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The history of white poverty in America takes in race and class, stereotype and exploitation.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Fiction can remind us . . . that the players in politics are first human beings.”
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.
Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
Walter Mosley’s mellow private eye, Easy Rawlins, is back in “Charcoal Joe.”
How the war on terror fuels its own continuance.
A look back at books that have attempted to tell the story of populism in the United States.
A history of white resentment of blacks since the Civil War.
An economist argues that civilization’s rise hangs on the power of finance.
Bobby Brown’s memoir, at No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. And dance moves: “Break dancing, pop locking — man, I was unbelievable.”
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to a recent review of Paul Tough’s “Helping Children Succeed” and more.
A novel explores questions vital to our national discourse around Islam.
New books by Elizabeth J. Church, Tracy Barone, Tracy Farr and Miroslav Penkov.
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”