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The Day of the Android

Prometheus

a film directed by Ridley Scott


A Bigger Victory Than We Knew

The US has finally satisfied a fundamental requirement of political decency

The Moment of Moroni

A painter whose portraits have a bluntness with few precedents in Italian painting

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, May 15–September 3, 2012


Obama Abroad: The Report Card

Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

by David E. Sanger

The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power

by James Mann


The Master of Hate

Enemies: A History of the FBI

by Tim Weiner


Egypt: The Hidden Truth

Government ministries keep going even when they no longer exist

How the House Really Works

Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the US House of Representatives

by Robert Draper


The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens: A Life

by Claire Tomalin

Charles Dickens: A Life (Waterstone's Special Edition)

by Claire Tomalin, with an appendix of selected letters by Dickens


A Crass and Consequential Error

‘Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup’

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup

by Christopher de Bellaigue


Grief, Rage, Cognac, and a Computer

‘The Chemistry of Tears’ by Peter Carey

The Chemistry of Tears

by Peter Carey


An Irish Genius in New York

DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark, Famine

by Tom Murphy, directed by Garry Hynes


Young Barry Wins

David Maraniss’s ‘Barack Obama: The Story’

Barack Obama: The Story

by David Maraniss


In the Court of a Monster

Bring Up the Bodies

by Hilary Mantel


Dürer and Renoir

Der frühe Dürer [The Early Dürer]

an exhibition at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, May 24–September 2, 2012

Renoir. Zwischen Bohème und Bourgeoisie: Die frühen Jahre [Renoir. Between Bohemia and the Bourgeoisie: The Early Years]

an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, April 1–August 12, 2012


The Left vs. the Liberals

Michael Kazin’s ‘American Dreamers’

American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation

by Michael Kazin


‘Burnt with Frost’

The Art of Robert Frost

by Tim Kendall


Where Money & Markets Don’t Belong

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

by Michael J. Sandel


Do They See Through the Murk?

Waiting for Sunrise

by William Boyd

Traveler of the Century

by Andrés Neuman, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia


In the Cauldron

Eichmann’s Jews: The Jewish Administration of Holocaust Vienna, 1938–1945

by Doron Rabinovici, translated from the German by Nick Somers

The Nazi, The Painter and the Forgotten Story of the SS Road

by G.H. Bennett

We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

by Ellen Cassedy


A Very Lush Garland of Writers

Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives

by John Sutherland


Lessons from Afghanistan

The Dark Defile: Britain’s Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838–1842

by Diana Preston


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