The Long Night

William Shirer's reporting from Nazi Berlin and his monumentally influential volume of history, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, acquainted the world with the true extent of Nazi evil. Steve Wick's new biography places the man and his work in context and reveals how Shirer managed to get the kind of intimate access to the German high command that made his writing so reputable.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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