Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A New Biography of Ronald Reagan Captures His Passion for Stardom

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 1:00pm
In Bob Spitz’s “Reagan,” the 40th president emerges as an ambitious man, eager for fame and success, and with the communication skills to make it happen.
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Essay: Why a Book Tour Is More Brutal Than a Political Campaign

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:00am
The former congressman Steve Israel thought he had a tough skin, but that was before he wrote a novel.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Frederick Douglass in Full

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 4:05pm
David W. Blight’s “Frederick Douglass” places him at the center of American history.
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Nonfiction: A History of the Heart, That Most Vital of Organs

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 1:30pm
Sandeep Jauhar’s “Heart” recounts the scientific discoveries that have given us a better understanding of our most critical piece of plumbing.
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Children’s Books: Historical Fiction That Takes Children to War Zones and Internment Camps

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:30pm
With settings as diverse as a Native American boarding school and the Battle of Okinawa, these books tell stories that are nuanced, honest and new.
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The Shortlist: Family Sagas: Three Novels Probe Generations of Secrets

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 8:54am
Whether it’s decades’ worth of Portuguese and French women or an Australian clan’s one long weekend, these fictional relatives tell revelatory tales.
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Children’s Books: The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:54pm
We invite you to take a look at this year’s winners ...
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The Book Review Podcast: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on ‘Friday Black’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 3:27pm
“Black people being murdered is unfortunately a constant in this country. Murdered with impunity. It’s something that’s constantly on my mind,” Adjei-Brenyah says. “So some of these stories respond to that very specifically.”
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Nonfiction: She Reported From the World’s Combat Zones, at the Cost of Her Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:00am
Lindsey Hilsum’s “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin” is a powerful portrait of a woman drawn to danger — and truth.
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New in Paperback: ‘Jerusalem,’ ‘Leonardo da Vinci’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:40am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Children’s Books: A Graphic Appreciation for ‘Catherine, Called Birdy’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
The illustrator Vera Brosgol pays homage to Karen Cushman’s historical fiction classic.
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Inside the List: What Did the Fiction Best-Seller List Look Like 25, 50, 75 Years Ago?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
Since there’s not much new on this week’s list, we took a deep dive into The Times’s archives to see what we could find about popular books in decades past.
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Fiction: Leif Enger’s New Novel Brims With Grace and Quirky Charm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
In “Virgil Wander,” a resident of a fading Rust Belt town embarks on a voyage of rediscovery after a car accident wipes his memory clean.
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Fiction: A Poor Girl’s Progress Through the Gilded Age

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
Rosellen Brown’s new novel, “The Lake on Fire,” tells the story of a young woman who seems straight out of Henry James in her struggles with love and work.
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Children’s Books: How Do You Talk to Children About Politics These Days? Try These Books.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
A Trump biography for teenagers, a picture book biography of Elizabeth Warren, Justice Sotomayor’s life story for kids, and more of this fall’s books for future voters.
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Crime: Cold Cases and Hot Emotions: Marilyn Stasio’s Crime Column

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
From Lee Child’s New Hampshire thriller, “Past Tense,” to Michael Connelly’s latest Los Angeles mystery, “Dark Sacred Night,” the sleuthing is in high gear.
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Reconsideration: How a Grandmother’s Diary Led to a Long-Lost Literary Gem

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
A journal entry prompted Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim to seek out the novels of Irmgard Keun, once dubbed the “It Girl” of German literature.
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Nonfiction: Race and Class and Youth Football in Brownsville, Brooklyn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
Albert Samaha’s “Never Ran, Never Will” spends two seasons with the Mo Better Jaguars, tracking the lives of the team’s young, nonwhite, often at-risk players.
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Nonfiction: Alan Greenspan’s Ode to Creative Destruction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
In “Capitalism in America,” co-written with Adrian Wooldridge, Greenspan offers a history of the free market and its positive impact on the United States.
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