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  • Tears of a Clown

    Tears of a Clown

    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank examines the media and political phenomenon that is Glenn Beck.

  • Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Two journalists examine the life and legacy of William Brennan, the liberal Supreme Court justice who left his mark on the US Constitution.

  • Obama's Wars

    Obama's Wars

    More than anything else, "Obama's Wars" – Bob Woodward's latest must-read political tome – is a study in leadership and management style.

  • Bob Dylan in America

    Bob Dylan in America

    Bob Dylan was not so much a sponge as an alchemist, taking common materials and creating new art.

  • A Privilege to Die

    A Privilege to Die

    Twenty-eight years after its inception, why is Hezbollah the Middle East’s most formidable extra-state actor?

  • Bloody Crimes

    Bloody Crimes

    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis: Two journeys, two martyrs in the aftermath of the Civil War.

  • My Nuclear Family

    My Nuclear Family

    What does it mean to serve in the US military today? A former lieutenant in the Nuclear Submarine Service shares his story.

  • The Grace of Silence

    The Grace of Silence

    NPR radio host Michele Norris raises questions of race as she explores the secrets kept by her Midwestern family.

  • Classic review: Paul Newman: A Life

    Classic review: Paul Newman: A Life

    An enduring portrait of one of America's most beloved actors.

  • The Complete Peanuts 1977-1978

    The Complete Peanuts 1977-1978

    Snoopy and Woodstock – plus plenty of 1970s cultural trivia – make "The Complete Peanuts 1977-1978" a delight.

  •  Earth (The Book)

    Earth (The Book)

    On TV, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show staff are a riot. But in this book – not so much.

  • The Postcatastrophe Economy

    The Postcatastrophe Economy

    Macroeconomic sage Eric Janszen makes a case that the same forces that caused the last economic crash will cause the next one too.

  • Yellow Dirt

    Yellow Dirt

    A reporter uncovers the heartbreaking story of the uranium mining that poisoned Navajo lands and people.

  • Listen to This

    Listen to This

    From Radiohead to Brahms, New Yorker music critic Alex Ross writes gracefully and thoughtfully about music.

  • Classic review: Tepper Isn't Going Out

    Classic review: Tepper Isn't Going Out

    Calvin Trillin serves up a novel "as deightful as finding a free spot in Time Square."

  • The Lost Dogs

    The Lost Dogs

    Afraid of pit bulls? Here’s the book that will change your mind.

  • Winner-Take-All Politics

    Winner-Take-All Politics

    Why do the rich get richer? These authors blame the Republicans.

  • The Chosen Peoples

    The Chosen Peoples

    What are the responsibilities of a ‘chosen’ people?

  • Journey: My Political Life

    Journey: My Political Life

    Tony Blair’s engaging memoir lauds George W. Bush and defends the difficult decisions that politicians must make.

  • Let the Swords Encircle Me

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

    Monitor correspondent Scott Peterson offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Iran.

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