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Newspapers may be dinosaurs in the age of new media, but they have enough life to guide--and even define--our politics.

In Five Germanys I Have Known--part memoir, part extended rumination on German-Jewish identity--Fritz Stern revisits his family's past and finds that he has never been quite at home.

Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford explores the contradictions
of a social revolutionary possessed of an aristocrat's sense of the
wrong and right kind of people.

Gore Vidal's Point to Point Navigation is a brave and
continuous affirmation of life and an assurance that though the Republic
has been betrayed, we are not to give up hope.

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


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

March 7, 2011