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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: American Apartheid

Patrick Phillips talks about “Blood at the Root”; Ethan Gilsdorf discusses three new books about gaming; and Melissa Clark on the season’s best new cookbooks.

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

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Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Review of a new biography of Hitler has many people thinking of ... someone else

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sometimes a review of a Hitler biography is just a review of a Hitler biography—and sometimes not. On Tuesday, the New York Times book reviews covered a new volume on the rise of Hitler. Funny thing is, though the Times review mentions...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'From Dunderhead to Demogogue'

In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani reviews Volker Ullrich’s new book examining Adolf Hitler’s remarkable rise from “pathetic dunderhead” to infamous figure. The short, striking piece is worth reading in full. Mr. Ullrich, like other...Show More Summary

This Review of a New Hitler Biography Is Basically an Amazing (and Terrifying) Trump Subtweet

Michiko Kakutani’s review of Volcher Ullrich’s new book Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 for the New York Times is, frankly, dark. It starts out simply enough, asking a decades-old question: How, exactly, did Adolf Hitler rise to power? Yet...Show More Summary

New York Times Trolls Trump With Hitler Book Review

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New York Times today published a review of a new biography on Adolf Hitler and the twitterverse is snickering over its many thinly-veiled allusions to Donald Trump. Here’s an excerpt: Hitler was an effective orator and actor, Mr....Show More Summary

On Bad Reviews

This Sunday's New York Times Book Review contains a critical review of Imagine by Christopher Chabris, a psychology professor at Union College and co-author of The Invisible Gorilla. I enjoyed his book, so I was disappointed to learn he didn't enjoy mine. Show More Summary

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

The Writing Life: Joe Lelyveld's Truth

Joseph Lelyveld, former executive editor of the New York Times, recently published a biography of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "His Final Battle: The Last Year of Franklin Roosevelt." The book has attracted rave reviews. An earlier...Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Maureen Dowd on Clinton and Trump

Maureen Dowd talks about “The Year of Voting Dangerously,” and Lauren Collins discusses “When in French.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mark Thompson’s ‘Enough Said’

Mark Thompson discusses “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?”; and Kati Marton talks about “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.”

Editors’ Choice: 9 Great Books to Start Off September

New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.

Rachel Cusk’s Latest Book Review Is a Lesson in How Not to Write About Infertility

Ideally, a book review offers both a summary of its subject’s contents and some insight into the book’s themes and what purpose it might serve for readers. Rachel Cusk’s recent cover story for the New York Times Book Review on two new...Show More Summary

A Novel Debut

Over at the New York Times Book Review, Leslie Jamison and Ayana Mathis write about the excitement surrounding debut novelists’ work. “It’s like hearing an overture at the beginning of a symphony, the introduction of themes and preoccupations that will keep unfolding,” Jamison writes.

Shorties (Jonathan Safran Foer on His New Novel, Kristin Welchez of Dum Dum Girls and Kristin Kontrol Interviewed, and more)

Jonathan Safran Foer discussed his new novel Here I Am with the Washington Post and All Things Considered. The New York Times and New Republic reviewed the book. The Quietus interviewed Kristin Welchez of Dum Dum Girls and Kristin Kontrol....

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Attica Uprising

This week, Heather Ann Thompson talks about “Blood in the Water,” and Seth Mnookin discusses “Patient H.M.”

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’

Alan Schwarz talks about “ADHD Nation”; Raina Telgemeier discusses “Ghosts”; and Nicholson Baker talks about “Substitute.”

How A Novelist Made Peace With Criticism: Curtis Sittenfield On Being Reviewee And Reviewer

“I’m aware more than I was before I had books published that any review is a bit arbitrary – it’s not really, say, The New York Times that’s authoritatively weighing in on the quality of a book, though it seems this way to the public. It’s actually one reviewer weighing in (maybe a daily reviewer […]

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