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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Killer, Come Hither’

Louis Begley is no Mickey Spillane, nor is his hero, Jack Dana, a Mike Hammer, that is, until Jack meets and kills his foe with all the finesse of the most hard-boiled detective.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Hokusai’

Between the 17th and 19th centuries, ukiyo-e was one of the most influential artistic styles in Japan. Composed of woodblock prints and traditional painting, typical scenes included historical events, folk stories, beautiful women and the rigors of daily life.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Being Nixon: A Man Divided’

Slowly but surely, the ranks of the rabid Nixon haters are thinning, to be replaced by more thoughtful and temperate writers and historians, free from the fierce ideological biases of the last century, able to look at Richard Nixon’s accomplishments as well as his failures, and to examine the man himself without the intense personal rancor of an earlier ideological era.

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Until my wife put a stop to it, I used to jibe at dinner-table advocates of the "all white people are racists" school of history by recalling that long before the first African slaves were sold in Jamestown in 1619, our Indian brothers were skilled both as slave takers and sellers of tribal captives.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Muse'

When a writer who has spent his entire life in the publishing business sits down to write his first novel, what does he write about? Well, that was easy -- publishing, of course.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Murder of Magpies'

Anyone who has tried to write a book will relish this exuberant satire on the publishing business as portrayed by Sam Clair, an editor who has no illusions about her business.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Churchill and the Generals'

Even if you've read umpteen books about Winston Churchill and even if you think you already know enough about the wartime leader's relationship with his generals, you may still want to read this book by a well-known British military historian.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Goebbels: A Biography'

Hannah Arendt had Adolf Eichmann in mind when she coined the term "Banality of Evil," but she might as well have been thinking of Joseph Goebbels.