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Reviews & Essays

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

A journalist unveils the hidden history of Russia's prime minister.

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The Eiffel Tower

Scenes from an American family's sojourn in the City of Light, from the author's forthcoming memoir Paris in Love.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

An award-winning reporter's "uncompromising and important" new look at daily life in a Mumbai slum.

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Interviews

"The Shock of his Bad Behavior": Claire Tomalin on Charles Dickens

The author of Charles Dickens: A Life on what happens "when you live with Dickens for years."

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The Last Holiday: A Memoir

An unclassifiable musician on a life spent transmuting suffering into music.

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Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports

The voice! The ego! The drama!

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Library Without Walls

Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler

A diplomat’s journals form a scintillating chronicle of the Belle Époque – and beyond.

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Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

A Hollywood star's inventive legacy.

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In Brief

Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage

The life of the "first person of African descent in the Americas to publish a book."

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

The jewels, the gowns, the lovers, and the will to power of a remarkable ruler.

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A Reading Life

Charles Dickens: A Life

The complicated man behind the literary myth.

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Steve Jobs

Portrait of a restless innovator.

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Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism

A history of the charming intellectual's role in nailing together the American conservative movement.

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Interviews

Evan Hughes on Literary Brooklyn

A time-traveling journey through an urban landscape and the writers it's sustained.

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A Reading Life

A Book of Secrets

An Italian villa and a haunting sculpture are at the center of a true story of wealth, obsession, and scandal.

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