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

Review: “The Crossword Century” by Alan Connor

Review: “The Crossword Century” by Alan Connor

In “The Crossword Century” Alan Connor goes across and down on a national habit.

Subverting the Nazis from inside a lab

Subverting the Nazis from inside a lab

Arthur Allen tells how two scientists deceived their Nazi bosses in search for typhus vaccine.

From catastrophe to miracle

From catastrophe to miracle

Laurence Gonzalez shows how heroic pilots managed to land airliner after loss of flight controls.

Marching to the sea

Marching to the sea

The three lives of William Tecumseh Sherman