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Interviews

Addicted to the Everything of America: D. T. Max on David Foster Wallace

The author of Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story discusses the immersive style and titanic ambition of the novelist.

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Reviews & Essays

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume Four

From Senate majority leader to vice president to president, Lyndon Johnson's political metamorphosis during the years between 1958 and 1964 is captured in this masterpiece of historical biography.

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A Reading Life

An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper

The career of a legendary scholar, historian, and "academic pugilist."

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Reviews & Essays

Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion

The complicated woman who pioneered family planning and advocated population control.

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Reviews & Essays

"Something Urgent I Have to Say to You"

A new biography of the poet, doctor, and plainspoken revolutionary.

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Reviews & Essays

The Keats Brothers

A new life of the poet explores the unsung role his sibling George played in John's creative development.

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Reviews & Essays

Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution

The elusive private life of the man whose ideas transformed the world.

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Reader's Diary

Machiavelli

A new biography of the Florentine diplomat and author who gave birth to modern political theory, and blackened his own name in the process.

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Reviews & Essays

Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast

A legal genius with a penchant for making mischief.

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In Brief

Evel

The high flights and disastrous crashes of the cycle-jumping daredevil.

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Reviews & Essays

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

A major reassessment of perhaps the most misunderstood figure of the civil rights era.

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Reviews & Essays

Great Soul

A new life of Mahatma Gandhi reveals the power and paradox of one of the century's towering figures.

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Reader's Diary

No Regrets

The passions—musical and otherwise—of the great singer Edith Piaf.

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Reviews & Essays

J. D. Salinger: A Life

A new biography plumbs the depths of a literary enigma.

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Reviews & Essays

Colonel Roosevelt

The final volume of this majestic biography follows "TR" into jungle adventure and Progressive leadership.

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