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The Civil War Pictures: True or False?

Photography and the American Civil War

an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, April 2–September 2, 2013; the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, September 27, 2013–January 5, 2014; and the New Orleans Museum of Art, January 31–May 4, 2014


Oppenheimer: The Shape of Genius

Ray Monk’s ‘Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center’

Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center

by Ray Monk


Amanda in Wonderland

Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir

by Amanda Knox


Equality and the Roberts Court: Four Decisions

United States v. Windsor
Hollingsworth v. Perry

two cases decided by the Supreme Court, June 26, 2013

Shelby County v. Holder

a case decided by the Supreme Court, June 25, 2013

Fisher v. University of Texas

a case decided by the Supreme Court, June 24, 2013


The Lost Novelist

Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns

by David Margolick


The Battle of Britten

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century

by Paul Kildea

Letters from a Life: The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, 1913–1976: Volume Six, 1966–1976

edited by Philip Reed and Mervyn Cooke

Britten’s Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction

by Heather Wiebe


The Court & the Right to Vote: A Dissent

How the Supreme Court got it wrong

Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy

by Gary May


Bend Sinister in Wales

Ten White Geese

by Gerbrand Bakker, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer


Obamacare: How It Should Be Fixed

Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—and How We Can Fix It

by David Goldhill

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

a special report by Steven Brill


The Art of the Phony

Forged: Why Fakes Are the Great Art of Our Age

by Jonathon Keats

Art Forgery: The History of a Modern Obsession

by Thierry Lenain

Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

by Ken Perenyi


A Prince of the Essay

The Wartime Journals

by Hugh Trevor-Roper, edited by Richard Davenport-Hines


A Utopia of Friends

Caleb Crain’s ‘Necessary Errors’

Necessary Errors

by Caleb Crain


The Art of Being Erich Fromm

The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love’s Prophet

by Lawrence J. Friedman, with assistance from Anke M. Schreiber


What Future for Israel?

Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Elliott Abrams

The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces Are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States

by Stuart E. Eizenstat

Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: The Two-State Imperative

by Asher Susser

Beyond the Two-State Solution: A Jewish Political Essay

by Yehouda Shenhav, translated from the Hebrew by Dimi Reider and Efrat Weiss


The Man Who Got It Right

‘The Hall of Uselessness’ by Simon Leys

The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays

by Simon Leys


A Poet Who Dares

Metaphysical Dog

by Frank Bidart


Why, and What, You Should Know About Central Asia

The Chinese Question in Central Asia: Domestic Order, Social Change and the Chinese Factor

by Marlène Laruelle and Sébastien Peyrouse

Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

by Alexander Cooley

Central Asia and Afghanistan: Insulation on the Silk Road, Between Eurasia and the Heart of Asia

a report by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia

by Philip Shishkin

China’s Central Asian Problem

a report by the International Crisis Group


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