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‘The Mantle of Command,’ by Nigel Hamilton

10 hours 49 min ago
Nigel Hamilton argues that Roosevelt’s genius for military leadership has been underrated and overshadowed.






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‘Malthus,’ by Robert J. Mayhew

10 hours 50 min ago
Thomas Robert Malthus’s ideas about population and scarcity have been invoked, extrapolated and polemicized for centuries.






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‘Indonesia Etc.,’ by Elizabeth Pisani

10 hours 50 min ago
Elizabeth Pisani trekked 26,000 miles around the Indonesian archipelago, searching for what binds this disparate nation.






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‘Ecstatic Cahoots’ and ‘Paper Lantern,’ by Stuart Dybek

10 hours 50 min ago
Fifty-nine short stories about love and other passionate longings, tinged with surreal potential, by a master of the form.






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Crime: Yannick Murphy’s ‘This Is the Water,’ and More

10 hours 51 min ago
In Yannick Murphy’s thriller “This Is the Water,” the mother of two girls on a competitive swim team is having an affair with her friend’s husband.






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Philip Eade’s ‘Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters’

11 hours 12 min ago
An Englishwoman made a career of her marriage to the “white rajah” of a jungle protectorate in northern Borneo.






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‘The Rise and Fall of Great Powers,’ by Tom Rachman

11 hours 13 min ago
The perplexed heroine of Tom Rachman’s novel explores New York City and travels the world.






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‘The Magician’s Land,’ by Lev Grossman

11 hours 13 min ago
An exiled magician tries a risky heist in Lev Grossman’s novel, the final installment of a trilogy.






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‘Stephen Crane: A Life of Fire,’ by Paul Sorrentino

11 hours 13 min ago
The poet and novelist Stephen Crane “raced through his life,” documenting war and poverty until his death at 28.






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‘The Stories,’ by Jane Gardam

11 hours 14 min ago
In many of Jane Gardam’s stories, a figure from the past suddenly looms.






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‘Reagan at Reykjavik,’ by Ken Adelman

11 hours 15 min ago
In 1986, the U.S.-Soviet meeting in Reykjavik seemed anything but a Cold War breakthrough.






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Inside the List

11 hours 34 min ago
With the debut of Daniel Halper’s “Clinton, Inc.” at No. 10, there are now three volumes related to Bill and Hillary Clinton on the hardcover nonfiction list.






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Editors’ Choice

11 hours 34 min ago
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

11 hours 34 min ago
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Letters: Contemporary Poetry

11 hours 36 min ago
Readers respond to recent essays and reviews about new poetry books.






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The Shortlist: Jordan Ellenberg’s ‘How Not to Be Wrong,’ and More

11 hours 36 min ago
New books by Jordan Ellenberg, David J. Hand, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter, Amir Alexander, and Alex Bellos.






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‘The Invisible Bridge,’ by Rick Perlstein

July 31, 2014 - 11:07am
“The Invisible Bridge,” Rick Perlstein’s panoramic third volume about the rise of the modern conservative movement in America, covers the span of 1973 to 1976.






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‘J. D. Salinger: The Escape Artist,’ by Thomas Beller

July 31, 2014 - 11:05am
Thomas Beller views J. D. Salinger as a New York writer.






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‘Beethoven,’ by Jan Swafford

July 31, 2014 - 11:05am
This biography of Beethoven is also a personal journey through his music and the Enlightenment-era ferment that shaped it.






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Open Book: Writing His Own Tune

July 31, 2014 - 11:05am
The pianist Jeremy Denk is at work on a book, a mix of memoir and thoughts about music tentatively titled “Every Good Boy Does Fine.”






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