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The 10 best books of 2021
There was at least one bright spot in our second pandemic year: an abundance of engaging books. These 10 standouts are an eclectic bunch, but all will make you see the world a little differently.
The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War
By Craig Whitlock, Simon & Schuster
NONFICTION | As Afghanistan fell to the Taliban mere days after the departure of American troops, stateside watchers wondered how we got here. Whitlock, a Washington Post investigative reporter, explains the inevitability of the outcome while also uncovering the deception that took place over several presidential administrations. By juxtaposing newly available classified documents with public statements, Whitlock shows how early in the conflict and how thoroughly U.S. leaders began misleading the world — and themselves — by putting a smiling face on failure and calling it success.
Review: Buried doubts and public deceptions in the Afghan war
All that she carried: the journey of ashley’s sack, a black family keepsake.
By Tiya Miles, Random House
NONFICTION | Miles, a Harvard professor, uses an artifact — a cloth sack passed from an enslaved mother to her 9-year-old daughter just as she was about to be sold — to trace the lives of generations of Black women through Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation and beyond. The innovative storytelling in Miles’s National Book Award winner fills gaps in the historical record to create a bold reflection on American history, African American resilience and the human capacity for love in the face of soul-crushing madness.
Review: A humble cloth sack tells a story of enslavement and separation
By Jonathan Franzen, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
FICTION | With its dazzling style and tireless attention to the machinations of a single family, “Crossroads” is distinctly Franzenesque, but it represents a new level of discipline and even a deeper sense of mercy. The story revolves around an associate pastor at an active Protestant church in suburban Chicago who’s troubled by his own envy and adultery. Branching out to consider the moral crises of the pastor’s wife and children, the novel presents an electrifying examination of the irreducible complexities of an ethical life.
Review: Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Crossroads’ represents a marked evolution in a dazzling career
Empire of pain: the secret history of the sackler dynasty.
By Patrick Radden Keefe, Doubleday
NONFICTION | The gifted storyteller and investigative journalist behind “Say Nothing” turns his attention to the Sackler family and its association with the potentially addictive pain medication OxyContin. Keefe marshals a large pile of evidence — interviews with more than 200 people, access to internal company documents and a review of tens of thousands of pages of court documents — and deploys it with prosecutorial precision. The book also benefits from his talent for capturing personalities, which is no small thing given that the Sacklers didn’t provide access.
Review: For the Sackler family, a dynasty built on medicine, marketing and pain
By Sanjena Sathian, Penguin Press
FICTION | Already chosen by Mindy Kaling for an upcoming TV series, this debut is an effervescent social satire that breaks the bonds of ordinary reality. The novel follows Neil Narayan, the American son of Indian immigrants who wilts under his parents’ impossible expectations. When he discovers the girl next door using alchemy to excel, he imagines it might be the key to his own success. But the real miracle here is the way Sathian melds ancient magic to the contours of her otherwise natural story of contemporary life.
Review: Sanjena Sathian’s ‘Gold Diggers’ is a witty social satire with a dash of magic
Klara and the sun.
By Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf
FICTION | Ishiguro’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a delicate, haunting story. Klara, the narrator of this genre-straddling novel, is an Artificial Friend designed to provide companionship to teenagers. Why young people need robot companions is one of the questions that Ishiguro raises but postpones so naturally that the horror feels almost incidental. Although some of the themes overlap with Ishiguro’s chilling “Never Let Me Go,” this is a gentler exploration of the price children pay for modern advancements.
Review: In Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun,’ a robot tries to make sense of humanity
The love songs of w.e.b. du bois.
By Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Harper
FICTION | Rarely is a debut novel as ambitious as Jeffers’s National Book Award-longlisted epic that ingeniously interweaves the past and present. This is a coming-of-age tale about a city girl named Ailey Garfield and her burgeoning passion for historical excavation. It’s punctuated by interludes involving Ailey’s enslaved ancestors on a brutal Georgia plantation. At roughly 800 pages, it is, indeed, a mountain to climb, but the journey is engrossing, and the view from the summit will transform your understanding of America.
Review: ‘The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois’ is the kind of brilliant epic that comes around only once in a decade
By Lauren Groff, Riverhead
FICTION | Now that we’ve endured almost two years of isolation and social distancing, Groff’s new novel about a 12th-century nunnery feels downright timely. But that’s just part of its allure. This National Book Award finalist is about 17-year-old Marie de France — a real but little-known historical figure — and her struggles to revive a dilapidated abbey. Although “Matrix” is radically different from Groff’s masterpiece, “ Fates and Furies ,” it too is a captivating story of a woman redefining both the possibilities of her life and the bounds of her realm.
Review: In Lauren Groff’s hands, the tale of a medieval nunnery is must-read fiction
Somebody’s daughter: a memoir.
By Ashley C. Ford, Flatiron
NONFICTION | Ford’s heart-wrenching memoir tells the story of a family haunted by a conspicuous absence — that of her incarcerated father. As the book opens, Ford learns that her dad will be released from prison. But after decades of wishing he were there, and enduring a heinous attack that echoes her father’s own crimes, Ford must find a way forward. In recounting that journey, in its most raw and unabridged form, she creates an unforgettable account of a life marked by sorrow but also joy.
