For The Week magazine he named his best books. One title on the list:
At Day’s Close by A. Roger Ekirch (Norton, $17)Read about the other books on Rabe's list.
It’s difficult for us to imagine a world without 24/7 access to electric light. Night is not night as it once was. Imagine a permanent blackout. Night after night. Ekirch brings that other midnight world with its dangers, phantoms, and illicit opportunities to detailed, researched life.