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America America

A politician and his patron shoot for the White House and fall from grace. Read more...

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Sleeping It Off in Rapid City

Poems new and old consider manhood, travel, and America itself. Read more...

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The Delighted States

A wild chase in pursuit of the nature of the novel, across centuries and continents. Read more...

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Newton: Ackroyd's Brief Lives

Peter Ackroyd?s brief life brings depth to an icon of science most of us know only glancingly. Read more...

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Original Sin: A Cultural History

The complicated history behind the idea that we?re born bad. Read more...

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The Gift of Rain

A graceful martial art and a monstrous betrayal are at the heart of this atmospheric novel. Read more...

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The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century

How a con man with a paintbrush pulled one over on the art world ?- and the Nazis. Read more...

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The Mayor's Tongue

In an audacious debut, intertwining tales follow a transatlantic course. Read more...

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Dark Age Detection: Historical Mysteries, Part Two

Sarah Weinman dives back into the pages of historical mysteries, in search of court conspiracies, nefarious knights, and murderous monasteries. Read more...

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Little Brother

The blogger and creator of Boing Boing delivers a sprightly dystopia set in a fearful USA. Read more...

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The Bishop?s Daughter

A daughter?s portrayal of her clergyman father?s inner struggle takes in the tumult
of an era. Read more...

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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World

An intrepid traveler follows a century?s worth of neglected American discoverers. Read more...

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Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire

How a defense industry think tank became the nexus of the ?military-industrial complex.? Read more...

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The White Tiger

Our review of the just-announced Man Booker Prize winner -- first run on June 16, 2008. Read more...

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Northern Land: The Novels of Sarah Hall

Ed Champion on the seductive prose of Sarah Hall, the author of Haweswater and The Electric Michaelangelo. Read more...

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