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The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:32pm
Complete contents of the Book Review since 1997.






‘Modernity Britain: 1957-1962,’ by David Kynaston

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:06am
David Kynaston’s multivolume history of postwar Britain continues in this tapestry of political, socioeconomic and cultural change.






Open Book: Immersive History

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:06am
David Kynaston’s method of recapturing Britain’s past includes quoting from the diaries and letters of average citizens.






The Shortlist: ‘The Greatest Knight,’ by Thomas Asbridge, and More

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:05am
New books about the Plantagenets and the Tudors, Thomas Cromwell and more.






Esther Freud’s ‘Mr. Mac and Me’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:05am
In Esther Freud’s novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.






Ben Metcalf’s ‘Against the Country’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:04am
Ben Metcalf’s novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.






‘The Season of Migration,’ by Nellie Hermann

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:39am
A novel of van Gogh’s anguished time in Belgium.






‘Van Gogh,’ by Julian Bell

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:39am
Julian Bell looks at van Gogh’s brief, explosively creative life.






‘Offcomer,’ by Jo Baker

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:38am
The protagonist of Jo Baker’s first novel is an Oxford graduate working at a Belfast pub.






Casey Walker’s ‘Last Days in Shanghai’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:37am
In this first novel, a young congressional aide navigates a minefield of graft and corruption in present-day China.






Critic's Take: Somebody’s Watching Us

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:37am
Today, Richard Hofstadter, who wrote “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” might target not just right-wing radio hosts but also the aggrieved left.






‘When Books Went to War,’ by Molly Guptill Manning

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
In World War II, books helped lift the spirits of the troops.






‘The Match Girl and the Heiress,’ by Seth Koven

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
A story of activists and unlikely soulmates in Victorian London.






‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.






‘There Was and There Was Not,’ by Meline Toumani

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:32am
An Armenian-American moves to Turkey to investigate a history of tense relations.






‘Once Upon a Time,’ by Marina Warner

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:32am
Marina Warner explores the history and enduring power of fairy tales.






‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:31am
Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:18am
Ms. Leovy discusses “Ghettoside,” Patton Oswalt talks about his new memoir and Anita Shapira discusses “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel.”






‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!,’ by Nicholas Carlson

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:13am
In 2012, Marissa Mayer was tasked with reversing the fortunes of a struggling Internet pioneer.

‘The Forgotten Depression,’ by James Grant

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:03am
Looking at the depression of 1921.