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Ron Robin’s “The Cold World They Made” is a provocative examination of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, whose views influenced policy makers in the 1950s.
Michael McCarthy’s “The Moth Snowstorm” is a plea to support conservation lest we endanger our own primordial pleasure.
Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” focuses on Marx the man, not the ideologue.
Is it a good thing for a novel to stimulate our emotions? Montaigne, Brecht and others thought not.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Bryan Cranston, whose memoir is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has a sense of humor about his fame: “It’s a little . . . odd to have your face tattooed on someone’s backside.”
New York Review Books Classics is hoping to restore the English novelist’s visibility for good.
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Power at Ground Zero,” books about black Republicans and more.
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times.
The author of “The Happiness Project” says she “can’t bear any book with the theme of unjust accusation — no ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ or ‘Othello’ for me.”
In “The Voices Within,” Charles Fernyhough explores the chatter in your head.
New books by David Arnold, Laure Eve, Lauren Oliver and Kenneth Oppel.
All children lie. But when they do so in the service of a good story, aren’t they just budding writers?
In “American Ulysses,” Ronald C. White focuses on Grant’s virtues instead of his flaws.
Emily Witt’s “Future Sex” is a young woman’s report on an experiment with alternative sexuality.
Steve Sem-Sandberg’s “The Chosen Ones” tells the story of a hospital in Nazi Vienna where 800 children were murdered.
Francine Prose’s new novel, “Mister Monkey,” is about a group of characters involved in an off-off-off-off Broadway production.
In Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” Jones is pregnant but isn’t sure of the father.
Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich’s new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on his new memoir, “Darling Days.”
Four girls, all named Guinevere, plot a breakout from the convent they involuntarily call home in Sarah Domet’s “The Guineveres.”