• NONFICTION

    BARACK OBAMA

    JUNE 19, 2012

NONFICTION

BARACK OBAMA

by David Maraniss

Maraniss stresses that Obama’s Muslim ancestors encompass only one facet to his complex, fascinating makeup. Another in the... Full review >

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    JAN. 10, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE OBAMAS

by Jodi Kantor

If only the “wrath of Michelle,” as it’s known, is the worst thing the staffers have to face. It’s not, though, and Kantor’s... Full review >

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    IT WORKED FOR ME

    MAY 22, 2012

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IT WORKED FOR ME

by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz

An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics. Full review >

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    VOLCKER

    SEPT. 4, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

VOLCKER

by William L. Silber

Although not the first biography of Volcker, Silber's book is the most up-to-date and blessedly free of jargon. Full review >

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    LIFE AMONG THE CANNIBALS

    APRIL 1, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LIFE AMONG THE CANNIBALS

by Arlen Specter & Charles Robbins

A highly readable battle cry from the moderate center—and timely, given the tenor of politics today. Full review >

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    SEWARD

    SEPT. 11, 2012

NONFICTION

SEWARD

by Walter Stahr

A thorough, refreshing biography by an independent-minded historian. Full review >

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    INTERVENTIONS

    SEPT. 4, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

INTERVENTIONS

by Kofi Annan with Nader Mousavizadeh

An insider's personal account based on lessons drawn from long experience. Aspects of this book complement Jacques Chirac's... Full review >

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    MY LIFE IN POLITICS

    NOV. 13, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MY LIFE IN POLITICS

by Jacques Chirac & translated by Catherine Spencer

Citizenship, leadership and service combine in this memoir of a full political life. Full review >

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    BAILOUT

    JULY 24, 2012

NONFICTION

BAILOUT

by Neil Barofsky

A courageous, insightful book that offers no cause for optimism. Full review >

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