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‘No Good Men Among the Living,’ by Anand Gopal

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:21
Through the lives of three Afghans, a journalist looks at American policy and the missed opportunities in the war in Afghanistan.






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‘The Wrong Enemy,’ by Carlotta Gall

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:21
An account of Pakistan’s role in the Afghanistan war, and an argument that the country’s intelligence service supports the Taliban.






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The Shortlist: ‘The Gardener of Versailles,’ by Alain Baraton, and More

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:20
New books by Alain Baraton, Ruth Kassinger, Carol Wall and Jeanne Nolan.






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‘Supreme Commander’ and ‘The Most Dangerous Man in America’

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:16
Two reappraisals of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, from the fall of the Philippines to the occupation of Japan.






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‘The Crusades of Cesar Chavez,’ by Miriam Pawel

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:16
In this biography, the labor leader Cesar Chavez emerges as a visionary yet tragically flawed figure.






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‘The Brunist Day of Wrath,’ by Robert Coover

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:15
A sequel to Robert Coover’s 1966 novel of a small-town cult.






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‘It’s Complicated,’ by Danah Boyd

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:15
A report on teenagers’ online lives portrays them as neither passive consumers nor pliant sex objects.






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‘Praying Drunk,’ by Kyle Minor

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:14
Thirteen stories of physical and spiritual struggle.






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‘In Paradise,’ by Peter Matthiessen

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:14
Peter Matthiessen’s novel about a Zen retreat at Auschwitz.






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‘Mount Terminus,’ by David Grand

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:14
The early days of the movie industry, told through the lives of an inventor and his two sons.






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‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant,’ by Zachary Lazar

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:10
A novel of spiritual discovery featuring Meyer Lansky, an American journalist and the murder of an Israeli poet.






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‘The Ogallala Road,’ by Julene Bair

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:09
A love affair unfolds and crisis hits a family farm on the high plains in Julene Bair’s memoir.






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‘Living With a Wild God,’ by Barbara Ehrenreich

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 09:57
An atheist applies her investigative skills to a mystical experience she had as a teenager.






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Open Book: Varieties of the Visible World

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 09:57
The mystical moments described in Barbara Ehrenreich’s new memoir would not have shocked William James.






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Letters: Another Look

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:27
Readers respond to a recent Visuals column and more.






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‘A Fighting Chance,’ by Elizabeth Warren

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:41
Senator Elizabeth Warren describes her life, her academic and political work, and her meteoric rise in the Democratic Party.






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‘Forcing the Spring,’ by Jo Becker

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:39
In “Forcing the Spring,” Jo Becker offers a fly-on-the-wall account of the challenge to California’s anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8.






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‘The Price of Silence,’ by William D. Cohan

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:34
An examination of the 2006 Duke lacrosse ordeal, and the dangerous balance between academics and college athletics.






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Matthew Weiner: By the Book

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:12
The creator of “Mad Men” cites the impact of John Cheever’s fiction on the show: “Cheever has a voice filled with irony and comedy and pain that, on some level, I’m always seeking to emulate.”






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ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:33
Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.
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