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Who Is Barack Obama?

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

by David Remnick


In a Fantastic, Lost World

The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 1–May 23, 2010; the Saint Louis Art Museum, June 20–September 6, 2010; the Dallas Museum of Art, October 3, 2010–January 2, 2011; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, January 23–April 17,

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 8, 2008–February 8, 2009; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 2–June 13, 2010.


Our Giant Banking Crisis—What to Expect

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

World Economic Outlook, April 2009: Crisis and Recovery

by the International Monetary Fund

World Economic Outlook, October 2009: Sustaining the Recovery

by the International Monetary Fund


How to Save the Schools

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

by Diane Ravitch


They Fled from Our War

Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East

by Deborah Amos


The Artist Behind the Blur

Miroslav Tichý

an exhibition at the International Center of Photography, New York City, January 29–May 9, 2010


Paris: Notes from Underground

The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon

by Robert Darnton


Nukes for Sale

Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America's Enemies

by David Albright


The Poet’s Head on a Platter

Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry

selected and translated from the Russian by Vladimir Nabokov, edited by Brian Boyd and Stanislav Shvabrin, and with an introduction by Brian Boyd


An American Passion Revealed

Fruits and Plains: The Horticultural Transformation of America

by Philip J. Pauly


The Supreme Aristocrat on Trial

The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby, Volume 1: Ascent, 1799–1851

By Angus Hawkins

The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby, Volume 2: Achievement, 1851–1869

By Angus Hawkins


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