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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

How you merge says more about you than you think. Read more...

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Man in the Dark

A bedtime story turns on its teller. Read more...

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Universe of Stone: A Biography of Chartres Cathedral

Exploring a philosophy set in stone and stained glass. Read more...

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Convention Flashback: Miami and the Siege of Chicago

Tom Carson on Miami and the Siege of Chicago, Norman Mailer's classic account of the 1968 conventions. Read more...

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A Better Angel

Tales of the flesh and the spirit -- in which both feel the pull of gravity. Read more...

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Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders

An argument for more open borders, from a politically conservative perspective. Read more...

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

The idiosyncratic novelist tells the true story of his long-running race against his own body's limits. Read more...

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

The author revisits the railway journey he chronicled three decades ago, through a transformed continent. Read more...

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The Three of Us: A Family Story

A self-tormenting family's drama, shot through with moments of beauty. Read more...

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Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72

Fresh off his hallucinogenic chronicle of Las Vegas, the founder of Gonzo journalism staggered his way through a presidential election -- and delivered a political classic. Read more...

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The Turnaround

Race-baiting, a wrong turn, and the complex aftermath of violence in the latest from a socially conscious crime novelist. Read more...

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Palace Council

The author of The Emperor of Ocean Park pens a story of political intrigue in the era of Watergate. Read more...

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The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia

Thousands of Americans immigrated to the USSR in pursuit of a socialist utopia. What happened to them? Read more...

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The Legend of Colton H. Bryant

Seeking the extraordinary in the life of "ordinary" man from Wyoming. Read more...

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Flaw

Pulling back the curtain on a Polish writer?s darkly satiricial mastery. Read more...

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