Books

The Striver
August 21, 2012

This book is both a lament for Bombay’s exploited beautiful things and a celebration of their steely independence.

Puff Piece
August 20, 2012

Smoke Signals is not the authoritative weed history you have been looking for, unless you need a mélange of anecdotes for your stoner lair.

Myths of Innocence and Guilt: The Fall of the American Adam
August 16, 2012

The new guilt is different. It is something congenital, inherent, intrinsic, collective, something possibly inexpiable, and probably ineradicable.

Palaces and Poverty
August 16, 2012

The vignettes Karen Elliott House House assembles offer a rare glimpse into a world that is normally closed to Western reporters.

Learning to Matter
August 15, 2012

Betsy Rosenthal's delightful book tells the story of her mother, Edith, who is “number four” in a family of twelve children.

Revolutionary Road
August 14, 2012

John Dramani Mahama, whose memoir My First Coup d’Etat shows an uncommon literary ambition, in late July became the new president of Ghana.

Welcome, Cassandra!
August 13, 2012

I Capture the Castle is the beloved but far too narrowly celebrated masterpiece of British writer Dodie Smith.

Fitly Spoken
August 09, 2012

Alexander Tsesis's loving history of the Declaration of Independence is profoundly Lincolnian in story and premise.

Class Act
August 08, 2012

Whither Opportunity? demonstrates that the nearly exclusive focus on the role of race in education is outdated.

Get Real
August 07, 2012

Sincerity is not one of those philosophy books that bursts into a self-help manual. Magill has written a dense and intriguing cultural history, teasin

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