Cornering the Word Market

The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language

by Peter Martin

Ukraine’s New Leading Man

Starring in a TV show is easier than running a country.

Mothers of the State

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912

an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, August 18, 2018–February 10, 2019; and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., March 30–June 23, 2019

The Impeachment Question

Although the risks of launching a failed impeachment are obvious, there are clear benefits as well.

The Mueller Report

with an introduction and analysis by Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky

Impeachment: A Handbook

by Charles L. Black Jr. and Philip Bobbitt

The Case for Impeaching Trump

by Elizabeth Holtzman

To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment

by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz

The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

by Corey Brettschneider

Idea Man


by Ted Chiang

Stories of Your Life and Others

by Ted Chiang

Fighting for Her Life

‘Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin’

Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin

edited by Johanna Fateman and Amy Scholder

China’s ‘Black Week-end’

A case study in how the Communist Party has managed to keep itself in power

The Last Secret: The Final Documents from the June Fourth Crackdown

edited by Bao Pu

Early Warnings

Losing Earth: A Recent History

by Nathaniel Rich

Vile Bodies

Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

by Noelle Gallagher

The ‘Bold Vagaries’ of Frank Furness

Frank Furness: Architecture in the Age of the Great Machines

by George E. Thomas, with a foreword by Alan Hess

First Modern: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

by George E. Thomas

Africa’s Lost Kingdoms

Africa has never lacked civilizations, nor has it ever been as cut off from world events as it has been routinely portrayed.

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages

by François-Xavier Fauvelle, translated from the French by Troy Tice

African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

by Michael A. Gomez

African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic

by Herman L. Bennett

A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

by Toby Green

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa

an exhibition at the Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois, January 26–July 21, 2019; the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, September 21, 2019–February 23, 2020; and the National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., April 8–November 29, 2020

Lunches in the Maelstrom

A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941–1945

by Ernst Jünger, translated from the German by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen, and with a foreword by Elliot Y. Neaman

Coup de Théâtre

Sentence to Hope: A Sa‘dallah Wannous Reader

translated from the Arabic and with an introduction by Robert Myers and Nada Saab

What Was Philosophy?

The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

by Maria Michela Sassi, translated from the Italian by Michele Asuni

A Terribly Durable Myth

The exhibition “Jews, Money, Myth” at the Jewish Museum in London

Jews, Money, Myth

an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, London, March 19–July 7, 2019

Labor’s Last Hope?

The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon

by David Webber

Ecstatically Florid Farragoes

Days of Twilight, Nights of Frenzy: A Memoir

by Werner Schroeter with Claudia Lenssen, translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Werner Schroeter

edited by Roy Grundmann

A Muckraker’s Progress

Seymour Hersh’s ‘Reporter: A Memoir’

Reporter: A Memoir

by Seymour M. Hersh

From Readers to Revolutionaries

A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution

by Robert Darnton

Reckless in Riyadh

On the future of the United States–Saudi relationship

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