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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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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Empire of Sin’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:02
Gary Krist discusses “Empire of Sin” and Maria Russo talks about this week’s Children’s Books section.






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Children's Books: ‘In Real Life,’ by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A teenager joins an all-female online group and is given a troubling assignment with real-world repercussions.
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Children's Books: ‘The Doubt Factory’ and ‘Love Is the Drug’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two young adult thrillers exploit the conventions of genre to offer head-on critiques of today’s political landscape.
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‘How Google Works,’ by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two technology executives explain the business methods behind Google’s groundbreaking success.
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Children's Books: ‘Afterworlds,’ by Scott Westerfeld

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
This young adult novel’s 18-year-old protagonist is the author of her own young adult novel about life after death.
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Children's Books: ‘Ambassador’ and ‘Lowriders in Space’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Latino characters take readers on a journey into the cosmos in these middle-grade books.
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Johanna Skibsrud’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
From Washington to Paris, four interwoven characters grapple with guilt and injustice.
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Children's Books: Christopher Paul Curtis’s ‘Madman of Piney Woods’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In a small Canadian town in 1901, boys from very different backgrounds meet, bond and solve a mystery together.
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‘The Laughing Monsters,’ by Denis Johnson

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In Denis Johnson’s new novel, set in Africa, a spy and his ne’er-do-well friend plan to become rich by exploiting post-9/11 politics.
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Children's Books: ‘As an Oak Tree Grows,’ and More

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Three picture books appeal to children’s fascination with trees, providing information and flights of imagination.
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Author's Note: A Manual for Life

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The author credits the official guide of the Boy Scouts of America for his secondary education.
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Children's Books: ‘Arcady’s Goal,’ by Eugene Yelchin

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
For Eugene Yelchin’s young hero, athletic prowess becomes a means of surviving Stalinist oppression.
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Jane Smiley’s ‘Some Luck’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Jane Smiley’s novel, the first in a planned trilogy, follows an Iowa family over three transformative decades in America.
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