Review: What happens to a family when a father goes to prison
Under a white sky: the nature of the future.
By Elizabeth Kolbert, Crown
NONFICTION | While Kolbert’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “ The Sixth Extinction ” detailed the human penchant for environmental destruction, “Under a White Sky” examines the arduous efforts to stave off that damage, even as those technological “solutions” risk making matters worse. Kolbert expertly mixes travelogue, science reporting and explanatory journalism, all with the authority of a writer confident enough to acknowledge ambiguity. Revealing the Anthropocene at its most absurd, the book is sometimes inspiring, occasionally bleak and entirely worthy of our attention.
Review: Why humanity can’t be trusted to repair its own environmental damage
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4. The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek
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6. The Open Society by Karl Popper
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10. Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
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11. Modern Times by Paul Johnson
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12. Rationalism in Politics by Michael Oakeshott
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13. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter
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14. Economy and Society by Max Weber
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15. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
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21. The Great Terror by Robert Conquest
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22. Chronicles of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge
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23. Relativity by Albert Einstein
In clear, concise language that is accessible to all, Albert Einstein's brilliant theory is explained and its implications discussed.
23. Witness by Whittaker Chambers
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25. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn
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26. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
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30. The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
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31. Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
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34. The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard P. Feynman
Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post–World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the developm...
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39. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
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42. The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
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43. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes
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44. God and Man at Yale by William F. Buckley, Jr
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45. Selected Essays of T. S. Eliot by T. S. Eliot
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46. Ideas Have Consequences by Richard M. Weaver
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47. The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs
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49. Ethnic America by Thomas Sowell
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50. An American Dilemma by Gunnar Myrdal
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52. The Struggle for Europe by Chester Wilmot
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53. Main Currents in American Thought by Vernon L Parrington
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56. The Campaign of the Marne by Sewell Tyng
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60. Disraeli by Robert Blake
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66. Roll, Jordan, Roll by Eugene Genovese
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Five of top ten in National Review's 100 Best Nonfiction list by Hoover authors
The National Review magazine recently released its list of the 100 best nonfiction books of the century, and five of the top ten were written by Hoover fellows or distinguished authors and leaders affiliated with the Hoover Institution. Another two were ranked within the top fifty.
Books with a Hoover affiliation on the top ten list were The Gulag Archipelago , by Honorary Fellow Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (number two); The Road to Serfdom , by the late F.A. von Hayek, who was an honorary fellow (four), The Open Society and Its Enemies , by the late Karl Popper, who was a senior research fellow (six), The Constitution of Liberty , by von Hayek (nine), and Capitalism and Freedom , by Senior Research Fellow Milton Friedman (ten).
Senior Research Fellow Robert Conquest's The Great Terror was ranked at 21. Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell's Ethnic America came in at 49.
A panel of 21 distinguished historians, editors, academic and civic leaders selected and approved the list.
Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Century By the National Review
- The Second World War Winston S. Churchill
- The Gulag Archipelago Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
- Homage to Catalonia George Orwell
- The Road to Serfdom F.A. von Hayek
- Collected Essays George Orwell
- The Open Society and Its Enemies Karl Popper
- The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis
- Revolt of the Masses Jose Ortega y Gasset
- The Constitution of Liberty F.A. von Hayek
- Capitalism and Freedom Milton Friedman
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NRI sponsors National Review ’s popular Books, Arts & Manners section —an explicitly nonpolitical section of the magazine—in full accordance with legal counsel. Since its founding, National Review has made coverage of and commentary on the culture an integral part of its mission. The “BA&M” section now has even greater prominence within the NR landscape, and therefore greater reach and potential impact. The NationalReview.com website aggregates related cultural articles so that there is a deep and rich repository of online content covering a wide range of topics from music and art critiques to book and film reviews.
Buckley—known to many as a novelist, sportsman, and musician—himself lived a life rich in artistic, cultural, and literary pursuits. He had a deep understanding of their power and the essential role they play in realizing a life well lived. NRI has embraced this aspect of WFB’s legacy, hosting and supporting a variety of cultural events. For example, NRI hosted a piano recital at a supporter’s home which featured acclaimed pianist Philip Edward Fisher and our own Jay Nordlinger, a Bach organ recital at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas prior to the WFB Prize Dinner, and a dinner discussion with author Al Felzenberg about his book A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. (Yale University Press, 2017).
The Institute started a virtual book club in April 2020, featuring quarterly talks on a selected book with the author or those close to the author and often highlighting books by WFB.
The Books, Arts & Manners section remains a central and vital component of the magazine’s voice and of Buckley’s lasting legacy of influencing the greater culture. We are proud to honor this legacy, both through direct support for this section of the magazine and through our support of artistic and cultural events and pursuits.
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… And Culture is a compilation of the best of William F. Buckley Jr. and National Review ’s writings on culture. The book was created for guests of the Fourth Annual William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner as a token of our appreciation for their friendship and support of our mission. Held in New York City at Gotham Hall on October 25, 2017 the dinner was a celebration of the Books, Arts & Manners section of National Review .
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- October 31st, 2023
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What ‘Artists for Palestine’ Really Means
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A Well-Captured Character
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A Ship-Painting Show, Filled to the Gunwales with Great Art
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Taylor Swift’s Asylum Seekers
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