Ninety Percent of Everything

The maritime industry might look to the casual observer to be a dinosaur in a dying arena, yet as Rose George reveals in this illuminating history, the business of freight shipping is alive and well and extremely necessary to our modern survival. 

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

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…