The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
By Nicholas A. Basbanes. Knopf. 448 pp. $35
THE MEMOIRS OF WALTER BAGEHOT
By Frank Prochaska. Yale Univ. Press.
207 pp. $38
COMING UP SHORT:
Working-class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty
By Jennifer M. Silva. Oxford Univ. Press. 192 pp. $29.95
Portraits of a Nation
By Robert Wilson. Bloomsbury. 288 pp. $28
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
By David Finkel. Sarah Crichton Books. 256 pp. $26
The United States is luring many of Mexico’s best and brightest northward.
In a year that brought an eruption of ambitious reform measures, the biggest of them all is the proposed overhaul of Mexico’s iconic national oil company.
A new president is betting that seeking peace with the drug cartels is the key to a safer Mexico.
Drones fly in the face of lessons taught to us by centuries of warfare.