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The history of twentieth-century France depicts a struggle between the republican ideal of a unitary state and the shifting concerns of a pluralistic society.

Daniel Mendelsohn's The Lost represents one man's search to find
the truth about himself, his family and the Holocaust.

A new memoir by Robert Hughes reveals the idiosyncratic sensibility of a celebrated art critic.

Iran Awakening is the memoir of Shirin Ebadi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to hold Iran's clerical regime accountable for its gross human rights violations.

Wole Soyinka's You Must Set Forth at Dawn is a captivating memoir of the political and cultural dilemmas the author and activist encountered, and a compelling chronicle of Nigeria's turbulent past.

Satirist Alan Bennett's Untold Stories is a packed suitcase of a book by one of Britain's finest writers, exploring the ra

A Greenspan memoir will do fine in the marketplace. It is the kind of Important Book daughters buy for father's birthday. In the unlikely event Greenspan tells the truth, it would be a sensational bestseller.

James Frey's faux memoir exposes corporate publishing as an
industry so starved for bestsellers that it is unable to protect
itself from fraud.

Gabriel García Márquez's new novella begins as an
autobiography, but the passion-filled story of an old man, mad with
love and clinging to life, weaves Marquez's other fiction into the
tale.

Party in the Blitz, the final volume of Nobel laureate Elias
Canetti's memoirs, is a chaotic, horribly fascinating memoir of a man
who was a slave to love, an omnivorous intellect and a literary giant.

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

March 7, 2011