Capture the Flag , by Rebecca Chace. Simon & Schuster, 280 pages, $23.
It used to be that religion served, at least in theory, to make people act in civilized ways and to sublimate their more barbarous instincts. Once, the hope of heaven and the terror of hellfire were the carrot and stick meant to Read More
Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World , by James Chace. Simon & Schuster, 512 pages, $30.
By force of intelligence, character and an uncommonly close partnership with President Harry Truman, Dean Acheson was 20th-century America’s most powerful Secretary of State. He was also its greatest, in the eyes of many historians Read More