Chapter One


Chapter One
Welcome to Chapter One, which allows you to read the first chapters of selected new books. All of these books have been reviewed by The Washington Post.

New This Week

"How Warren Beatty Seduced America," nonfiction by Peter Biskind The Post Review

"Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster," nonfiction by Paul Ingrassia< The Post Review

Recent Arrivals


"Bowie: A Biography," nonfiction by Marc Spitz The Post Review

"Ayn Rand and the World She Made," nonfiction by Anne C. Heller The Post Review

"The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army," nonfiction by David Cloud, Greg Jaffe The Post Review

"The Anarchist," fiction by John Smolens The Post Review

"Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life," nonfiction by Carol Sklenicka The Post Review

"Devil's Dream," fiction by Madison Smartt Bell The Post Review

"Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," nonfiction by David Kirby The Post Review

"Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found," nonfiction by Joe Bonomo The Post Review

"Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in The 1968 Mexico City Olympics," nonfiction by Richard Hoffer The Post Review

"The Good Soldiers," nonfiction by David Finkel The Post Review

"God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation," nonfiction by Joseph Sebarenzi The Post Review

"Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America," nonfiction by Barbara Ehrenreich The Post Review

"Louis D. Brandeis: A Life," nonfiction by Melvin I. Urofsky The Post Review

"Angel Time," fiction by Anne Rice The Post Review

"Children of Armenia," nonfiction by Michael Bobelian The Post Review

"Last Night in Twisted River: A Novel," fiction by John Irving The Post Review

"The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912," nonfiction by Mike Vaccaro The Post Review

"This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Follies," nonfiction by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff The Post Review "On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done," nonfiction by Cass R. Sunstein The Post Review

"Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters," nonfiction by Louis Begley The Post Review

"The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With the President," nonfiction by Taylor Branch The Post Review

"A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School," nonfiction by Carlotta Walls LaNier The Post Review

"A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon," nonfiction by Neil Sheehan The Post Review

"The State of Jones: The Small Southern County That Seceded From the Confederacy," nonfiction by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer The Post Review

"Fidel and Gabo: A Portrait of the Legendary Friendship Between Fidel Castro and Gabriel Garcia Marquez," nonfiction by Angel Esteban, Stephanie Panichelli The Post Review

"1959: The Year Everything Changed," nonfiction by Fred Kaplan The Post Review

"The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth," nonfiction by Michael Schuman The Post Review

"Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness," nonfiction by Tracy Kidder The Post Review

"Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us," nonfiction by Alyssa Katz The Post Review

"In the President's Secret Service," nonfiction by Ronald Kessler The Post Review

"How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower," nonfiction by Adrian Goldsworthy The Post Review

"Kissinger: 1973, the Crucial Year," nonfiction by Alistair Horne The Post Review

"Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne," nonfiction by James Gavin The Post Review

"Fool's Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J.P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and Unleashed a Catastrophe," nonfiction by Gillian Tett The Post Review

"Swimming," fiction by Nicola Keegan The Post Review

"Just Like Family," nonfiction by Tasha Blaine The Post Review

"Camus, a Romance," nonfiction by Elizabeth Hawes The Post Review

"The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters," nonfiction by Richard Bernstein The Post Review

"American Adulterer," fiction by Jed Mercurio The Post Review

"An Edible History of Humanity," nonfiction by Tom Standage The Post Review

"Satchel," nonfiction by Larry Tye The Post Review

"The Sound of Freedom," nonfiction by Raymond Arsenault The Post Review

"A Monster's Notes," fiction by Laurie Sheck The Post Review

"How to Win a Cosmic War," nonfiction by Reza Aslan The Post Review

"Born to Run," nonfiction by Christopher McDougall The Post Review

"A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary," nonfiction by Andrew Levy The Post Review

"The American Future: A History," nonfiction by Simon Schama The Post Review

"Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town ," nonfiction by Nick Reding The Post Review

"The Wauchula Woods Accord: Toward a New Understanding of Animals," nonfiction by Charles Siebert The Post Review

"The Story Sisters," fiction by Alice Hoffman The Post Review

"Alger Hiss and the Battle for History," nonfiction by Susan Jacoby The Post Review

"Potato: A History of the Propitious Esculent," nonfiction by John Reader The Post Review

"The First Tycoon," nonfiction by T.J. Stiles The Post Review

"Gringo," nonfiction by Chesa Boidin The Post Review

"Brooklyn," fiction by Colm Toibin The Post Review

"Annie's Ghosts," nonfiction by Steve Luxenberg The Post Review

"The Walking People," fiction by Mary Beth Keane The Post Review

"The Brothers Boswell," fiction by Philip Baruth The Post Review

"The King's Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America's Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia," nonfiction by David B. Ottaway The Post Review

"Vicksburg, 1863," nonfiction by Winston Groom The Post Review

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