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In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.
For the Staple Singers and Stax Records, political engagement flowed from an artistic renaissance.
Immanuel Velikovsky’s strange quest for a scientific theory of everything
The life and unvarnished style of Barbara Stanwyck.
Ambitious beneath his pose of indolence, James McNeill Whistler was the most contradictory of artists.
Like a lot of red revolutionaries, Abraham Cahan ended up to the right of where he began.
The worlds of Sholem Aleichem.
Was the author's aristocratic grandfather, who would become a leader of the armed resistance against Brazil’s military dictatorship, a hero or a terrorist?
In 1924, Lidia Ivanova, George Balanchine’s “lost muse,” disappeared on the eve of their company’s first European tour. Was her death an accident?
Seeing not a person but a thing was the crime of crimes for Primo Levi.
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