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Steven Hahn’s “A Nation Without Borders” identifies conquest at home and abroad as a major theme in our history.
“Brave New Weed,” by Joe Dolce, is a loving rethink of the care and consumption of marijuana.
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
The author of “Wonderland” says that for a long period, he concentrated on science and technology. “But right around when I turned 40, I found myself needing the companionship of novels.”
“Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams” is a timely biography, though its subject died nearly 64 years ago.
In “Writing to Save a Life,” John Edgar Wideman tells the tragic story of a forgotten father.
Readers react to a recent essay by Calvin Trillin and more.
New York’s history, languages and people are communicated through maps in “Nonstop Metropolis,” edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
In “Rest,” Alex Soojung-Kim Pang explains that quality downtime is crucial to productivity and fulfillment.
Editors at the Book Review talk about the year’s best books; Stefan Hertmans talks about “War and Turpentine”; and Ian McGuire discusses “The North Water.”
Reclaiming the short fiction of Kathleen Collins.
In “Genghis Khan and the Quest for God,” the anthropologist Jack Weatherford argues that the separation of church and state is, at its root, a Mongol notion.
Robert Gerwarth’s “The Vanquished” is about the continuing conflict in the years following the end of World War I.
“The Fall of the House of Wilde,” by Emer O’Sullivan, asks if Oscar’s apple fell far from the family tree.
David Sax’s “The Revenge of Analog” is about how digital and analog can get along.
Seminal works by Camus and Mallarmé receive full-length treatments in Alice Kaplan’s “Looking for ‘The Stranger’” and R. Howard Bloch’s “One Toss of the Dice.”
In “A Life Discarded,” the biographer Alexander Masters sets out to learn who wrote scores of journals found in a trash bin.
“Stand Tall,” written by Dewey Bozella with Tamara Jones, is the memoir of a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder.
Brendan King’s biography of the British novelist Beryl Bainbridge, whose life was full of romantic drama.
Alex Beam’s amusing “The Feud” tells the story of how a literary friendship ended over a translation of Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin.”