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They Began a New Era

‘The Wright Brothers’ by David McCullough

The Wright Brothers

by David McCullough


The Man for Mars

Ashlee Vance’s ‘Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future’

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

by Ashlee Vance


The Grandest Art of the Ancients

Bronze lent itself above all to the portrayal of human beings

Portable Classic

an exhibition at the Fondazione Prada, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, May 9–September 13, 2015

Serial/Portable Classic: The Greek Canon and Its Mutations

Catalog of the exhibitions at the Fondazione Prada, Milan, and Palazzo Corner, Venice, edited by Salvatore Settis with Anna Anguissola and Davide Gasparotto

Serial Classic

an exhibition at the Fondazione Prada, Milan, May 9–August 24, 2015

Piccoli Grandi Bronzi

an exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum, Florence, March 20–August 31, 2015

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

an exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, March 14–June 21, 2015; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, July 28–November 1, 2015; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 13, 2015–March 20, 2016


The New America: Little Privacy, Big Terror

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

by Bruce Schneier

The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones: Confronting a New Age of Threat

by Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum

A War Like No Other: The Constitution in a Time of Terror

by Owen Fiss, edited and with a foreword by Trevor Sutton

Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

by Andrew Cockburn


The Victory of Queen Margot

The Rival Queens: Catherine de’ Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite of Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom

by Nancy Goldstone


A Surprising Prime Minister

Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist

by Pierre Birnbaum, translated from the French by Arthur Goldhammer


The Mystery of ISIS

None of our analysts, diplomats, politicians, or journalists has yet produced an explanation for it

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan

ISIS: The State of Terror

by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger


The Riders of the Waves

‘Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life’ by William Finnegan

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

by William Finnegan


China: The Superpower of Mr. Xi

Xi is the most powerful leader of China since Deng Xiaoping, with a developing personality cult

The Governance of China

by Xi Jinping

Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping: Renaissance, Reform, or Retrogression?

by Willy Wo-Lap Lam


Staggering Local Wonderlands

The Musical Brain and Other Stories

by César Aira, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews


The Pope and the Planet

A sweeping, radical, and highly persuasive critique of how we inhabit this planet

Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

an encyclical letter by Pope Francis


Charming, Ruthless Andrew Cuomo

The Contender: Andrew Cuomo, A Biography

by Michael Shnayerson

All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life

by Andrew M. Cuomo


Hot Dreams of Liberty

Revolutions Without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World

by Janet Polasky


The Incomparable Critic

The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar: Essays on Poets and Poetry

by Helen Vendler


What Is Wrong with the West’s Economies?

Classical models make no room for imagination and creativity

Discovery, Bewilderment, Joy

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett

I Refuse

by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett


When Europe Failed

Europe on Trial: The Story of Collaboration, Resistance, and Retribution During World War II

by István Deák


The Most Influential Invention

White Magic: The Age of Paper

by Lothar Müller, translated from the German by Jessica Spengler


India: The Stormy Revival of an International University

Relations have become troubled between the newly elected government of India and the governing board of Nalanda University

Forced into a Double Life

Roger Cohen’s ‘The Girl from Human Street’

The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family

by Roger Cohen


The Ironic Wisdom of Reinhold Niebuhr

Major Works on Religion and Politics

by Reinhold Niebuhr, edited by Elisabeth Sifton


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