We’re So Exceptional

David Scheffer’s personal history of the 1990s war crimes tribunals

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals

by David Scheffer

A Master in the Shadows

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904–1965)

an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, October 16, 2011–January 8, 2012, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, January 30–April 29, 2012

The Reporter Who Knew

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

by Anthony Shadid

They’re the Top

On Fred and Adele Astaire

Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

by Todd Decker

The Astaires: Fred and Adele

by Kathleen Riley

Blood Sport Beneath the City

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

Tony Judt: The Right Questions

Thinking the Twentieth Century

by Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder

The Terrors of the Woman President

Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘Mudwoman’


by Joyce Carol Oates

The Gay Path Through the Courts

Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas

by Dale Carpenter

The Heads of His Enemies

At Last

by Edward St. Aubyn

The Patrick Melrose Novels

by Edward St. Aubyn

Science on the Rampage

Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything

by Margaret Wertheim

Can They Ever Make a Deal?

Side by Side: Parallel Narratives of Israel-Palestine

by Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, and Eyal Naveh

Who Is Peter Pan?

The many and varied manifestations of the boy who wouldn’t grow up

The Annotated Peter Pan

by J.M. Barrie, edited with an introduction and notes by Maria Tatar

Out of Contact

In search of the Amazon’s remote tribes

The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes

by Scott Wallace

Smiley Wins Again

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

a film directed by Tomas Alfredson

The Heart of the Obsession

The Man Within My Head

by Pico Iyer

A Struggle with the Police & the Law

A young lawyer’s struggle to overturn the result of a flawed trial

The Rape Case: A Young Lawyer’s Struggle for Justice in the 1950s

by Irving Morris

Apocalypse Then

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

by Elaine Pagels

The Vigilantes of Vermont

In 1777 Vermonters declared themselves citizens of an independent republic and ratified one of the most liberal, egalitarian constitutions in American history. How did a populist movement led by a violent, charismatic figure give birth to a stable democratic society?

Ethan Allen: His Life and Times

by Willard Sterne Randall

Bold When It Counted

The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the ’50s, New York in the ’60s: A Memoir of Publishing’s Golden Age

by Richard Seaver, edited by Jeannette Seaver

How Millions Have Been Dying in the Congo

Jason K. Stearns’s ‘Dancing in the Glory of Monsters’

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa

by Jason K. Stearns

The Mysterious End of the Soviet Union

The Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev, 1991, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 345

translated from the Russian by Anna Melyakova and edited by Svetlana Savranskaya

Delo GKChP [The Case of the State Committee on a State of Emergency]

by Valentin Varennikov

Chekhov: Behind the Charm

Anton Chekhov: A Brother’s Memoir

by Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper

Memories of Chekhov: Accounts of the Writer from his Family, Friends and Contemporaries

edited and translated from the Russian by Peter Sekirin

Whither China?

The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World

by Michael Spence

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