Book Reviews

‘The Nazis Next Door,’ by Eric Lichtblau

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
How did America become a postwar haven for Nazis?
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‘Death of a King,’ by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
A recounting of Martin Luther King Jr.’s difficult final year.
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‘The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science,’ by Armand Marie Leroi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Recovering Aristotle as a scientist who explored and cataloged the Mediterranean’s natural world.
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The Shortlist: Julie Schumacher's 'Dear Committee Members,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
New books by Julie Schumacher, Cathie Pelletier, Stuart Rojstaczer and Jonathan Coe.
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Crime: Michael Connelly’s ‘Burning Room,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
In Michael Connelly’s “The Burning Room,” Harry Bosch tries to impart wisdom to his new partner.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
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‘Village of Secrets,’ by Caroline Moorehead

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Resistance in a provincial French town helped save thousands.
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Eliza Robertson’s ‘Wallflowers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
The stories in “Wallflowers,” Eliza Robertson’s debut collection, portray people surviving loss and heartbreak in a world full of uncanny moments.
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Edward J. Larson’s ‘The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
In 1787, George Washington again rode to the nation’s rescue.
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Matt Bai’s ‘All the Truth Is Out,’ About Gary Hart

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Matt Bai sees the implosion of Gary Hart’s second presidential campaign as a watershed in American politics.
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Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘F’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Deserted by their enigmatic father, three brothers struggle to find themselves in Daniel Kehlmann’s tragicomedy.
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‘Florence Gordon,’ by Brian Morton

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Brian Morton’s heroine is a feisty aging feminist.
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ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:08
New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.






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‘Lincoln and the Power of the Press,’ by Harold Holzer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:50
Lincoln dealt shrewdly with the publishers and editors of politically powerful 19th-century newspapers.
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‘Gay Berlin,’ by Robert Beachy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:50
From the mid-19th century through the 1930s, gay people were at home in Berlin.
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Peter ­Schneider’s ‘Berlin Now’ and Rory MacLean’s ‘Berlin’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:50
Two books about Berlin, past and present, explore its dualities of sex and violence, freedom and fascism.
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Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:14
In Michel Faber’s novel, a pastor heads off to take up a new ministry on another planet.
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Open Book: Born to Read

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:07
Bruce Springsteen has increasingly become the subject of popular and scholarly literature.
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Letters: ‘The Sense of Style’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:06
Readers respond to recent reviews of Steven Pinker’s “The Sense of Style,” Ann Patchett’s “This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage” and more.
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Bruce Springsteen: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:00
The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”






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