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BOBBY KENNEDY: The Making of a Liberal Icon

Larry Tye
Random House
ISBN 978-0812993349
580 pages
$32

Reviewed by Joe Scarborough

In 1999, Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy asked me to join him in drafting legislation renaming the Justice Department headquarters ...Read more

TO PROTECT AND SERVE: How to Fix America's Police

TO PROTECT AND SERVE: How to Fix America's PoliceNorm Stamper
Nation Books
ISBN 978-1568585406
309 pages
$27.99

THE WAR ON COPS: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less SafeHeather Mac Donald
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SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY

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Reviewed by Nancy Hightower

Some have called Bill Broun's "Night of the Animals" (Ecco) prescient. The book's plot indeed dovetails eerily with some recent events - Brexit, terrorism - but in this...Read more

EAST WEST STREET: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

Philippe Sands
Knopf
ISBN 978-0385350716
424 pages
$32.50

Reviewed by John Tirman

In a remarkable coincidence, the two men most responsible for introducing global norms to punish vast crimes by states came from the same ...Read more

TEMPERANCE CREEK: A Memoir

TEMPERANCE CREEK: A MemoirPamela Royes
Counterpoint
ISBN 978-1619027305
340 pages
$16.95

WALKING THE HIMALAYASLevison Wood
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316352420
304 pages
$27

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STRANGE NATION: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe

J Gerald Kennedy
Oxford Univ
ISBN 978-0195393699
457 pages
$35

Reviewed by Michael Lindgren

This outstanding book of literary history is a fine example of how engaging and trenchant academic criticism can be. In "Strange ...Read more

THE GAMES: A Global History of the Olympics

THE GAMES: A Global History of the OlympicsDavid Goldblatt
Norton
ISBN 978-0393292770
516 pages
$29.95

POWER GAMES: A Political History of the Olympic GamesJules Boykoff
Verso
ISBN 978-...Read more

THE LIGHT OF PARIS

Eleanor Brown
Putnam
ISBN 978-0399158919
306 pages
$26

Reviewed by Yvonne Zipp

Next to a fairy godmother, a trip to Paris may be the quickest way for a heroine to change her life - and acquire a chic new hairdo. "Paris isn'...Read more

ECCENTRIC ORBITS: The Iridium Story

John Bloom
Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN 978-0802121684
537 pages
$537 pp. 27.50

Reviewed by Dwayne A. Day

Boeing recently announced plans to develop a constellation of low orbiting small communications satellites, a whopping...Read more

INVISIBLE INFLUENCE: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior

Jonah Berger
Simon and Schuster
ISBN 978-1476759692
264 pages
$26.99

Reviewed by Danielle Paquette

Other humans basically control our minds. That's what Jonah Berger argues in his new popular-psychology book, breaking out ...Read more

LISTEN TO ME

Hannah Pittard
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 978-0544714441
194 pages
$25

Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post.

Hannah Pittard's captivating third novel, "...Read more

THE INSEPARABLES

Stuart Nadler
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316335256
339 pages
$27

Reviewed by Eleanor Brown, who is the author of "The Weird Sisters" and the new novel "The Light of Paris."

By now, it should be beneath notice when a man writes...Read more

HOT MILK

Deborah Levy
Bloomsbury
ISBN 978-1620406694
218 pages
$26

Reviewed by Jamie Fisher, who is a freelance writer and Chinese-English translator.

Some crises are sexier than others. People are inclined to ask about the Great 9/...Read more

HEROES OF THE FRONTIER

Dave Eggers
Knopf
ISBN 978-0451493804
384 pages
$28.95

Reviewed by Jeff Turrentine, a columnist for OnEarth magazine, is a frequent Washington Post Book World reviewer.

There's a cathartic moment in "Heroes of the Frontier,...Read more

IT AIN'T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL

Firoozeh Dumas
Clarion Books
ISBN 978-0544612310
370 pages
$na

Reviewed by Harrison Smith

Ages 10 to 13.

How do you move to a new school in a new city, especially in a country where you're still learning the ...Read more

THE HOPEFULS

Jennifer Close
Knopf
ISBN 978-1101875612
303 pages
$26.95

Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him on Twitter @RonCharles.

The corruption, the graft, the waste - these...Read more

ALMIGHTY: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age

Dan Zak
Blue Rider
ISBN 978-0399173752
402 pages
$27

Reviewed by Richard Rhodes

Shortly after 4 a.m. on July 28, 2012, an 82-year-old Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran and a housepainter cut holes in several security fences ...Read more

THE SINGLES GAME

Lauren Weisberger
Simon and Schuster
ISBN 978-1476778211
341 pages
$26

Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick

"The Singles Game," by Lauren Weisberger, is a sparkling novel about a tennis pro who stages a big comeback with the help ...Read more

THE VOYEUR'S MOTEL

Gay Talese
Grove
ISBN 978-0802125811
233 pages
$25

Reviewed by Jane Smiley

I was about halfway through Gay Talese's new book, "The Voyeur's Motel," when The Washington Post published an article casting doubt on the ...Read more

POETRY

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Lund

"Look" (Graywolf) is the remarkable debut by Solmaz Sharif, who challenges readers to consider the suffering caused by war. Sharif, who was born in Istanbul to Iranian ...Read more

 
 

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