New York Times Book Reviews
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Nigel Hamilton argues that Roosevelt’s genius for military leadership has been underrated and overshadowed.
Thomas Robert Malthus’s ideas about population and scarcity have been invoked, extrapolated and polemicized for centuries.
Elizabeth Pisani trekked 26,000 miles around the Indonesian archipelago, searching for what binds this disparate nation.
Fifty-nine short stories about love and other passionate longings, tinged with surreal potential, by a master of the form.
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.
An Englishwoman made a career of her marriage to the “white rajah” of a jungle protectorate in northern Borneo.
The poet and novelist Stephen Crane “raced through his life,” documenting war and poverty until his death at 28.
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.
New books by Jordan Ellenberg, David J. Hand, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter, Amir Alexander, and Alex Bellos.
“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.
This biography of Beethoven is also a personal journey through his music and the Enlightenment-era ferment that shaped it.
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.”