Two New Books Offer Differing Perspectives on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

A review of The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography, and the Road Ahead by Mehran Kamrava, and Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Daniel Gordis

The Kennedy Library Part 2

Today's commentary is the second of two reviews by Ronald Goldfarb on the vast number of Kennedy assassination books prompted by the 50th anniversary of that terrible event.

The Kennedy Library

Today's commentary is the first of two parts in Ronald Goldfarb’s review of the vast Kennedy literature prompted by the 50th anniversary of his death.

Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement

David E. Kendall provides a perspective on this memoir chronicling the horror, hope and courage of the civil rights movement.

Roundtable: Authors Talk about Writing on War

Tom Glenn, the author of Friendly Casualties, a book about Vietnam, asked two other writers who have published books about that war - Karl Marlantes and Grady Smith - to explain why they wrote.

Interview with Larry Gibson

Larry Gibson's Young Thurgood explores the life of the first African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Interview with Leslie Maitland

Leslie Maitland’s Crossing the Borders of Time is a story that is too good to be true: a saga of escape and survival and of star-crossed lovers, separated by the Holocaust and family intervention.

Q&A: The Long Walk to Freedom: Runaway Slave Narratives

Q&A with Devon Carbado and Donald Weise, the editors of The Long Walk to Freedom: Runaway Slave Narratives