Matthew Price, writer and book critic

I write about books, history, and culture. My articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe's Ideas and Books sections, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, The New Yorker (“Briefly Noted”), The National (Abu Dhabi), The New York Observer, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Salon, The New York Sun, Vogue, and Bookforum. Learn more about me here.

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Stalin: The Paradoxes of Power
The National, November 6, 2014

Hitler’s First Victims
The Boston Globe, October 25, 2014

Midnight at the Pera Palace: Istanbul Between the Wars
The National, October 9, 2014

Rebel Yell: The Life of Stonewall Jackson
Newsday, September 30, 2014

When The United States Spoke French
The Boston Globe, August 16, 2014

Hampton Sides’ “In The Kingdom of the Ice”: A Book of the Year, 2014
The Boston Globe, August 2, 2014

Kim Philby: A Spy Among Friends
The Boston Globe, July 26, 2014

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Death, Con’t
Oh yea, and big city dailies continue to roll of the presses….

‘They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else’
The evidence is indisputable, argues David Gardner: the great catastrophe that befell…

The Corporation with its own Army
Imagine ExxonMobil with a 260,000 man military force at its disposal. Such…

Farewell to Harry Eyres
For the last ten years, Harry Eyres’ Slow Lane column has graced…

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Matthew Price, writer and book critic


Stalin: The Paradoxes of Power


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