The Triumph of Roberto Bolaño


by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer

The Romantic Dogs

by Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Laura Healy

Mysteries of Siena

Renaissance Siena: Art for a City

an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, October 24, 2007–January 13, 2008

Becoming Susan Sontag

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947–1963

by Susan Sontag, edited by David Rieff

How Historic a Victory?

Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age

by Larry M. Bartels

Red, Blue, and Purple America: The Future of Election Demographics

edited by Ruy Teixeira

Cruising with Caesar

Julius Caesar may be the most famous Roman who ever lived, but despite this familiarity—or perhaps because of it—there remains enormous debate not just about the details of his career, but about the big picture too.

Caesar: A Life in Western Culture

by Maria Wyke.

Julius Caesar

by Philip Freeman

Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

by Denis Feeney

An Asian Star Is Born

The China Lover

by Ian Buruma

The War We Don’t Want to See

War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003–2007

edited by Shawn Christian Nessen, Dave Edmond Lounsbury, and Stephen P. Hetz, with a foreword by Bob Woodruff

Generation Kill

a miniseries written and produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, based on the book by Evan Wright

Baghdad ER

a film directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery

a film directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

The Forever War

by Dexter Filkins

A Lost World on the Map

Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest: An Interpretive Journey Through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2

edited by Davíd Carrasco and Scott Sessions

The Prodigious Pessimist

The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

edited by Jay Parini

Seduced by Trains

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

by Paul Theroux

‘If Shakespeare Had Been Able to Google…’

Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory

by Roy Blount Jr.

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

by Ammon Shea

The First English Dictionary, 1604

by Robert Cawdrey, with an introduction by John Simpson

The Unknown Women of India

Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India

by Margaret MacMillan

Sex and the Family in Colonial India: The Making of Empire

by Durba Ghosh

‘Everything Is a Mystery’

How to Be Perfect

by Ron Padgett

Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976–2006

by Ellen Bryant Voigt

Do Schools Have to Be Boring?


by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor

The Open Classroom: A Practical Guide to a New Way of Teaching

by Herbert R. Kohl

Social Design: Creating Buildings with People in Mind

by Robert Sommer

Big Box Reuse

by Julia Christensen

Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory

by Jonathan Zimmerman

Children's Spaces

edited by Mark Dudek

Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and Other Boneheaded Bureaucrats Are Turning America into a Nation of Children

by David Harsanyi

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