Video Reviews | April 1, 2013

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Reviews of Universal Classic Monsters, Sholem Aleichem, and Give Me the Banjo, plus a full list of video reviews from the Apr. 1 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2013, Pt. 2: Nonfiction from Robert Dallek, Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Lieberman, & John W. Pilley

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Dallek, Robert. Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House. Harper: HarperCollins. Oct. 2013. 576p. ISBN 9780062065841. $32.50. lrg. prnt. HISTORY Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, and aides Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger: these were the courtiers of Camelot, the smart and […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 15, 2013

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Reviews of Lucien Jaume’s Tocqueville, Thomas Doherty’s Hollywood and Hitler, and Greg Bellow’s Saul Bellow’s Heart, plus a full list of Arts and Humanities reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 1, 2013

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Reviews of Living with Shakespeare, Jonathan Cott’s Days That I’ll Remember, and Ian Condry’s The Soul of Anime, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Mar. 1 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of Blake Bailey’s Farther & Wilder, Carol Burnett’s Carrie and Me, and Donald Lopez Jr.’s From Stone to Flesh, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Feb. 15 issue.

Best Sellers: Literature, February 7, 2013

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Barbara’s Picks, Jun. 2013, Pt. 2: al-Shaykh, Charleson, Ferguson, Griswold, Shriver, Solnit

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al-Shaykh, Hanan. One Thousand and One Nights: A Sparkling Retelling of the Beloved Classic. Pantheon. Jun. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780307958860. $26; eISBN 9780307958877. LITERATURE A crucial and sometimes controversial figure in Middle Eastern literature, Lebanese author al-Shaykh here translates 19 of the stories young queen Shahrazad told her husband each night so that he would […]

Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2013, Pt. 3: Of Hamlet, English Spelling, Italy by Rail, and More

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Chopra, Aneesh. Big Small Smart: How American Government Can Accomplish More with Less Through Open Innovation, Collaboration, and Participation. Atlantic Monthly. Jun. 2013. 288p. ISBN 9780802121332. $25. POLITICAL SCIENCE As the federal government’s first chief technology officer, Chopra worked hard to help Americans through online means, bringing in everything from electronic records for veterans to […]

John & George Keats | November 15, 2012

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Reviews of George Keats of Kentucky and John Keats from the Nov. 15 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | October 15, 2012

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Review of Sheila Hale’s Titian: His Life, Jennifer Kloester’s Georgette Heyer, and John McCusker’s Creole Trombone, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Oct. 15 issue.

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