PositiveThe National Book ReviewLemann skillfully outlines the two dominant worldviews that governed the nation’s economic thought and life since the end of the Second World War ... Near the book’s conclusion, Lemann offers up some very thoughtful ideas about what can, and perhaps should, come next in the project to develop a big enough unifying set of ideas that can restore confidence in the future. But the heart of the book is not what comes next, but a dramatic and comprehensive presentation of what came before. And more than any specific predictions or recommendations for the future, what is so admirable and so useful about Transaction Man is that by delving so deeply into modern macroeconomic theory and examining what the previously dominant beliefs were about, the resulting understanding can help us think about what might—and what should—inform the next economic period.
Bill Clinton & James Patterson
RaveThe National Book ReviewThe President is Missing will make for rapt, and for many, even obsessive, reading. Whatever the internal division of labor between Clinton and Patterson, the book is outstanding. It is a compelling thriller that gets you to care about the varied people in it and what happens to them while you inhabit the world it creates. There are one or two unresolved loose ends (I won’t spoil it by saying which ones). But that does not undermine the novel’s notably compelling characters, its deep insider’s view of the White House and politics, and the velocity that compels readers to turn each page with eager anticipation.
Steven J. Zipperstein
RaveThe National Book Review\"Pogrom is an outstanding book, both for what it says directly and for all it implies ... Zipperstein brilliantly, and consequentially, traces the shift in anti-Semitic ideology from one based mainly in religious difference to one based in economics and cultural conflict ... But the book’s most profound impact might well be how we view anti-Semitic movements and their close progeny -- other racist or extreme nativist movements -- today.\