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Geoffrey Wolff takes on the noted seaman Joshua Slocum, whose first-in-history solo navigation around the world, in the late 1890’s, was far from his only sailing adventure.
Pauline Maier revisits a time when the American Constitution was just a proposal — and a hotly contested one at that.
Real estate and imagined connections bring a sense of the surreal to this novel from Spain.
A Brookings Institution defense analyst argues for a middle ground between between nuclear abolition and retaining the bomb in perpetuity.
Rob Sheffield tells how a literate suburban teenager became a fan of rock ’n’ roll and of Roman Catholic Mass.
An International Monetary Fund employee has written an intriguing book that seems to borrow from the financial crisis — but was written before it.
Mario Vargas Llosa has continued to challenge students at Princeton since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Top 5 at a Glance1. WORTH DYING FOR, by Lee Child2. IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS, by Jan Karon3. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, by Vince Flynn4. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson5. FALL OF GIANTS, by Ken Follett
Top 5 at a Glance1. EARTH (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart and others2. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOL. 1, by Mark Twain3. TRICKLE UP POVERTY, by Michael Savage4. THE LAST BOY, by Jane Leavy5. PINHEADS AND PATRIOTS, by Bill O'Reilly
Top 5 at a Glance1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown2. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson3. I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson4. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, by Stieg Larsson5. 61 HOURS, by Lee Child
Three new books take a look at the city through a variety of prisms: gardens, postcards and history.
Mr. Cain was a writer whose 1970 novel was greeted as an important exploration of the black urban experience in the United States.
In his youth, Paul Simon basically listened only to R&B, doo-wop and rockabilly.
Joel C. Rosenberg is back with another policy-manifesto disguised as a political thriller, this time targeting Iran.
Harold Pinter’s widow, Antonia Fraser, recalls their years together.
The historian James T. Kloppenberg has written a book about President Obama, whom he sees as a rare breed in America, a kind of philosopher president.
In Dennis Lehane’s new novel, Amanda McCready, the child that was kidnapped in his “Gone, Baby, Gone,” disappears again as a teenager.
A couple bought land in an old Colorado town where abandoned buildings outnumber residents.
A fascinating compilation of lyrics, commentary and anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim, covering the years 1954 to 1981.
In new books, Alain de Botton investigates the life of airports and Tony Hiss explores the experience of traveling.