RaveForeword ReviewsThis is resonant work. Its prose is commanding, with vivid descriptions of contemporary destruction that are used to imagine what’s yet to come. Gessner makes his projections personal, writing about places that he has intimate knowledge of.
PositiveForeword ReviewsPublished in full, the transcripts are a window into the reporting process, with Scaduto trying to confirm facts with different sources and verify nebulous timelines. It’s also worth noting that several of the interviews include statements that were made off the record or were otherwise not intended for publication. These complications underscore the challenge of defining early-career Bob Dylan, as his own tall tales about his youth and his rapidly changing persona often made it hard to separate facts from fiction ... The Dylan Tapes is a behind-the-scenes view of one of modern music’s true legends—and of one of the first long-form pieces of music journalism.
Javier Sinay tr. Robert Croll
PositiveForeword ReviewsThe combination of the past with the present is consistent throughout the book, in which Sinay is seen interviewing the descendants of early settlers, searching for limited records, studying his own family history in Argentina, and taking Yiddish classes to better understand his great grandfather’s writings. His exploration of his family’s history makes for an empathetic narration ... In contemporary Moisés Ville, the crimes against the early Jewish population are often forgotten. Thus, this work of historical reportage helps to keep the victims’ memories alive. The Murders of Moisés Ville sheds light on an undercovered portion of Jewish history.
PositiveForeword Reviews... valuable ... Lichtman takes a welcome nonpartisan, straightforward approach to laying out Donald Trump’s repeated violations. Along with diagnosing those problems, the book recommends reasonable cures ... a thorough roundup on the threats to democracy that America faced in the past few years—and a useful road map for moving forward.
RaveForeword ReviewsTownsend’s excellent historical text covers the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs with important additional context. Anecdotes from translated works and introductions to crucial Indigenous characters result in a gripping, novelistic narrative that explains the situation before, during, and after the arrival of the conquistadors ... The book makes excellent use of its sources ... reads as a compelling drama ... its use of Mexica firsthand accounts and perspectives is a needed corrective. It helps fill in a story that’s been one-sided for far too long.
B. J. Hollars
RaveForeword Reviews... entertaining and informative ... Each of Hollars’s conversations is interesting, and most look for realistic answers to fantastical claims. The locations themselves are worth reading about, as is the way that minor notoriety becomes a source of local pride ... More about presenting tales than about providing answers, Midwestern Strange is an entertaining trip through local mysteries with a focus on those who experienced them.
RaveForeword Reviews\"... thoroughly researched and thoroughly engrossing ... [The book\'s] details flesh out the story while truly grounding City of Champions in its time and place. This is an excellent piece of sports writing, made even stronger by how it treats its characters.\