Review: Smart, witty, political woman emerges in Stacy Schiff’s ‘Cleopatra: A Life’ – St. Petersburg Times
I reviewed the new bio of Cleopatra — an excellent synthesis of ancient historical sources from a modern perspective.
Review: Eric Pooley’s ‘The Climate War’ a dramatic page-turner about 2009’s cap-and-trade bill – St. Petersburg Times
Here’s a book review I wrote for Sunday’s St. Petersburg Times:
A fast-paced, engrossing read about … global warming? You bet. Sure, it’s a tough public policy issue, easily evoking confusion or boredom. But a smart storyteller knows to steer clear of abstractions and tell the story through real people.
That’s what journalist Eric Pooley does in The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth, a snapshot of the past few years of the politics of climate change.