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‘Churchill and Empire,’ by Lawrence James 
  Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:25:09 GMT 
    A study of Winston Churchill’s contradictions and passions and his long relationship with empire.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Abandon Ship! 
  Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:39:04 GMT 
    Hampton Sides talks about “In the Kingdom of Ice,” and Beth Macy discusses “Factory Man.”








German Authors Join Protest Over Amazon’s Tactics in E-Book Dispute 
  Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:33:51 GMT 
    More than 1,000 German-language authors have written an open letter deriding Amazon’s practices in Europe.








Books of The Times: ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan 
  Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:13:04 GMT 
    Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” depicts Allied prisoners of war forced to build a railway under appalling conditions.








ArtsBeat: Oxford Dictionary Recognizes: YOLO, Amazeballs and Hot Mess 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:03:36 GMT 
    The online dictionary added new terms inspired by popular culture and online usage.








Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:02:28 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:02:09 GMT 
    Lev Grossman’s “The Magician’s Land,” which debuts at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, owes a debt to “Brideshead Revisited.”


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:01:44 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


Crime: Rennie Airth’s ‘The Reckoning,’ and More 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:59 GMT 
    In Rennie Airth’s “The Reckoning,” a former Scotland Yard detective comes out of retirement to assist in the investigation of killings committed with the same pistol.


‘Road Ends,’ by Mary Lawson 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:45 GMT 
    A family struggles to cope after its take-charge daughter flees.


‘Season to Taste,’ by Natalie Young 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:36 GMT 
    A British housewife kills her husband. Then she eats him.


‘Panic in a Suitcase,’ by Yelena Akhtiorskaya 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:00:09 GMT 
    As a Ukrainian family adapts to life in Brooklyn, memories of the old country linger.


‘Life Drawing,’ by Robin Black 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:59:59 GMT 
    An attempt to save a marriage proves fatal.


Courtney Maum’s ‘I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You’ 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:58:55 GMT 
    An unfaithful artist attempts to win back his wife’s affection.


‘O, Africa!’ by Andrew Lewis Conn 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:58:20 GMT 
    In 1928, two brothers head to Africa to collect film footage.


‘The Life of the Automobile,’ by Steven Parissien 
  Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:41:00 GMT 
    A history of the automobile and the boom-and-bust industry it fostered.
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