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Sister Ping turned a variety store in New York's Chinatown into a lucrative business by making it a headquarters for human smuggling.

For Peter Maass, oil is not a drug so much as a Pandora's box. Tap a well and base instincts spew.

Against the background of the surge, David Finkel twists the concept of wartime good into a cosmic joke.

Stephen F. Cohen's Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives surveys a political landscape of reform, struggle and reconciliation.

Thomas Hobbes sensed the revolutionary impulses of early modern Europe and transformed them into a defense of the most hidebound form of rule.

How will the good-food revolution move beyond its evangelical phase?

Assessing the stealth, subterfuge and delusion of the Cheney vice presidency.

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.

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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