Ike's Bluff

Evan Thomas's incisive and deeply readable biography yields a fresh perspective on Dwight D. Eisenhower, a shrewd tactician who excelled at diplomacy during some of the Cold War's most heated exchanges.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…