“I’m very moderate by nature,” Sam Tanenhaus said by telephone from his home in Westchester, two days after The New York Times announced that he would be the next editor of its Book Review . “People with extreme views interest me, dramatically and narratively.”
The author of a very well-received 1997 biography of the journalist Read More
The Redhunter: A Novel Based on the Life of Senator Joe McCarthy , by William F. Buckley Jr. Little, Brown, 421 pages, $25.
Now here is an unpromising project: “a novel based on the life of Senator Joe McCarthy.” I suppose we should be grateful it’s not an opera or epic poem.
William Read More
The View From Alger’s Window: A Son’s Memoir , by Tony Hiss. Alfred A. Knopf, 241 pages, $24.
If the Alger Hiss case is any indicator, we’ll still be arguing about O.J. Simpson well past 2058. The Hiss case, the “Trial of the Century” in 1948, was a referendum on the “hot-button” issues of the Read More