Book Reviews

Michael Herr, writer of 'Dispatches' and 'Full Metal Jacket,' dies at 76

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:18

'Dispatches' author's work was also used in Vietnam War classic 'Apocalypse Now.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Once Upon a Cop,' a memoir.

        
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Looking for a relaxing read? Romances rule

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:03

Check out some of the new romances that were featured on Happy Ever After this week.

        
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Insider Podcasts: How Does the Book Review Treat Books by Authors From the Times? Carefully

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:24
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:22
Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:32
Walter Mosley’s mellow private eye, Easy Rawlins, is back in “Charcoal Joe.”
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Nonfiction: Why the War on Terror May Never End

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:20
How the war on terror fuels its own continuance.
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Open Book: Populism’s Origin Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:19
A look back at books that have attempted to tell the story of populism in the United States.
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Nonfiction: Why Are Whites So Angry?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
A history of white resentment of blacks since the Civil War.
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Nonfiction: Finance Is the Master Technology — and It’s Funded the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
An economist argues that civilization’s rise hangs on the power of finance.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:58
Bobby Brown’s memoir, at No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. And dance moves: “Break dancing, pop locking — man, I was unbelievable.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Readers respond to a recent review of Paul Tough’s “Helping Children Succeed” and more.
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Fiction: In a New Novel, a Secular Muslim American Rejects the Burden of Labels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:56
A novel explores questions vital to our national discourse around Islam.
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The Shortlist: First Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:50
New books by Elizabeth J. Church, Tracy Barone, Tracy Farr and Miroslav Penkov.
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Nonfiction: Calvin Trillin Looks Back on 50 Years Covering Black Life in America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:48
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
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Two books about Hamilton get Tonys boost

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:10

Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton bio is in USA TODAY's Top 10.

        
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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Celebrity book club: Summer reads

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 17:04

What our favorite celebrity bookworms are reading and recommending this summer.

        
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