… 'Reagan: The Life': A balanced look at the Gipper's legacy.
… Kate Walbert's 'Sunken Cathedral': Wise and beautifully written.
… David Shipler's 'Freedom of Speech' probes limits of freedom.
… 'The Great Fire' by Lou Ureneck: Timely and vivid account of a genocidal moment.
… Through presidents' wives, insights into U.S. history.