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  • Architects of Power

    Architects of Power

    How Roosevelt and Eisenhower transformed the United States into a global superpower.

  • Off the Grid

    Off the Grid

    Off-the-grid expert Nick Rosen offers a portrait of some of the Americans who have opted for freedom from the utility grid.

  • Classic review: Blake

    Classic review: Blake

    Peter Ackroyd's biography of William Blake is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the last great English religious poet to date.

  • The Madonnas of Echo Park

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

    This debut novel about the intersecting lives of Mexican-Americans in East Los Angeles deftly tackles questions of culture, belonging, and identity.

  • The Red Umbrella

    The Red Umbrella

    Inspired by stories she heard from her grandparents, Christina Diaz Gonzalez tells the story of a teen’s secret evacuation from Cuba in Operation Pedro Pan.

  • Dreaming in Chinese

    Dreaming in Chinese

    This memoir, history, and cultural study, is a treasure-trove of clever party-ready tidbits.

  • Let Our Fame Be Great

    Let Our Fame Be Great

    Journalist Oliver Bullough delivers a detailed, moving history of the too often overlooked people of the Caucasus.

  • The Party

    The Party

    China’s communist party: Light on ideology, heavy on control.

  • Touch Blue

    Touch Blue

    An urban foster kid adapts to life on a small Maine island in this terrific new middle-grade novel.

  • Reviews of ‘Blind Descent’ and ‘No Way Down’

    Reviews of ‘Blind Descent’ and ‘No Way Down’

    Inside the dangerous worlds of climbers and cavers.

  • Wildflower

    Wildflower

    Now in paperback, the story of Joan Root’s trajectory from documentarian to conservationist to murder victim makes a captivating summer read.

  • Prince Valiant: 1939-1940 (Vol. 2)

    Prince Valiant: 1939-1940 (Vol. 2)

    Prepare to be awed by the skill and swashbuckling of this comic collection.

  • The Fiddler in the Subway

    The Fiddler in the Subway

    This collection of features by Pulitzer prize winner Gene Weingarten confirms his reputation as one of the best.

  • Classic review: The Bean Trees

    Classic review: The Bean Trees

    Barbara Kingsolver gives readers a character to believe in and laugh with and admire.

  • Blackest Night

    Blackest Night

    The Black Lanterns are on the prowl in this highly anticipated comics collection.

  • Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

    Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

    How ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ helped to usher in the ’60s.

  • The Cookbook Collector

    The Cookbook Collector

    Allegra Goodman’s digital-age romance mixes a traditional story line with some intellectual oomph.

  • Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

    Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

    Journalist Thomas French takes a darkly humorous look at humans’ paradoxical drive to tame wild things.

  • Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

    Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

    BBC journalist Sam Miller offers a glimpse of the sprawling, maddening, addictive megacity that has become his home.

  • Faith Misplaced

    Faith Misplaced

    Evangelical missionaries were once leaders in creating a positive image of the US in the Arab world.

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