Books Nancy Isenberg Books by Nancy Isenberg Nancy Isenberg has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Nancy Isenberg Review Book Reviews 'The Problem Of Democracy' Looks At Personality's Role In U.S. Leadership April 17, 2019 A new book focuses on how the Adams father-son duo spent years abroad making a case for our young country — yet both saw themselves rejected in favor of more charismatic and populist rivals. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Critics' Lists: Summer '07 Late-Summer Reads to Squeeze In Before Fall August 8, 2007 Lots of you are taking late-summer vacations or devoting weekends to squeezing out the last bits of this lovely season, and we didn't want you do to do it bookless. Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Fallen Founder' August 6, 2007 Nancy Isenberg's years of research have yielded a very readable history of Aaron Burr, a complex, elegant man. This biography was selected by Day to Day's Karen Grigsby Bates in her late-summer reading recommendations.