MixedThe Boston GlobeKonnikova’s approach both strips much of the majesty from audacious cons and defines confidence schemes too broadly.
Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder FilmAlexandra Zapruder
PositiveThe Boston GlobeMaking use of family and government archives, interviews, and her own memory, Alexandra offers a supple, tender portrait of a family lashed to history ... Readers with any sense of sympathy will feel compelled by the book’s defense of the family ... Alexandra makes these connections but misses the fact the film also serves as an origin story for civilian-created records of violence.
Killers of the Flower MoonDavid Grann
RaveThe Boston Globe...a masterful work of literary journalism crafted with the urgency of a mystery ... Contained within Grann’s mesmerizing storytelling lies something more than a brisk, satisfying read. Killers of the Flower Moon offers up the Osage killings as emblematic of America’s relationship with its indigenous peoples and the 'culture of killing' that has forever marred that tie.