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The Real Trump

He is an improviser, a performer, a creator of new worlds.

Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher


Glenda Jackson’s Great Lear

King Lear

by William Shakespeare, directed by Deborah Warner


The Brutal Dreams That Came True

The rehabilitation of yet another once-reviled phase in architecture is underway.

Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World

by Christopher Beanland

Brutalism Resurgent

edited by Julia Gatley and Stuart King

This Brutal World

by Peter Chadwick

Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism

by Barnabas Calder

Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston

by Mark Pasnik, Michael Kubo, and Chris Grimley

Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945–1975

by Elain Harwood, with photographs by James O. Davies

Brutalist London Map

by Henrietta Billings, with photographs by Simon Phipps

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Laughing to Keep from Crying

The Sellout

by Paul Beatty


They Have, Right Now, Another You

We give our data away, not thinking that data brokers will collect it and sell it, let alone that it will be used against us.

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

by Cathy O’Neil

Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy

by Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke


On Optimism and Despair

If novelists know anything it’s that individual citizens are internally plural: they have within them the full range of behavioral possibilities.

A Marvelous Writer in a Hopeless Situation

The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France

by Susan Rubin Suleiman


Swept Away by Springsteen

Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen


What Trump Should Do in Syria

What kind of policy might the president-elect adopt toward the Syrian conflict?

The Triumph of Foxy Grandpa

Moonglow

by Michael Chabon


The Rockefeller Family Fund Takes on ExxonMobil

What they knew about climate change, and when

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

by Steve Coll

Exxon: The Road Not Taken

by Neela Banerjee, John H. Cushman Jr., David Hasemyer, and Lisa Song

What Exxon Knew About the Earth’s Melting Arctic

an article by Sara Jerving, Katie Jennings, Masako Melissa Hirsch, and Susanne Rust

How Exxon Went from Leader to Skeptic on Climate Change Research

an article by Katie Jennings, Dino Grandoni, and Susanne Rust

Big Oil Braced for Global Warming While It Fought Regulations

an article by Amy Lieberman and Susanne Rust

Archival Documents on Exxon’s Climate History

Smoke, Mirrors and Hot Air: How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco’s Tactics to Manufacture Uncertainty on Climate Science

a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, January 2007

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Finding Hardy at Last

Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner

by Mark Ford


The Private Heisenberg and the Absent Bomb

His letters potentially cast the history of the German bomb in a very different light.

My Dear Li: Correspondence, 1937–1946

by Werner and Elisabeth Heisenberg, edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg and translated from the German by Irene Heisenberg.


What’s Happening to the Bees and Butterflies?

Nature is simply not as full as it once was.

The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

by Michael McCarthy


The Historian Who Was Not Baffled by the Nazis

The Third Reich in History and Memory

by Richard J. Evans


The Genius and Generosity of Jimmy Merrill

James Merrill: Life and Art

by Langdon Hammer


The Weird Success of Guy Burgess

Stalin’s Englishman: Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring

by Andrew Lownie

Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone

by Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert


‘One of the Great Intellects of His Time’

The genius of Frank Ramsey

Frank Ramsey (1903–1930): A Sister’s Memoir

by Margaret Paul, with a foreword by Brian McGuinness and an afterword by Gabriele Taylor


Our Ruinous Betrayal of Indians and Black Americans

Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

by Nicholas Guyatt


Algernon Blackwood: The Master of the Supernatural

The Face of the Earth and Other Imaginings

by Algernon Blackwood, edited and with an introduction by Mike Ashley

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories The Listener and Other Stories

by Algernon Blackwood, with an introduction by Storm Constantine

Pan’s Garden Incredible Adventures

by Algernon Blackwood, with introductions by Mike Ashley and Tim Lebbon

The Lost Valley The Wolves of God

by Algernon Blackwood, with an introduction by Simon Clark

Julius LeVallon The Bright Messenger

by Algernon Blackwood, with an introduction by Mike Ashley

The Complete John Silence Stories

by Algernon Blackwood, edited and with an introduction by S.T. Joshi

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood

selected and with an introduction by E.F. Bleiler

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How Tibet Is Being Crushed—While the Dalai Lama Survives

Tibet on Fire: Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule

by Tsering Woeser, translated from the French by Kevin Carrico

China and Tibet: The Perils of Insecurity

by Tsering Topgyal


Russia, NATO, Trump: The Shadow World

Putin will be right to receive America’s imitation as flattery.

2017: War with Russia: An Urgent Warning from Senior Military Command

by General Sir Richard Shirreff

From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR

by Louis Sell

Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence

by Jonathan Haslam

Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union

by Stephen Budiansky

Soviet Leaders and Intelligence: Assessing the American Adversary During the Cold War

by Raymond L. Garthoff


A Way to Make the National Digital Library Work: An Exchange

On copyright and the shared dream of digitizing our nation’s literary heritage

Letters


Winners Should Recover Costs

Every country other than the US with a developed judicial system entitles the winners in civil suits to recover their litigation costs from the losers.


It’s Not All Neurons

Are we really 86,000 times smarter than honeybees?


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