Review: A Wonderful Biography of Winston Churchill

One of the best biographies I have read is William Manchester’s Winston Spencer Churchill – The Last Lion: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932, the first volume of a three volume biography. The second volume covers 1932-1940. The final volume, covering World War II and the post-war years, will be published this fall. But three volumes? Really?…

Review: “Beat The Reaper” by Josh Bazell

Want something a bit unusual? Something funny and unexpected? I’m not interested in supposedly funny books about “life in the suburbs,” or books about “aren’t we all really just stupid,” or particularly those about “aren’t we all just awkward” or something “existential-ly humorous.” What about the nuttiness of the people who work in hospitals? What…