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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.
The Best Fiction of 2012
17 Jan 2013 // 5:15 PM
Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.
Showa Epic of Japan Concludes the Story of a Man and His Nation
19 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM
Past and present converge in Mizuki’s conceptually rich manga.
Mizuki's 'Hitler' Offers Powerful Lessons for the Present
30 Dec 2015 // 4:52 AM
Depicting Hitler as a man, not a monster, forces us to realize the horrors of militarism and the ease with which history could repeat itself.
Recovery and Renewal: Showa’s Magnificent Epic History of Japan Continues to Deliver
19 Jan 2015 // 2:00 AM
The third and latest edition of Shigeru Mizuki’s acclaimed history of Japan chronicles the pivotal period of 1944-1953, in which a shattered Japan began its rebirth into the form we know today.