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Jonathan Yardley’s favorite books
The retiring critic lists his picks from the past 33 years.
After more than three decades and 3,000 reviews, a fond farewell
(The Washington Post, December 5, 2014; 2:51 PM)
Book review: “The Unsubstantial Air,” by Samuel Hynes
(The Washington Post, November 21, 2014; 1:35 PM)
Book review: ‘VICTORIA: A Life,’ by A.N. Wilson
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2014; 2:12 PM)
Book review: ‘The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington’
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2014; 1:51 PM)
Book review: ‘So, Anyway . . .,’ a memoir by John Cleese
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2014; 2:05 PM)
‘The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered,’ by Laura Auricchio
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2014; 1:05 PM)
Book review: ‘In Search of the Perfect Loaf,’
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2014; 5:07 PM)
Book review: ‘Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature,’ by Robert Darnton
(The Washington Post, September 19, 2014; 2:41 PM)
Review: ‘Epilogue: A Memoir,’ by Will Boast
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2014; 5:38 PM)
A history of Paris during Nazi occupation
(The Washington Post, August 29, 2014; 10:19 AM)
Review: ‘Harold and Jack,’ Macmillan-JFK friendship by Christopher Sandford
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2014; 3:42 PM)
‘When Britain Burned the White House’ by BBC correspondent Peter Snow
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2014; 12:58 PM)
A long-time foreign reporter reflects on his career
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 5:02 PM)
‘Liberty’s Torch:
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2014; 3:02 PM)
Review: “The Crossword Century” by Alan Connor
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2014; 1:21 PM)
Book review: ‘The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Wiegl,’ by Arthur Allen
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2014; 6:04 PM)
Book review: ‘Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival,’ by Laurence Gonzalez
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2014; 4:21 PM)
Book review: ‘
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2014; 12:59 PM)
Book review: ‘Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters,’ by Philip Eade
(The Washington Post, June 20, 2014; 2:42 PM)
Book review: ‘Jet Set,’ glamour and romance of flying, by William Stadiem
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2014; 4:43 PM)
Book review: ‘Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America’
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2014; 4:17 PM)
Book review: ‘The Extraordinary Life of Rebecca West’ b y Lorna Gibb
(The Washington Post, May 30, 2014; 4:07 PM)
Book review: ‘Lost for Words’ by Edward St. Aubyn
(The Washington Post, May 23, 2014; 4:53 PM)
Book review: “Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter,” by Randall Balmer
(The Washington Post, May 16, 2014; 3:15 PM)
(The Washington Post, May 9, 2014; 4:03 PM)
THE FIGHT FOR THE FOUR FREEDOMS: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great by Harvey J. Kaye
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2014; 5:52 PM)
When Nazis prowled the U.S. coast
(The Washington Post, April 25, 2014; 5:16 PM)
‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964’ by Todd S. Purdum
(The Washington Post, April 18, 2014; 9:31 PM)
‘Acts of God’ by Ellen Gilchrist
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2014; 4:37 PM)
‘American Romantic’ by Ward Just
(The Washington Post, April 4, 2014; 3:33 PM)
‘Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson’ by Doug Wilson
(The Washington Post, March 28, 2014; 4:57 PM)
‘You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood’s Golden Age’ by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2014; 5:41 PM)
Two books about Kitty Genovese
(The Washington Post, March 14, 2014; 4:47 PM)
‘The Bombers and the Bombed
(The Washington Post, March 7, 2014; 5:30 PM)
(The Washington Post, February 28, 2014; 5:33 PM)
‘A Child of Christian Blood Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel’ by Edmund Levin
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2014; 5:38 PM)
‘Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World—from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief’ by Tom Zoellner
(The Washington Post, February 14, 2014; 4:06 PM)
‘After I’m Gone’ by Laura Lippman
(The Washington Post, February 7, 2014; 4:27 PM)
‘Where the Negroes are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade’ by Randy J. Sparks
(The Washington Post, January 31, 2014; 3:06 PM)
‘Pat and Dick:
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2014; 2:41 PM)
‘Flyover Lives: A Memoir” by Diane Johnson
(The Washington Post, January 17, 2014; 3:42 PM)
‘The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking’ by Olivia Laing
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2014; 6:05 PM)
‘Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Birth of the Modern City’ by Jonathan Conlin
(The Washington Post, November 29, 2013; 11:56 AM)
(The Washington Post, November 22, 2013; 6:09 PM)
‘This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage’ by Ann Patchett
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2013; 3:53 PM)
Two P.G. Wodehouse novels: ‘If I Were You’ and ‘The Small Bachelor’
(The Washington Post, November 1, 2013; 6:29 PM)
‘The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century’ by David Laskin
(The Washington Post, October 25, 2013; 4:08 PM)
‘Identical’ by Scott Turow
(The Washington Post, October 18, 2013; 7:08 PM)
‘The Double’ by George Pelecanos
(The Washington Post, October 11, 2013; 6:35 PM)