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.
One of the most accomplished WWII historians turns his attention on the allied bombing campaign.
In ‘I Am Abraham,’ by Jerome Charyn is a novel about President Lincoln, during the Civil War.
‘A Child of Christian Blood’ is about Mendel Beilis, whose trial inspired Bernard Malamud’s ‘The Fixer.’
In “Train,” Tom Zoellner explores railways around the world, from Siberia to the Andes.