book review

Neanderthal family models in ‘Ice Age Giants’ exhibition, Garding, Germany (2011

Poor Relations

The rise and fall of our Neanderthal cousins.

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36 • By ELIZABETH POWERS

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Chinese destroyer ‘Harbin’ visits Pearl Harbor (1997).

Numero Uno

The not-so-secret Chinese strategy for global supremacy.

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36 • By ALEXANDER GRAY

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Cosimo I de’ Medici by Agnolo Bronzino (ca. 1545)

Unsweetness and Light

Backstage at the Renaissance was a dangerous place to be.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP

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Smiling for the camera: Churchill, Truman, Stalin

Best-Laid Plans

Meeting at Potsdam but thinking of Versailles.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By JAMES M. BANNER JR.

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Robert Aickman

Strange Interludes

A second introduction to a master of the mysterious.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By CATHY YOUNG

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Saul Bellow (1962)

On His Way

The irresistible rise of Saul Bellow.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Words and pictures for your parents’ Constitution.

America’s Blueprint

Words and pictures for your parents’ Constitution.

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34 • By TARA HELFMAN

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John hunting with hounds (14th century)

King John’s Verdict

The good, the bad, and Magna Carta.

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34 • By ANN MARLOWE

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Library of Congress

Rough First Draft

On the trail of Tobias Wolff’s debut novel.

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34 • By GRAHAM HILLARD

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Site of the Catholic University in Dublin

Lessons Learned

Newman the educator, in theory and practice.

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (1939)

The Bellwether

Arthur Vandenberg and the end of GOP isolationism.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33 • By ALONZO L. HAMBY

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Martin Walser

Survivor’s Soul

A memoir of Martin Walser’s coming-of-age.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33 • By SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

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Albert Einstein in Berlin (1929)

Einstein in Theory

The scientist as public intellectual.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33 • By GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB

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Eugene O’Neill and his third wife, Carlotta Monterey O’Neill (1933)

Long Night’s Journey

The biographical drama of Eugene O’Neill.

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32 • By JOHN SIMON

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Pension Building, Washington (1936)

Pointier Heads

Efficiency shrinks while government grows.

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32 • By KEVIN R. KOSAR

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