Jonathan Yardley
Jonathan Yardley
Critic

Jonathan Yardley has been the book critic of The Washington Post since 1981. That same year he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. He is the author of six books, and a seventh — a collection of his "Second Reading" columns for The Post — will be published in the summer of 2011.

Latest by Jonathan Yardley

Glory was his own reward

Glory was his own reward

Laura Auricchio recounts the life of Lafayette, his desire for glory, and his contributions to the American cause.

Soldier’s best friend

Soldier’s best friend

In “War Dogs,” Rebecca Frankel writes about dogs at war and the humans who handle them.

The beginning of the tabloid age in politics

The beginning of the tabloid age in politics

In “All the Truth Is Out,” Matt Bai chronicles the rise of the modern political scandal.

‘Embattled Rebel:’ A leader in defeat

‘Embattled Rebel:’ A leader in defeat

James M. McPherson examines Jefferson Davis’s record as Confederate commander in chief.