Dava Sobel’s “The Glass Universe” is studded with stories of remarkable women, one of whom went from household maid to the Harvard College Observatory's curator of astronomical photographs, going on to document more than 10,000 stars.
Molly Haskell's compact and insightful new biography, “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” often goes beyond hyperbole into the realm of hagiography. At one point she literally compares the director to God. The author’s conclusion at this contrast? Advantage Spielberg.
George Washington's Farewell Address was a rare moment in American history when a leader offered words more akin to Scripture, an inspired speech that outlined the nation’s principles and deepest purpose.