 2019
Two new books show that Christian approaches to salvation are not as monolithic as one might think.
Timothy P. O'Malley November 14, 2019
What makes 'Mass Exodus' a must-read is careful attention to the qualitative analysis related to disaffiliation from the church.
Aidan Johnson November 11, 2019
In her brilliant new book, Martha Nussbaum argues for a thrilling vision: the whole biosphere conceived and treated as a “cosmic city,” in which humans carefully do their part to ensure that the capabilities of all creatures can be activated as much as possible.
James T. Keane November 08, 2019
While Prohibition’s popularity would wane by the end of the decade because of its unintended consequences, at the time of its ratification and implementation, it enjoyed a fair amount of popular support. Except in the pages of America.