About the National Book Review
The National Book Review is an online journal created by people who love books for people who love them. A forum for the discussion of books and ideas, the National Book Review calls attention to some of the best new books -- ones that people are talking about, or should be -- in our "5 Hot Books" feature. With our book reviews, Q&A’s with authors and other features, we strive to bring attention to worthy books that are in danger of being overlooked.
Adam Cohen is a former member of the New York Times Editorial Board and senior writer for Time magazine. He is co-author of American Pharaoh: Richard J. Daley: His Battle for Chicago and the Nation (with Elizabeth Taylor); and the author of The Perfect Store: Inside eBay; Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Making of Modern America; and Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, which was long listed for the 2016 National Book Award. Cohen was a Pulitzer Prize juror for the 2017 prize in Criticism and the 2018 prize in Features.
Elizabeth Taylor is a writer and editor who lives in Chicago. A past President of the National Book Critics Circle, she currently serves on its Board of Directors, and has chaired four Pulitzer Prize juries. Elizabeth is the co-author (with Adam Cohen) of American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley, His Battle for Chicago and the Nation.