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Václav Havel (1936–2011)

A modest, complex, and courageous man

The Wrong Leonardo?

An unprecedented opportunity to view two versions of ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’

Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, November 9, 2011–February 5, 2012


The Republican Nightmare

The return of Newt Gingrich

To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine

by Newt Gingrich with Joe DeSantis


The Mother Courage of Rock

Patti Smith: Camera Solo

an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, October 21, 2011–February 19, 2012

Woolgathering

by Patti Smith

Auguries of Innocence

by Patti Smith

Just Kids

by Patti Smith

Patti Smith 1969–1976

photographs by Judy Linn, with an afterword by Patti Smith

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

by Will Hermes

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‘The Central Event of Our Past’: Still Murky

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

by David W. Blight


A Different Kind of Delirium

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

by Don DeLillo


Our Secret American Security State

Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State

by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin

Intelligence and US Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform

by Paul R. Pillar

Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda

by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker


Afghanistan: The Best Way to Peace

Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979–89

by Rodric Braithwaite

A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan

by Artemy M. Kalinovsky

Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan

by Edward Girardet

Ghosts of Afghanistan: Hard Truths and Foreign Myths

by Jonathan Steele

The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers

by Peter Tomsen

Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity

by Riaz Mohammad Khan

Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

US Department of Defense

Decoding the New Taliban: Insights from the Afghan Field

edited by Antonio Giustozzi

An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban/Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan, 1970–2010

by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn

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On the Minds of the Whales

The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century

by D. Graham Burnett

The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives

by Diana Reiss


The Most Terrible of Hitler’s Creatures

Heinrich Himmler

by Peter Longerich, translated from the German by Jeremy Noakes and Lesley Sharpe

Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich

by Robert Gerw


The Book From Which Our Literature Springs

Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible

by Robert Alter

The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes

translated from the Hebrew and with commentary by Robert Alter

The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book

by Timothy Beal

The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible

by Harold Bloom

Bible: The Story of the King James Version, 1611–2011

by Gordon Campbell

The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations

edited by Bart D. Ehrman and Zlatko Pleše

On Eagles' Wings: The King James Bible Turns 400

edited by Liana Lupas

Manifold Greatness: The Making of the King James Bible

edited by Helen Moore and Julian Reid

Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

by David Teems

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What Future for Occupy Wall Street?

As the movement enters its fifth month, where is it headed?

Latin America: The Battleground of Art

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 6, 2011–January 29, 2012, and the Museo Nacional de Historia, Mexico City, July 6–October 7, 2012

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

edited by Ilona Katzew


He Told the Truth About China’s Tyranny

No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems

by Liu Xiaobo, edited by Perry Link, Tienchi Martin-Liao, and Liu Xia, and with a foreword by Václav Havel

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