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The Case for Blunders

On the wrong theories of great scientists

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

by Mario Livio


Beneath the Stars

Ava Gardner and Barbara Stanwyck: where do their roles end and their lives begin?

Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907–1940

by Victoria Wilson


A New Populism?

Will the Democrats make a historic turn to the left?

Social Democratic America

by Lane Kenworthy


The Latest Scheme for the Parthenon

Joan Breton Connelly’s ‘The Parthenon Enigma’

The Parthenon Enigma

by Joan Breton Connelly


America’s Melancholic Hero

The Kennan Diaries

by George F. Kennan, edited by Frank Costigliola


He Dared the Undarable

Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War

by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Can Privacy Be Saved?

Liberty and Security in a Changing World: Report and Recommendations of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies

Remarks by the President on Review of Signals Intelligence

Report on the Telephone Records Program Conducted under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and on the Operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


Hunting Diane

Flyover Lives: A Memoir

by Diane Johnson


The Tragic Wife of the Composer

Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev

by Simon Morrison


Under the Spell of Yoga

Yoga: The Art of Transformation

an exhibition at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C., October 19, 2013–January 26, 2014; the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, February 22–May 18, 2014; and the Cleveland Museum of Art, June 22–September 7, 2014

The Khecarīvidyā of Ādinātha: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Haṭhayoga

by James Mallinson

Sinister Yogis

by David Gordon White

Warrior Ascetics and Indian Empires

by William R. Pinch


The New Adventures of Abe

I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War

by Jerome Charyn


‘The Absurdity of Straight Men’

Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs

by James Wolcott


Jews: How Vichy Made It Worse

Persécutions et entraides dans la France occupée: comment 75% des Juifs en France ont échappé à la mort [Persecutions and Mutual Help in Occupied France: How 75 Percent of the Jews of France Escaped Death]

by Jacques Semelin


Stories from Pinochet’s Prisons

La Vida Doble

by Arturo Fontaine, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell

Ways of Going Home

by Alejandro Zambra, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell


The Brave Catholics of China

The Missionary’s Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village

by Henrietta Harrison

Christian Values in Communist China

by Gerda Wielander


In the Darkness of Dick Cheney

His memoirs display an almost perfect lack of second-guessing, regret, or reconsideration

The World According to Dick Cheney

a film directed by R.J. Cutler and Greg Finton

In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

by Dick Cheney, with Liz Cheney

Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

by Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, MD, with Liz Cheney

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