Chace's Acheson is encompassing, graceful and prodigiously researched and annotated.
As this important volume demonstrates, the overriding requirement of the era was not guts but wisdom. On that score, the Kennedys and their lieutenants flunked.
Senator Moynihan has expanded his appendix to the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy report into an elegant, quotable, scholarly, and timely book.
Modernizing the Provincial City does not tell us anything we did not already know about how the French became and are becoming what they have been and are.
Urban's is not a happy memoir. The subtitle, My War Within the Cold War, sums up his theme. The new policy involved years of often bitter struggle with both grotesque reactionaries and Western appeasers.
Saving Private Ryan challenges our moral seriousness, and that is a daunting thing for a summer film to have done.