Monday Evening Book Reviews

Nearly ninety years old and still at the letters, P.D. James opines on the crafting of detective stories in TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION.

The LA Times endorses Hannah Pakula’s THE LAST EMPRESS, with a few research quibbles to anchor it to the real world of book reviews.

Linda Gordon delivers a compelling look at photographer DORTHEA LANGE: A LIFE BEYOND LIMITS, whose famous depression era pictures pull us in even seventy years later.

With a sharp eye for the most practical roots and ramifications of slavery, Gene Dattel traces the civil rights movement in COTTON AND RACE.

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