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Georgi Stoev plundered his past in the Bulgarian mob to write a series of popular pulp novels. The mob found them good enough for him to die for.

Percy Harrison Fawcett went to the Amazon looking for paradise. He never returned.

An anthology of true crime writing appeals to the culture vulture--and the plain old vulture--in us.

Does the author of They Knew They Were Right really think he has done nothing wrong?

Novelist and peace advocate David Grossman examines the high cost of concealing what is unpleasant.

Reviewing Paul Krugman's visionary book The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008.

Two new books uncover the colonial origins and musical roots of New Orleans.

What possessed the fierce individualist George R. Stewart to compile a history of place-naming in the United States?

Two new books by African writers share many flaws with their Western predecessors.

Remembering our national griot, the bearer of stories of people, ordinary and extraordinary.

Blogs

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

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

March 7, 2011