book review

Judy Bachrach

Journey’s End?

Visions of life from encounters with death

Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Shtetl marketplace, Galicia (ca. 1910)

Go East, Young Man

Jewish studies takes a new look at the Old World

Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03 • By SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

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‘The Raft of the Medusa’ by Théodore Géricault (1819)

The Misery Index

Why aren’t we doing more to relieve pain?

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02 • By WRAY HERBERT

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Napoleon in retreat after the Battle of Laon, 1814, by Ernest Meissonier

Refracted Glory

Napoleon on the downward slope

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02 • By JAMES M. BANNER JR.

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Classical Dancing at Vassar, ca. 1916

In the Beginning .  .  .

How the study of words leads to thought

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By SUSAN KRISTOL

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Goodman

Goodbye, Colossus

The last chapter of Philip Roth’s fiction

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By DANIEL ROSS GOODMAN

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Montpelier, home of James Madison, Orange, Virginia

Quietly Revolutionary

The achievement(s) of James Madison

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By PATRICK ALLITT

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The spy who came in from the cold, and prospered

Genteel Treachery

The spy who came in from the cold, and prospered

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By HARVEY KLEHR

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The Jewish encounter with history

People of the Word

The Jewish encounter with history

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By PETER LOPATIN

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The fascinating/infuriating General MacArthur

Big Mac of the Pacific

The fascinating/infuriating General MacArthur

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By MITCHELL YOCKELSON

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Portrait of the boy Mozart  by Giovanni del Re (ca. 1875)

The Real Amadeus

The Mozart of music, and the Mozart of the movies

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By COLIN FLEMING

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Bill Mauldin, Audie Murphy in ‘The Red Badge of Courage’ (1951)

Seeing ‘Red’

The imaginary lives of an American realist

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By JAMES SEATON

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The Son Also Rises

Titles, tangled webs, titillating journalism

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By EDWARD SHORT

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An epic reclaimed, courtesy of J. R. R. Tolkien

Monster Mash

An epic reclaimed, courtesy of J. R. R. Tolkien

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By GERALD J. RUSSELLO

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Sea lion on bench, San Cristóbal

Darwin’s Islands

A paradise created by survival of the fittest

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By CHRISTOPH IRMSCHER

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