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The Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction
8 Jan 2015 // 9:30 PM
The truth may be stranger than fiction, but as the numerous nonfiction books of 2014 also attest, it's often the truest stories that are the most gripping.
Joe Gould, Madness, Creativity, and the World in Between
25 May 2017 // 9:00 PM
How do we treat our most disturbed fellow citizens? How far should we go to accommodate and tolerate eccentricities for the sake of a good story?
'The Secret History of Wonder Woman' Also Reveals a Great Deal About Our Own Social History
5 Feb 2015 // 9:30 PM
Jill Lepore's hit new book on Wonder Woman sheds light not only on the astonishing origins of this iconic character, but also on the fascinating social and political strands of history which gave rise to her.
‘The Story of America’: The United States of Amnesia
5 Nov 2012 // 5:10 PM
Jill Lepore’s richly evocative and argumentative essays on America uncover the forgotten realities of history, from Ben Franklin’s rough satires taken straight to Election Day gangfights, without an ideological agenda; the story is all.