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‘William Wells Brown,’ by Ezra Greenspan

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:04
Born into slavery, William Wells Brown escaped to freedom and reinvented himself as an author, lecturer and doctor.
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‘On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller,’ by Richard Norton Smith

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:03
Nelson Rockefeller, the subject of a new biography, was a big-government, big-spending liberal — and a Republican.
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‘More Awesome Than Money,’ by Jim Dwyer

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:03
Four university students tried to create a nonprofit, privacy-protected alternative to Facebook.
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The Shortlist: Ian Leslie's 'Curious,' and More

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:02
New books by Ian Leslie, Daniel J. Levitin, Judy Wajcman and Michael Harris.
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Letters: ‘Uncommon Woman’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:02
Readers respond to recent reviews of Brian Morton’s “Florence Gordon,” Matt Bai’s “All the Truth Is Out” and more.
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Claire Prentice’s ‘Lost Tribe of Coney Island’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:01
In the early 1900s, an American huckster brought despair to a group of Filipino tribespeople.
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Daniel Bolger’s ‘Why We Lost’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:01
In “Why We Lost,” Daniel Bolger says abysmal generalship doomed American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Inside the List

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:57
John Cleese, whose memoir “So, Anyway. . .” is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once wrote to a fan: “I am very very very very very very important.”
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:55
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:47
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Open Book: His Own Man

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:28
Richard Ford has said it was “never my intention” to make the character Frank Bascombe an Everyman.
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Richard Ford’s ‘Let Me Be Frank With You’

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:28
Richard Ford’s aging Everyman surveys his life, and the battered New Jersey landscape, after Hurricane Sandy.
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‘Napoleon: A Life,’ by Andrew Roberts

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:52
The French emperor as soldier, statesman, intellectual and flawed visionary.
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‘The Invisible Front,’ by Yochi Dreazen

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:51
Through the story of one family, Yochi Dreazen examines the military’s response to rising numbers of post-Iraq and -Afghanistan suicides.
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‘Knife Fights,’ by John A. Nagl

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:48
John A. Nagl writes about his 20-year struggle to prod the Army into adapting to the modern reality of guerrilla war.
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Nuruddin Farah: By the Book

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:00
The author of “Hiding in Plain Sight” wasn’t much of a reader as a child: “Books were hard to come by . . . where I grew up, but also because there were no books for children in those days.”






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ArtsBeat: The Amazing Adventures of Ronson & Chabon

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:10
The novelist Michael Chabon has written lyrics for half the songs on Mark Ronson’s album “Uptown Special,” due in January.






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Bookends: Should the United States Declare Books an ‘Essential Good’?

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:00
Daniel Mendelsohn and Mohsin Hamid debate whether the United States should follow the French government’s lead.






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ArtsBeat: Museum Sues Sendak Estate Over Rare Books

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:32
The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has sued the estate of Maurice Sendak, claiming that the estate is withholding rare books that Sendak promised to the library.






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ArtsBeat: Book Offers a New Overview of Nick Drake

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:13
“Remembered for a While” is a compilation of essays and memorabilia edited by Gabrielle Drake, the singer’s sister, and Cally Callomon, the manager of his musical estate.






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