To Obama: With Love, Joy, Hope and Despair by Jeanne Marie Laskas reviewed
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan reviewed
Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume II: 1956–1963 reviewed
A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland by Seth G. Jones reviewed
Melting Pot or Civil War?: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders reviewed
An American Story, by Christopher Priest, reviewed
Theatre of the World: The Maps that Made History reviewed
What’s Your Type? The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing reviewed
Lords of the Desert: Britain’s Struggle with America to Dominate the Middle East by James Barr reviewed
Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks reviewed
Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse reviewed
Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World reviewed
Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl reviewed
Performing Hamlet: Actors in the Modern Age by Jonathan Croall reviewed
Spying on Whales: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Largest Animals by Nick Pyenson reviewed
New collections by A.M. Homes, Joseph O’Neill, Christine Schutt, Margarita García Robayo and Gaito Gazdanov reviewed
Sympathy for the Traitor by Mark Polizzotti reviewed
Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography by Chris Salewicz reviewed
Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-Bye to All That, 1895–1929 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson reviewed
A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen reviewed.
Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife by Katherine West Scheil reviewed.
The Mummy’s Foot and the Big Toe by Alan Krell reviewed.
House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger reviewed.
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