Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A Liberal Historian’s Imprint on Mid-Century America

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:00am
Richard Aldous’s biography of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. examines the mixed legacy of a liberal literary mind.
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Essay: Why Arthur Schlesinger’s ‘Disuniting of America’ Lives On

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:00am
“The Disuniting of America” reminds us that social polarization is about more than the controversy over Confederate statues.
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By the Book: Walter Isaacson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:00am
The author of “Einstein,” “Steve Jobs,” and, most recently, “Leonardo da Vinci,” has a weakness for cyberpunk dating to the 1980s: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson.
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Nonfiction: A Liberal Historian’s Imprint on Mid-Century America

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 3:00am
Richard Aldous’s biography of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. examines the mixed legacy of a liberal literary mind.
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Nonfiction: ‘I Hear She’s a Real Bitch’: A Swaggering, Feminist Restaurant Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:00am
The Canadian restaurateur Jen Agg shows she’s eager to curse and digress like the most macho of them.
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Nonfiction: James Madison’s Zigzag Path

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:00am
Noah Feldman’s new biography of the fourth president paints a picture of a man of great political flexibility.
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Children’s Books: ‘Goodnight Moon,’ but Not Just Yet

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:00am
In these new picture books that will help children settle down for the night, there’s still time to head out for a moonlight ramble.
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Fiction: A Stranger From the Past Confronts Roddy Doyle’s Latest Hero

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:00am
“Smile,” the author’s 11th novel, is the closest thing he’s written to a psychological thriller.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Friends Divided,’ John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Beg to Differ

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:00am
The historian Gordon Wood traces the very long, very complicated relationship between two extraordinary men.
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Crime: Big-League Crimes, Solitary Victims and Galloping Escapism

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:00am
Tales of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch and Lee Child’s Jack Reacher; Henning Mankell’s final novel; and Rita Mae Brown’s latest fox-hunting romp.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: My Father Is an Intellectually Curious Conspiracy Theorist

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:00am
Nonfiction books, from popular psychology and economics to histories and intimate memoirs, to inspire (not incite) Dad.
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Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 8:28am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Antonin Scalia’s Speeches, Collected for Argument’s Sake

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am
The words of the late Supreme Court justice and originalist as reviewed by his old sparring partner, Alan Dershowitz.
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Nonfiction: Do Americans Need a Prime Minister?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am
In “The Impossible Presidency,” the historian Jeremi Suri argues that the job has become overwhelmingly complex, more than a single person can handle.
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Nonfiction: The War of Independence, Seen Through Six Sets of Eyes

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am
Russell Shorto’s “Revolution Song” recounts the stories of individual lives that intersected with our nation’s battle against enemies at home and abroad.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Hitler in Los Angeles’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 9:00am
Steven J. Ross discusses his new history of Nazi activities in Hollywood, and the spy ring that helped to foil fascist plans.
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Nonfiction: The Man Who Photographed Ghosts

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:16pm
Peter Manseau’s “The Apparitionists” reveals the art and trial of William H. Mumler, who stood at the intersection of 19th-century art, science and spiritualism.
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Children’s Books: A Novel Set in the Amazon, Harking Back to Classic Survival Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:14pm
In Katherine Rundell’s “The Explorer,” four kids must find their way out of the jungle after a plane crash, stoking young readers’ dreams and anxieties: What if there were no parents? Could I eat a grub if I had to?
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Children’s Books: A Warmhearted, Multiracial Update to the Classic Big-Family Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 2:11pm
In Karina Yan Glaser’s “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” a family — five children, two parents, three pets — may be forced to leave their beloved Harlem brownstone in this charming debut.
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Fiction: A Prequel to ‘Practical Magic’ Revisits the Owens Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:47am
In “The Rules of Magic,” Alice Hoffman provides a back story for the witchy aunts readers first met in her 1995 novel, “Practical Magic.”
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