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'No One Cares About Crazy People' cries for more attention for the mentally ill

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ron Powers draws on heart-wrenching personal experience in writing about the way society treats the mentally ill.

'A Colony in a Nation' describes a colony of the unfree within the US

Journalist Chris Hayes argues that some US politicians and law enforcement officials act as if whole areas of America constitute a separate realm of less value where different rules apply.

'Silly Symphonies Volume 2' delights with more classic Disney comic strips

This is a handsome book with lots of extras to enhance the marvelous comic strips.

'This Long Pursuit' is a biographer's paean to his craft

In the most pleasing possible way, biographer Richard Holmes comes across in his own collected writing as contagiously curious, casually erudite, and just a bit daft.

'Fallen Glory' explores the most famous buildings that no longer exist

Scottish historian James Crawford finds meaning in lost landmarks.

'Temporary People' depicts the lives of guest workers in the UAE

Novelist Deepak Unnikrishnan tells tales of 'people from elsewhere' who live as perpetual foreigners, often in fear, with precarious futures.

'March 1917' follows Russia and the US in a year that shaped the future

Journalist Will Englund suggests that World War I set both the United States and Russia on the paths they would follow for the next century.

'Flight of the Raven' is a captivating tale of life in occupied Paris in 1944

The much-heralded graphic novel 'Flight of the Raven' is finally available in English.

'The World Remade' questions the entry of the US into World War I

Journalist-turned-popular historian G.J. Meyer details the skewed perspective the Woodrow Wilson administration maintained toward Germany and Austria-Hungary.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Secret Life of Dictionaries’

Of course, as rational creatures we know that dictionaries must be made by people, yet we don’t really think of them as human productions. They seem to be just there like works of nature or age-old monuments. Not that you notice dictionaries much until you need to look up the meaning of a word.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius’

There was never another country quite like the Venetian Republic, and there was never another Venetian quite like Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). Con artist, poet, spy, philosopher, polymath, librarian, lecher and proud owner of one of the most indestructible egos of all time, Casanova the man is largely forgotten today while his name lives on as a generic label for chronic Don Juanism.

Why Does Amazon Sell Holocaust-Denying Authors Next To Real Historians?

In a few hours of surfing Amazon’s Books category, I noticed that this American giant of online sales is infested with Holocaust deniers. These are books...

'The Devil's Mercedes' investigates a pair of notorious Nazi limos

A major question surrounded both cars – which Nazi had used them?

'The Novel of the Century' chronicles literary phenomenon 'Les Misérables'

But the heart of this book's tale is in the bookshops of Paris, where it should be.

'Civil Wars' considers internecine conflict throughout its long history

Historian David Armitage packs a great deal of learning and insight into a text of little more than 200 pages.

'South and West' pulls together jottings made by Joan Didion while traveling

Readers would do well to follow the route mapped out in 'South and West': to be inquisitive about those with whom they seem to have nothing in common, including electoral preferences.

Milo’s Wild Ride, Now Featuring Campus Tour And Book Deal

Originally published on www.californiamag.org If Donald Trump has his Boswell, it could well be Milo Yiannopoulos. The proudly gay Brit-born scribe...

First-ever Lambda LitFest in L.A. tonight

The first annual Lambda LitFest, celebrating the work of LGBTQ writers, will be hosted in Los Angeles.

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