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In his recent memoir, former GOP insider Lincoln Chafee boldly decries the Bush era.

New memoirs from Israel and Palestine offer the chance not to escape the political conflict but to grasp the way it impacts daily life.

In I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody, novelist Sinan Antoon explores themes of love, loss, identity and resistance in the face of political oppression.

During a Vietnam War protest, Norman Mailer blustered and banged a generation's experience through his prodigious ego.

A close look at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reveals a deeply conservative and increasingly bitter man.

Two new books explore the possibilities and ethical complications of assisted reproductive technology.

The original poster child for the religious right describes how he came to terms with religion and an odd upbringing.

His autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.

In a posthumously published memoir, Ryszard Kapuscinski looks back on his life as a pathbreaking literary journalist who covered the Third World during the cold war.


Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011