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Carol Muske-Dukes opens her eighth collection of poems with a vision of life seen all the more radiant for its closeness to death.

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There is no question that Robin, the new biography by culture reporter David Itzkoff, is comprehensive and well researched, a tour de force about the life of comedian Robin Williams.

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"Hollywood makes movies about battles, helicopters, and daring escapes in the Vietnam War.

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It bears repeating that personal accounts and oral histories are important for a variety of reasons.

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In her 1883 poem “The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus gave the Statue of Liberty a voice and gave her a stance toward the world’s refugees that puts our own to shame: welcoming unreservedl

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It’s often said there’s something “ineffable” about the nature of one’s mind on LSD, magic mushrooms, or other psychedelic plants or drugs.

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“reaffirms the reality of international politics that no resolution is ever permanent; no victory is ever final.”

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Why did Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant explode on April 26, 1986? Was it operator error? Was it a design flaw? Should we look deeper into the Soviet system for the cause?

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The photographs are instantly recognizable, the name is not. Harry Benson, CBE, has created a vast repertoire of iconic images many will remember. Mr.

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Laura Jacobs’ Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Dance delves into the lasting appeal of classical ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and, of course,

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T. J. English’s newest look at the American criminal underworld, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban Underworld, has a unique genesis.

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In 1947 in the journal Foreign Affairs, George F.

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In one of the early chapters of this handsome book—as visual and colorful as a magical mystery tour—the authors have a double-page spread titled “Before the Beatles.” It details all the different b

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Anyone who has ever set foot in the Parisian bistros Allard, Benoit, and Aux Lyonnais will recognize many of the dishes in Bistro: Classic French Comfort Food.

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The American Civil War (1861–1865) falls between the two most hideous Supreme Court decisions related to race relations. In 1857, just before the Civil war started, Dred Scott v.

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“Globalism contains the seeds of its own destruction.

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Camille Seaman is a photographer who has traveled the world, photographed the arctic and its wildlife, and brought home the plight of melting polar regions and climate change.

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“this book should become a fixture in the library of any baseball player or coach.”

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Brenda Hillman has never gone gentle into any good night. She’s been a firebrand, especially in the last two decades, flying to Washington D.C.

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For weal or woe, many names stand out in the history of our revolution against Great Britain: Nathan Hale, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Ethan Allen, for example.

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Keep the Days tells the histories of these Civil War works as individual lives, social history, and literature, not as chronicles of battles, god

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This is the fifth of a series, the previous four of which have been reviewed here at NYJB, by these two authors who usually find a unique way of presenting the subject at hand even though other wri

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“There are three ways of influencing a person: blackmail, vodka, or the threat of murder.”  This view, attributed here to Vladimir Putin, casts a penumbra over the entire book.

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As Queen Elizabeth I’s 50-year reign over England entered its latter years, a controversial and gifted playwright entered the theater scene and dove head first into the social causes, psychological

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Paul Simon: The Life is not an autobiography but it might as well be. Simon sat for more than 100 hours of interviews with respected writer Robert Hilburn and made it possible for Hilburn

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