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George W. Bush’s ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:39am
George W. Bush’s “41,” an affectionate biography of his father, takes readers through the touchstones of an extraordinary life.






Andrew M. Cuomo’s ‘All Things Possible’

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:47am
From New York to Washington and back, Andrew M. Cuomo reflects on his life’s defining moments.






Bookends: How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:00am
Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the role of poetry has changed since Shelley called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.”






ArtsBeat: New Jonathan Franzen Novel, ‘Purity,’ Coming in September

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:55pm
Mr. Franzen’s publisher described “Purity” as a multigenerational American epic, centered on a young woman named Purity Tyler.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Napoleon: A Life’

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:12pm
Andrew Roberts talks about his new biography of Napoleon, and Yochi Dreazen discusses “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War.”






ArtsBeat: Gillian Flynn’s Comic-Book Story

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:08am
“Masks,” by Gillian Flynn, will be published by Dark Horse Comics in February.






ArtsBeat: Dreamy Collections of Little Nemo and Moomin

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:34am
“The Complete Little Nemo” and “Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition” are vast and enchanting collections of vintage comic strips.






ArtsBeat: New York Public Library Names New Chairman

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:12am
Evan R. Chesler, the chairman of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, will take over as the library chairman from Neil L. Rudenstine.






Crime: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Flesh and Blood,’ and More

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:09am
In Cornwell’s new thriller, Kay Scarpetta’s expertise is needed with a murder victim, a man once accused of being a terrorist.

‘The Deluge,’ by Adam Tooze

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:08am
Between the Great War and the Depression, the world was remade by American economic and military power.

‘Man Alive,’ by Thomas Page McBee

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:06am
A transgender writer’s memoir of forgiveness and discovery.

‘Tennessee Williams,’ by John Lahr

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:05am
Tennessee Williams spun unhappiness into dramatic gold, John Lahr’s study shows.

‘Thrown,’ by Kerry Howley

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:04am
A writer finds sublime poetry in the world of mixed martial arts.

‘William Wells Brown,’ by Ezra Greenspan

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:04am
Born into slavery, William Wells Brown escaped to freedom and reinvented himself as an author, lecturer and doctor.

‘On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller,’ by Richard Norton Smith

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:03am
Nelson Rockefeller, the subject of a new biography, was a big-government, big-spending liberal — and a Republican.

‘More Awesome Than Money,’ by Jim Dwyer

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:03am
Four university students tried to create a nonprofit, privacy-protected alternative to Facebook.

The Shortlist: Ian Leslie's 'Curious,' and More

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:02am
New books by Ian Leslie, Daniel J. Levitin, Judy Wajcman and Michael Harris.

Letters: ‘Uncommon Woman’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:02am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Brian Morton’s “Florence Gordon,” Matt Bai’s “All the Truth Is Out” and more.

Claire Prentice’s ‘Lost Tribe of Coney Island’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:01am
In the early 1900s, an American huckster brought despair to a group of Filipino tribespeople.

Daniel Bolger’s ‘Why We Lost’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:01am
In “Why We Lost,” Daniel Bolger says abysmal generalship doomed American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.