The Moralist; Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made by Patricia O’Toole. Simon & Schuster, 2018. Wilson and his lasting impact on the American mind.
Paul Simon; The Life by Robert Hilburn. Simon & Schuster, 2018. Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and his professional and personal successes and failures.
Neruda; The Poet’s Calling by Mark Eisner. Ecco Press, 2018. One of the most influential literary figures in Latin American history.
The Promise and the Dream; The Interrupted Lives of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Margolick. National Geographic, 2018. The complex relationship between the two men who were assassinated within sixty-two days of each other in 1968.
Breaking Babe Ruth; Baseball’s Campaign Against Its Biggest Star by Edmond Wehrle. University of Missouri Press, 2018. On the one hand Ruth had saved the game from its tainted era; on the other hand the savior was too often infantile.
Jackie Robinson; An Integrated Life by J. Christopher Schutz. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 The Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson, and his impact on the civil rights movement following the Second World War.