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Convertito

Who would believe that in Fascist Italy, a group of several dozen Catholic peasants would spontaneously decide to convert to Judaism; that they would

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Not in Moderation

Partisanship is almost always just beneath the surface of most writing about the Middle East. Gilbert Achcar’s book is no exception.

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The Monster

A famine is frightful thing to contemplate, not least because we have the ability to contemplate it. If you have not experienced war, the veteran info

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The Four Tops

The scorpions in the title of Noah Feldman’s book are four Supreme Court justices appointed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt between 1937 and 1941. They

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Richard Overy's ingenious and enthralling book, 1939: Countdown to War, is short but detailed, and it covers no more than the days from August 24 to S

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The Chroniclers

In assembling his composite portrait of the last century, Robert Fox aimed at the “magical effect of giving the reader the sensation of being there at

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A Tumultuous Time

Any reader who invests the time and money to read the book, or read in it, will find it very rewarding—and not just because of the wealth of informati

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The Man

The batture is Oliver Houck’s literary diving board, a jumping-off point for droll and poignant ruminations about life and Louisiana—its sorry history

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In 1875, soon after an Army expedition led by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong discovered gold in the Black Hills, the United States sought to clea

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Paul Nitze’s grandson has written a dual biography of George Kennan ('the dove') and Nitze ('the hawk'), which aims to illustrate how the United State

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