Tag: Books and Literature

NYT / Week - 1 day ago

Nonfiction: The First Presidential Impeachment

The reign of racist terror hardly troubled Johnson, for he was to his very bones a vicious racist. “This is a country for white men,” Johnson had been heard to say, “and by God, as long as I am president it shall be a government for white men.” He sc...

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Nonfiction: Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business’

Some of his defense of business is more nuanced and less certain than his positive headline message suggests. He devotes a chapter to refuting accusations that Big Tech companies are evil, only to confess to worrying about the threat they pose to per...

NYT / Week - 2 days ago

Nonfiction: What to Do When You’re a Country in Crisis

Then the generalizations: hoo boy. At one point during World War II, Diamond says, the people of Finland, facing Soviet bellicosity, “were unanimous in refusing to compromise further.” A whole nation, unanimous! We learn of another instance of 100 pe...

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New in Paperback: ‘Florida,’ ‘Robin’

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.FLORIDA, by Lauren Groff. (Riverhead, $16.) Groff, the author of “Fates and Furies,” is a master storyteller, and the 11 stories in her new collection dive into darker sides of the titular state: Panthers, tr...

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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, by Lori Gottlieb. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.) A psychotherapist analyzes her patients’ stories — and her own. Our reviewer, Alex Kuczynski, calls it “an irres...