Book Reviews

'Nuclear War Planner' Reflects On The Cold War And Assesses The Current Threat

NPR Books - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:46

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in hopes they would help end the Vietnam War. He looks back on his early days as a national security analyst in The Doomsday Machine.

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Do Politics Matter In Poetry? New Biography Explores The Case Of Ezra Pound

NPR Books - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:46

A central figure in 20th century poetry, Pound was also an outspoken fascist. In The Bughouse, Daniel Swift investigates whether or not the poet's politics and madness matter to his work.

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Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

New York Times Book Review - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:00
Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.
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Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

New York Times Book Review - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:00
Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.
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