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Our Worst Great Playwright

By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O’Neill

by Arthur Gelb and Barbara Gelb


Trump: The New Deportation Threat

Deportations are creating an extraordinary rupture in immigrants’ connections to the society around them.

Forgotten Citizens: Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and Orphans

by Luis H. Zayas

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

by Roberto G. Gonzales, with a foreword by Jose Antonio Vargas


The Disasters of War

The Great War in American art and literature

World War I and American Art

an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, November 4, 2016–April 9, 2017; the New-York Historical Society, New York City, May 26–September 3, 2017; and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, October 6, 2017–January 21, 2018

The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War

an exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, January 27–April 9, 2017

World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It

edited by A. Scott Berg


Life as a Burning House

Night of Fire

by Colin Thubron


In the Horrorscape of Aleppo

The destruction conjures memories of Dresden, Coventry, and Tokyo in the aftermath of World War II.

A Parliament of Owls

The truth about owls is no less interesting than what humans project onto them.

The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Natural History

by Mike Unwin and David Tipling, with a foreword by Tony Angell

Owls: A Guide to Every Species in the World

by Marianne Taylor


Catching Up to James Baldwin

‘The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race,’ edited by Jesmyn Ward

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

edited by Jesmyn Ward


Tennis, Anyone?

Sudden Death

by Álvaro Enrigue, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer


The Inventor of the Presidency

George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation

by T.H. Breen


Calculating Women

Science is not an activity reserved for male geniuses working on their own.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

by Dava Sobel

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

by Nathalia Holt


Losing the American Tone

Four Novels of the 1920s: The Glimpses of the Moon, A Son at the Front, Twilight Sleep, The Children

by Edith Wharton, edited by Hermione Lee


More Is More

How did we come to be such voracious, irrepressible consumers?

Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First

by Frank Trentmann


Wonderful Chances

Bresson on Bresson: Interviews 1943–1983

by Robert Bresson, edited by Mylène Bresson, translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis, with a preface by Pascale Mérigeau

Notes on the Cinematograph

by Robert Bresson, translated from the French by Jonathan Griffin, with an introduction by J.M.G. Le Clézio


Will Ukraine Ever Change?

Three years after the uprising in Kiev, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, much remains uncertain.

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