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  • Every Man in This Village Is a Liar

    Every Man in This Village Is a Liar

    Journalist Megan K. Stack peers into the lives of ordinary Middle Easterners caught between despotic rulers, the dream of freedom, and American foreign policy.

  • Merchants of Doubt

    Merchants of Doubt

    How “scientific” misinformation campaigns sold untruths to consumers.

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows

    Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?

  • Classic review: My Father's Paradise

    Classic review: My Father's Paradise

    A journalist grows closer to his Iraqi-born father as they journey together to Kurdistan to explore their family roots.

  • Priceless

    Priceless

    The founder of the FBI’s art crime team writes of his life undercover in search of stolen art.

  • Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

    Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

    Dalrymple follows nine Indian devotees as they cling to what’s left of their spiritual traditions.

  • The Icarus Syndrome

    The Icarus Syndrome

    How hubris – in various shapes and forms – played a role in America’s decision to go to war in Iraq.

  • The Imperfectionists

    The Imperfectionists

    The newspaper these characters work for is dying. At least they get to live in Rome.

  • Without a Paddle

    Without a Paddle

    How a grueling kayak race helped heal a bruised ex-husband.

  • Classic review: The Perfect Storm

    Classic review: The Perfect Storm

    Sebastian Junger's nonfiction account of the lives and deaths of the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail serves as an homage to the awesome power of weather.

  • Wednesday Comics

    Wednesday Comics

    This collection of new comic art done in classic Sunday comic style is a winner.

  • Empire of the Summer Moon

    Empire of the Summer Moon

    The remarkable life of Quanah Parker – half Commanche, half white – provides a backdrop for astounding tales of hardscrabble and bloody life on the Texas frontier.

  • The Most Dangerous Place

    The Most Dangerous Place

    A reporter explores Pakistan’s border region and argues that it holds the key to a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan.

  • Bonobo Handshake

    Bonobo Handshake

    Researcher Vanessa Woods shares a tale about a species that can teach all of us a thing or two about peace.

  • The Price of Stones

    The Price of Stones

    A Ugandan vows to open a school for the AIDs orphans of his village.

  • The Facebook Effect

    The Facebook Effect

    Facebook may know more about you than your government does.

  • Classic review: The Perfect Summer

    Classic review: The Perfect Summer

    Calling all Anglophiles: This glimpse of a splendid moment in Edwardian history makes perfect summer reading.

  • The Marrowbone Marble Company

    The Marrowbone Marble Company

    How an idealistic GI – newly home from World War II – found his calling making marbles and fighting racism.

  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    This biography of LBJ is the latest in the well-received American Presidents Series.

  • Countdown

    Countdown

    A 12-year-old faces down the Cuban Missile Crisis in this highly appealing coming-of-age story for middle-school-age readers.