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Reviews & Essays

The Little Girl who Fought the Great Depression

Why was Shirley Temple one of the most iconic figures of 1930s America?

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E. E. Cummings: A Life

Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?

 

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Call Me Burroughs: A Life

The author of Naked Lunch led a life as darkly outrageous as his fiction.

 

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A Reading Life

Flyover Lives: A Memoir

The author of effervescent transatlantic fiction maps the Middle America of her forebears.

 

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Dedicated to God

An oral history of the lives of the cloistered sheds light on life behind the walls of an American monastery.

 

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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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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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Interviews

Doris Kearns Goodwin on The Bully Pulpit

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian on Teddy Roosevelt, Spielberg, the bravery of Progressive journalism, and what yesterday's politics can teach us about tomorrow.

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Self-Help Messiah

How a public speaking teacher won fame and influenced millions.

 

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Interviews

Death of an Alchemist: Gavin Edwards on River Phoenix

A new book looks back at the life -- and premature end -- of an enigmatic actor.

 

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D. J. Taylor: The Art of Writing Revisionist History

The author of The Windsor Faction on "authorial sleight-of-hand" and putting words into the mouths of real people. 

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Book of Ages

She was the beloved sibling and correspondent of one of our nation's founders. Why haven't we heard the voice of Jane Franklin?

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The Long Awakening

A journalist recounts her harrowing ordeal during childbirth -- and after.

 

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Interviews

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped

The National Book Award winning author on Men We Reaped, her powerful new blend of memoir and reportage.

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Wilson

The master orator, Princeton man, and American president, captured in vivid description.

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