book review

‘Thanks to dear Stalin for a happy childhood!’ (1936)

Childhood’s End

A story of guilt and innocence in Stalin’s kingdom

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By ANDREW NAGORSKI

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J. Edgar Hoover (1940)

Hoover at War

How the G-man beat the Germans at their own game

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By DAVID AIKMAN

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Families and Faith How Religion Is Passed Down Across Generations

The God Gene

The family that prays together .  .  . well, you know the rest

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By WILLIAM MCKENZIE

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'King Perseus before Aemilius Paullus' by Jean-Francois-Pierre Peyron (1802)

Promises to Keep

How the Romans (successfully) supplanted the Greeks

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By J.E. LENDON

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William Dampier

Down to the Seas

In pursuit of land, knowledge, and adventure

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By JOSHUA GELERNTER

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Canal park and lighthouse (2005)

Northwest Passage

A vision of the world in the grain of Duluth

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By ROBERT WHITCOMB

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F. H. Buckley

Kingdom Come

The irresistible rise of the imperial presidency

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By JAMES W. CEASER

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Lincoln Dreamt He Died The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonia

Perchance to Dream

Night visions of Americans, and what to make of them

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By JUDY BACHRACH

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David Niven and Shirley MacLaine in ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (1956)

Fantastic Voyage

The literary (?) career of Jules Verne

Jul 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42 • By ALGIS VALIUNAS

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Getty

Go Down Swinging

The unlikely career of England’s poet-pugilist.

Jul 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41 • By MICAH MATTIX

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Down

Pick Yourself Up

America as the land of the second chance.

Jul 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41 • By MICHAEL M. ROSEN

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Sir Douglas Haig (1918)

In Dubious Battle

The Great War, of modern memory, at 100

Jun 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40 • By J. HARVIE WILKINSON III

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'Self-portrait in a fur-collared robe' by Albrecht Durer (1500)

Mirror, Mirror

The changing instinct for self-depiction

Jun 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40 • By HENRIK BERING

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C. E. Stevens, Oxford history don, with student (1958)

And Gladly Learn

Will you, won’t you, benefit from graduate education?

Jun 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40 • By ABIGAIL LAVIN

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Francisco Franco (center) and colleagues (1938)

Spanish Upheaval

Republicans, nationalists, and the crucible of modern Spain

Jun 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

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