Book Reviews

Ian Kershaw’s ‘To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:44
The first volume of a new history of modern Europe covers two world wars and the troubled years between them.

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‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,’ by Lisa Randall

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:43
Dark matter, according to Lisa Randall, may be responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and the subsequent rise of mammals.

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‘Brief Candle in the Dark,’ by Richard Dawkins

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:24
Dawkins’s second memoir plumbs his grown-up research, reflections and controversies.

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Bookends: Is It Still Possible to Be a Public Intellectual?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 07:00
Pankaj Mishra and Alice Gregory discuss the fate of the public intellectual in an age of specialization.

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‘Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World,’ by Tim Whitmarsh

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:56
Whitmarsh argues that atheism isn’t a product of the modern age but reaches back to early Western intellectual tradition in the ancient Greek world.

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Post-'Hunger,' Hollywood hankers for next YA phenom

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:42

Few teen franchises are on the horizon as 'Mockingjay — Part 2' takes final flight.

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‘Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal,’ by Jay Parini

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 04:30
A new biography of Gore Vidal, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, social and political player.

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‘The Complete Works of Primo Levi’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 04:30
Three volumes bring into focus the breadth and coherence of Levi’s genius.

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Twain meets Stanley in final Hijuelos novel

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 13:02

Mark Twain and famed explorer Henry Stanley star in new historical novel.

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Fiction roundup: New 'Shopaholic,' Jojo Moyes

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 07:00

'Shopaholic to the Rescue' will save you from the blues; 'House of Thieves' is a steal.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 05:02

Look for memoirs from singers Tom Jones and Carly Simon, plus a new James Patterson.

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‘The Money Makers,’ by Eric Rauchway

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 14:53
Monetary policy’s role in overcoming the Great Depression.

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A rockin' bio of the man who discovered Elvis

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 13:02

Peter Guralnick's biography of Sam Phillips celebrates his musical contributions.

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The 5 biggest 'Mockingjay 2' book-to-movie changes

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:24

Book fans may have some thoughts about the movie's ending.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.'

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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: David Hare’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:18
Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper,” and Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.”

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Enjoy a romance before holiday madness starts

USAToday Books - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:00

What better time than now to sit back with a new romance and relax a bit?

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ArtsBeat: Winnie-the-Pooh’s Skull: Relic of Inspirational Bear Goes on Display

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:31
The skull of Winnipeg, the bear that inspired “Winnie-the-Pooh,” has gone on display in London.

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The Shortlist: Faction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:32
New novels include roles for Friedrich Engels, Alice James and Mark Twain.

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Author’s Note: Aural Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Audio recordings of erotic fiction are a booming business.

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