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‘American Warlord,’ by Johnny Dwyer

New York Times book reviews - April 17, 2015 - 4:00am
An American teenager killed for sport during Liberia’s civil war.
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Crime: Arnaldur Indridason’s ‘Reykjavik Nights,’ and More

New York Times book reviews - April 17, 2015 - 3:30am
Indridason’s latest novel illustrates the qualities that make his books so deeply pleasurable.
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Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

NPR Books - April 16, 2015 - 10:55am

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.

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'Natural Born Heroes' Is Self-Help The Special Operations Way

NPR Books - April 16, 2015 - 6:03am

Writer Christopher McDougall digs into the exploits of Britain's legendary World War II commandos to form a new definition of heroism: It's a skill you can learn, if you push your body to the limit.

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ArtsBeat: PEN Announces Finalists for 2015 Awards

New York Times book reviews - April 16, 2015 - 6:02am
Phil Klay, Sheri Fink and Naomi Klein are among the finalists.






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Freeman Dyson: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - April 16, 2015 - 4:00am
The physicist, mathematician and author, most recently, of “Dreams of Earth and Sky” says the best books he knows about mathematics and physics are nearly a hundred years old.






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Lewis And Clark Battle Giant Spiders In 'Dead Lands'

NPR Books - April 16, 2015 - 3:00am

Benjamin Percy's new thriller re-tells the story of Lewis and Clark's expedition, against a postapocalyptic future backdrop where the Mississippi has dried up and monsters roam the West.

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‘Operation Nemesis,’ by Eric Bogosian

New York Times book reviews - April 16, 2015 - 1:30am
Eric Bogosian uncovers an organization that aimed to assassinate the perpetrators of the Armenian genocide.






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‘The Fall of the Ottomans,’ by Eugene Rogan

New York Times book reviews - April 16, 2015 - 1:30am
Taking on Britain and Russia led to the collapse of Ottoman rule, and its consequences.






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Letters: ‘Eleanor Marx: A Life’

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2015 - 3:27pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of Rachel Holmes’s biography of Eleanor Marx, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Sympathizer” and more.
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ArtsBeat: Short Stories for E-Readers, 99 Cents Each

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2015 - 11:34am
Vintage/Anchor Books will release single stories for digital readers throughout the month of May, including classics and some original works.






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ArtsBeat: Dictionary of American Regional English Faces Shutdown

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2015 - 9:21am
The 52-year-old project tracking regional language variations across the country is searching for a new source of funding.






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