E.M. Forster, Middle Manager

The BBC Talks of E.M. Forster, 1929–1960

edited by Mary Lago, Linda K. Hughes, and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, with a foreword by P.N. Furbank

Splendid Lies

In the century and half since Turner’s death in 1851, evolving taste has reversed the debate over his merits.

J.M.W. Turner

an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 1, 2007–January 6, 2008; the Dallas Museum of Art, February 10–May 18, 2008; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 24–September 21, 2008


For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond

For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond

by Ben Macintyre

Devil May Care

by Sebastian Faulks, writing as Ian Fleming

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

by Ben Macintyre

ZigZag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman

by Nicholas Booth

The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA

by Tod Hoffman

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The Other North Korea

Jia: A Novel of North Korea

by Hyejin Kim

North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea

by Andrei Lankov

A Corpse in the Koryo

by James Church

Hidden Moon

by James Church

Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country

by Mike Kim

Walking on Water


by Tim Winton

China: Humiliation & the Olympics

Dark Matter

a film directed by Chen Shi-Zheng

Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895–2008

by Xu Guoqi

China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society

by Daniel A. Bell

China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy

by Peter Hays Gries

China's Great Leap: The Beijing Olympic Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges

Edited by Minky Worden, with an introduction by Nicholas Kristof

Rembrandt—The Jewish Connection?

Rembrandt's Jews

by Steven Nadler

De "joodse" Rembrandt: De mythe ontrafeld [The "Jewish" Rembrandt: The Myth Revealed]

an exhibition at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, November 10, 2006–February 4, 2007.

Rembrandt in de propaganda 1940–1945

The Devastation of Iraq’s Past

Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq's Past

an exhibition at the Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago, April 10-December 31, 2008.

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq

edited by Peter G. Stone and Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly

Antiquities Under Siege: Cultural Heritage Protection After the Iraq War

edited by Lawrence Rothfield

Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq

by Patrick Cockburn

Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq

by Magnus T. Bernhardsson

The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Epic of Gilgamesh

by David Damrosch

American Hostage

by Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton

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The Passions of Joseph Needham

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

by Simon Winchester

The Treasure Hunter

Books: A Memoir

by Larry McMurtry

The Strange History of Birth Control

Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population

by Matthew Connelly

Reproducing Inequities: Poverty and the Politics of Population in Haiti

by M. Catherine Maternowska, with a foreword by Paul Farmer

The Democrats & National Security

Us vs. Them: How a Half Century of Conservatism Has Undermined America's Security

by J. Peter Scoblic

Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats

by Matthew Yglesias

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