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Reviews & Essays

Pinkerton's Great Detective

The undercover private eye who took on organized crime in the Wild West.

 

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A Reading Life

Death of the Black-Haired Girl

An ominously mysterious murder in a college town leads a professor into a psychic abyss.

 

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Reading in Common

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Compassion is the central theme in these essays from the author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto.

 

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Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

Rebellion, innovation, and a taste for brutality were all part of a championship season.

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A Reading Life

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

The author of Gulliver's Travels was a wit, a ladies' man, a champion of the oppressed -- and a mystery.

 

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Dallas 1963

How darkness gathered in a Texas city.

 

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At Night We Walk in Circles

An actor's journey into a mysterious role plays out against the aftermath of a dictatorial regime.

 

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The Bully Pulpit

The political battles and journalistic triumphs of the Progressive Era have never looked so timely.

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Sorry!: The English and Their Manners

A history of etiquette suggests its spiritual dimension.

 

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On Paper

How a civilization built itself out of wood pulp and ink.

 

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Interviews

Stephen R. Donaldson: The Believer

The creator of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever talks about the completion of a saga more than three decades in the making.

 

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Art and Empathy: The National Book Award Fiction Finalists

A former NBA judge searches through the final five for a book that could change your life.

 

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Rock & Roll &

The Cynic and the Bloke

On tour with Donald Fagen and Rod Stewart.

 

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Reader's Diary

Firefly

A novelist makes chamber drama out of Noël Coward's Jamaican twilight.

 

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American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Have we underestimated the artist who became our "national frame of reference"?

 

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