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Teeth


A muckraking new book exposes the hidden reality of oral disease—a stepchild in the health care debate and likely the largest pre-existing condition of all—in the United States.

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The Arab American Left and Palestine: The Untold Story


Author Pamela Pennock pushes back against politically fueled stereotypes and makes a case for reframing Arab Americans’ present-day struggles.

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 READ MORE

Wrestling With His Angel


The second volume in Sidney Blumenthal’s biography of Abraham Lincoln’s political evolution follows the president during the stormy period between the Mexican War and the Civil War.

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Rising Star


Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

Czeslaw Milosz: A Life


A new biography of one of the most significant poets of the past century shows what it was like to be politically engaged and spiritually conflicted in the 20th century.

Posted on May 19, 2017 READ MORE

The Islamic Jesus


Mustafa Akyol’s book tells Christians, Muslims and Jews exactly what we all have in common and how we got this way. It reaches us not a minute too soon.

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE

The Handmaid’s Tale


Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel is a recipe book for how to create a hellish society. It’s also a recipe book for how to resist.

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Rebel Mother


Peter Andreas’ memoir explores a “childhood chasing the revolution” as the son of an impulsive, self-centered political radical who cloaked her narcissism behind pro-Marxist rhetoric.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE

After 2016’s Losses, Elizabeth Warren Tells Democrats: ‘Shame On Us’


The story the Massachusetts senator tells about the election and America’s anxieties is curiously one-dimensional.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

The Financial Diaries


A new book explores the lives of families dealing with financial uncertainty and volatility.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE

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