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United States v. Dylann Roof

The crying is general in the courtroom: the victims’ families, many of the journalists, some of the jury.

New York’s Vast Flop

The World Trade Center rebuilding encapsulates everything that is wrong with urban development

Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan

by Lynne B. Sagalyn

One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building

by Judith Dupré

Who Owns the Dead? The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero

by Jay D. Aronson


The Very Drugged Nazis

‘Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich’ by Norman Ohler

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

by Norman Ohler, translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside


She Escaped to Become Original

‘The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography’ by Edmund Gordon

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

by Edmund Gordon


Must It Always Be Wartime?

‘How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon’ by Rosa Brooks

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon

by Rosa Brooks


Affable, He Convicted Salem Innocents

Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem

by Richard Francis


Flaubert: The Tragic Historian

Flaubert

by Michel Winock, translated from the French by Nicholas Elliott


Extravagant, Aggressive Birds Down Under

Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds and How They Changed the World

by Tim Low


Tripoli Nights with a Master of Arabic

Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol

by Elias Khoury, translated from the Arabic by Humphrey Davies

Confessions

by Rabee Jaber, translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid


Is Consciousness an Illusion?

‘From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds’ by Daniel C. Dennett

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

by Daniel C. Dennett


Betrayal in Jerusalem

Judas

by Amos Oz, translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange


Terrifying Trump

When he’s outside his few fixed views, Trump is a curiously malleable figure.

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