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Thursday, February 23 2012

The Best Non-Fiction of 2011

Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...


Reviews

Thursday, February 23 2012

Agony and Ecstasy: 'Jerusalem:The Biography'

Jerusalem makes an engrossing case for history as a teeming, unruly cacophony leavened by humanitarian undercurrents.


Tuesday, February 7 2006

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Despite the many humanizing elements, the actual figure of Stalin only continues to recede from easy comprehension, tangled in layer upon layer of personal contradiction and paradox.


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