Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A New Biography of Hitler Separates the Man From the Myths

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:05
In “Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939,” Volker Ullrich focuses on Hitler the man.
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Nonfiction: Streets of Laredo: How 2 American Teenagers Became Assassins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
Dan Slater’s “Wolf Boys” is about how American teenagers trained by a Mexican drug cartel murdered on both sides of the border.
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Nonfiction: Sex, Booze and Jazz in 1920s Paris

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
Mary McAuliffe’s “When Paris Sizzled” is an excursion through the artistic city in the 1920s.
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Nonfiction: Beckett, ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover,’ ‘Tropic of Cancer’ — All Published by Barney Rosset

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
A memoir by the publisher Barney Rosset, who fought against censorship.
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Nonfiction: A Complicated Man: Tracy Kidder’s New Book on Paul English

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:02
The making of the serial software entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul English is told in Tracy Kidder’s “A Truck Full of Money.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Messy’ Proposes a Flexible Approach to Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:02
In “Messy,” Tim Harford writes about the power of ignoring rules and being flexible even when you don’t want to.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:01
“His Bloody Project,” a finalist for this year’s Man Booker Prize, makes masterly use of the narrative form to tell a horrifying tale.
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The Shortlist: Female Protagonists

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:01
New books by Louise Miller, Caroline Angell, Jane L. Rosen and Sally Thorne.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:01
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose anthology “My Own Words” is No. 12 in hardcover nonfiction, has something in common with Notorious B.I.G.
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Open Book: Waiting for the Mail

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:00
“Dear Mr. Beckett” collects letters from Barney Rosset, the publisher of Grove Press, to Samuel Beckett.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:00
Readers respond to recent reviews of Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” and James Gleick’s “Time Travel.”
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Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize draws mixed reviews

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 20:23

It ain't him, babe.

        
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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 20:21

He won the prize for creating "new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 17:29
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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7 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:46
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Elton John to write of 'crazy life' in memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 10:02

The flamboyant singer/songwriter has an autobiography planned for 2019.

        
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Reese Witherspoon is writing a lifestyle book

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 09:07

The actress and book lover expands her brand and celebrates the South.

        
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Nonfiction: Ngugi wa Thiong’o on Starting Out as a Writer

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 03:00
A Kenyan considers his early years as a student and writer.
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Nonfiction: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Close Relationship With the Journalist Lorena Hickok

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 03:00
The intimacy between Roosevelt and Hickok is recounted in Susan Quinn’s “Eleanor and Hick.”
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Fiction: Kurt Andersen Praises Jonathan Lethem’s New Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 03:00
Jonathan Lethem’s “A Gambler’s Anatomy” features high-stakes backgammon, murky conspiracies, and a not-quite-hard-boiled hero and the shady women he finds irresistible.
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