Authors
Aram Bakshian Jr.
Aram Bakshian Jr.

All too many hotel bars are little more than shoddy afterthoughts, soulless spaces where hotel guests, and almost no one else, may grab a quick drink or two before setting off for — or after returning from — somewhere more…

The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New MajorityBy Patrick J. Buchanan(Crown Forum, 392 pages, $28) To begin at the beginning, I happen to believe that Pat Buchanan is one of the ablest, most eloquent…

Long before there was a Four Seasons or a Mayflower or a Hay Adams, Washington, D.C. had only one grand hotel: the Willard. The prime spot it now occupies on Pennsylvania Avenue has housed one sort of caravanserai or another…

The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817By Myron Magnet(Norton, 472 pages, $35) Myron Magnet, editor-at-large of City Journal, set himself no small task in writing his latest book. The Founders at Home is an intertwined series of biographies that,…

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and LongingBy Anya Von Bremzen(Crown, 338 pages, $26) One of the most popular novelistic forms is the sweeping, multi-generational family saga that encompasses great events as they are seen through…

by Aram Bakshian Jr. | Jan 13, 2014

Franco’s Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory Since 1936By Jeremy Treglown(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 320 pages, $30)  When Generalissimo Francisco Franco finally died at the age of 82 after ruling Spain with an iron hand for 36 years, a Barcelona wag…

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