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

The truth about Parisian resistance to the Nazis

The truth about Parisian resistance to the Nazis

Ronald C. Rosbottom depicts the limits of the Parisian response to Nazi occupation.

The friendship between two world leaders

The friendship between two world leaders

In “Harold and Jack,” Christopher Sandford depicts the ties that bound Harold Macmillan and Jack Kennedy

The war that fueled American pride

The war that fueled American pride

In “When Britain Burned the White House,” Peter Snow recounts the War of 1812.

Reporter who covered decolonization

Reporter who covered decolonization

In his memoir ‘Foreign Correspondent,’ H.D.S. Greenway sums up a career of war reporting.