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The Euro

The timing couldn’t be better for this new book, which recounts the tragic irony of how the euro, which was supposed to bring Europe together, is in fact driving it apart.

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I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This

Nadja Spiegelman’s new memoir is an attempt to decode her mother’s wounds: “The past was always there on her body, but I couldn’t see it. ... It was underneath everything else: the blueprint we both carried.”

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE



The Games

The first modern Olympics were held in 1896 in Athens, their ancestral homeland. The two-week festival hosted 241 white, male European athletes in such gentlemanly sports as fencing, shooting and swimming. Things have changed.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



American Heiress

Patty Hearst’s wild saga “provided hints of what America would become,” in the words of author Jeffrey Toobin—a sensational true crime story and a sad comment on American justice, race relations, media and celebrity culture.

Posted on Aug 6, 2016 READ MORE



Zika: The Emerging Epidemic

The spread of the Zika virus is a public health story, but politics isn’t far behind. The consuming controversy here is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have dragged their feet in strongly recommending that women delay pregnancy.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 READ MORE



American Amnesia

If you’re looking for answers to our most baffling political problems (How can so much wealth go to the top 1 percent without a massive uprising? Why is the U.S. paralyzed in combating global warming?), then grab this book before amnesia on these issues becomes even more acute.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 READ MORE



Neither Snow Nor Rain

For more than two centuries, the postal system has been a fundamental part of American life. But modern technology has raised serious questions about its viability.

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 READ MORE



Critics, Monsters, Fanatics

In a new collection of her essays, Cynthia Ozick impresses us with flashes of brilliance but always seems to be mourning the magic, beauty and intellectual rigor of an earlier time.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE



Barkskins

Annie Proulx’s new novel is an awesome monument of environmental fiction, drilling deep into the forests that enabled this country to conquer the world, and lays out the history of American capitalism’s rapacious destruction of the land.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE



All the Single Ladies

Rebecca Traister excavates the economic, social and sexual options women have had historically in relation to marriage, and tracks how the growing numbers of unmarried women have advanced the fights for abolition, suffrage and labor rights.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 READ MORE


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