Saved by Islam?

Submission is billed as a cautionary tale about Islam's threat to Europe. In fact it's more of an introspective tract on the West's ambivalence about survival.


Les enfants magnifiques

Beneath the many contrasts Pamela Druckerman draws between French and U.S. children is a deeper one between the two societies.


The Greater Journey, by David McCullough

In the 1830s most Americans were finding plenty of adventure in their own country. It was just over 50 years old, after all. Some were trudging along the new Oregon Trail; some were pushing Native Americans west of the Mississippi with legislation or guns; others were involved in increasingly volatile arguments over slavery.