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The Flash of the Blade

Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

by Julian Barnes


The Abortion Battlefield

Two new books tell the story of the moral and political battles over Roe v. Wade.

Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

by Karissa Haugeberg

About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First-Century America

by Carol Sanger


A Mystic Monumentality

The architect pared down his schemes to their most irreducible essentials

You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

by Wendy Lesser

Kahn at Penn: Transformative Teacher of Architecture

by James F. Williamson


The Harlem He Knew

Amiable with Big Teeth: A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem

by Claude McKay, edited and with an introduction by Jean-Christophe Cloutier and Brent Hayes Edwards


The Islamic Road to the Modern World

Christopher de Bellaigue’s ‘The Islamic Enlightenment’ and Wael Abu-‘Uksa’s ‘Freedom in the Arab World’

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

by Christopher de Bellaigue

Freedom in the Arab World: Concepts and Ideologies in Arabic Thought in the Nineteenth Century

by Wael Abu-‘Uksa


Ironists of a Vanished Empire

Marjorie Perloff’s ‘Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire’

Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire

by Marjorie Perloff


The Truth About Our Prison Crisis

Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform

by John F. Pfaff

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

by James Forman Jr.


The Male Impersonator

Hemingway hid a complex sexuality and a deep trauma behind his outlandish public image

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

by Mary V. Dearborn

Ernest Hemingway: A New Life

by James M. Hutchisson

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935–1961

by Nicholas Reynolds

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Hemingway Library Edition

edited and with an introduction by Seán Hemingway, and a foreword by Patrick Hemingway


Did Emotions Cause the Terror?

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

by Timothy Tackett


A Voice for the Voiceless

Philip Levine felt a constant moral indignation about the treatment of workers

The Last Shift

by Philip Levine, edited by Edward Hirsch

My Lost Poets: A Life in Poetry

by Philip Levine, edited by Edward Hirsch

The Bread of Time: Toward an Autobiography

by Philip Levine


Israel’s Irrational Rationality

The country I came to live in fifty years ago was utterly unlike the one I live in today.

The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East

by Guy Laron

The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine

by Nathan Thrall

In Search of Modern Palestinian Nationhood

by Matti Steinberg

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

A Half Century of Occupation: Israel, Palestine, and the World’s Most Intractable Conflict

by Gershon Shafir


Nine Lives

All That Man Is

by David Szalay


America: The Forgotten Poor

The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty

by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider

Happiness for All?: Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

by Carol Graham


The Slave Owners’ Foreign Policy

This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy

by Matthew Karp


Novels from China’s Moral Abyss

The Four Books

by Yan Lianke, translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

The Explosion Chronicles

by Yan Lianke, translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

The Seventh Day

by Yu Hua, translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr


Found in Translation

Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature

by Denis Feeney


Trump: The Presidency in Peril

The president’s troubles will continue to grow as the investigators keep on investigating and leakers keep on leaking.

Letters


How Internment Became Legal

What the Supreme Court ruled in Korematsu v. United States


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