Peter Bergen’s “Trump and His Generals” explains how so many members of the armed forces could work for a president who lacks all of the virtues they embody.
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Daisy Dunn’s “The Shadow of Vesuvius” is a lively dual biography of the polymath Pliny the Elder and his nephew (and adopted son), Pliny the Younger.
The most notable picture books, middle grade and young adult books of the year, selected by The Times’s children’s books editor.
Combining material from Robert Musil’s great unfinished novel and from his archives, “Agathe, or the Forgotten Sister” focuses on the twinlike siblings at the book’s heart.
Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Niall Williams’s novel “This Is Happiness” takes readers to a remote rural village, a “forgotten elsewhere” that’s on the brink of great change.
“I’m fascinated by stories of how the various plant specimens we take for granted today were originally discovered,” says the actor, whose latest book is “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.”
Marilyn Stasio’s 2019 top 10 list includes a gruesome Danish serial-killer thriller, a missing-persons caper and a murder mystery set in the video-gaming world.
“One Long River of Song” celebrates nature, family, music and life.
Leandra Ruth Zarnow’s “Battling Bella” presents an outspoken Bella Abzug who has something to say for our own time.
“Alice Adams,” a new biography by Carol Sklenicka, recounts the career of the elegant novelist and short story writer who specialized in the disappointments of romance.
From the big screen to the page, the lore of Hollywood movies and movie stars makes an entertaining leap.
A selection of recent poetry books of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
In “Of Morsels and Marvels,” the Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé writes about the links between her culinary and literary passions.
Michael Eric Dyson’s book, “Jay-Z: Made in America” is new on the nonfiction list this week.
For “Texas Flood,” their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew.
An artist reimagines the season’s favorites.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
The Times’s art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.
Picture book biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Katherine Johnson, Jimmy Carter and more introduce people who just kept going, until they changed the world.