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Grace Lichtenstein
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Grace Lichtenstein is a journalist and the author of six books. For many years she was a reporter and bureau chief for The New York Times. Her book reviews have appeared in the Times, Washington Post and other publications.  She lives in Manhattan.


Reviews

Monday, March 23 2015

Erik Larson's Latest Is a Gripping Tale of a Sinking Luxury Ship Not Named Titanic

Larson's description of the torpedoing of the Lusitania churns like an angry sea, full of detail gleaned from memoirs and letters of survivors and rescuers.


Tuesday, May 6 2014

What if an Astronaut Was Stranded on Mars?

Andy Weir's sci-fi novel is a rocket ride of page-turning suspense and survival -- it's Gravity meets the red planet.


Monday, February 10 2014

Must One Wear Out Nine Pairs of Shoes in Order to Truly Appreciate New York?

Sociologist William B. Helmreich tramps through every neighborhood on foot to record New York City's density and diversity for The New York Nobody Knows.


Monday, December 2 2013

How Amazon Became the Behemoth of the E-Commerce Jungle

If you're a customer, the Walmart of online retailers loves you. If you're a competitor or an employee, not so much.


Tuesday, July 9 2013

Roughneck Literature Queen of Prairie and Sagebrush 'The Selected Letters of Willa Cather'

A much-honored author speaks across the decades in letters she didn’t want us to read.


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