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‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi 
  Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    “Guantánamo Diary” is a profound account by a current detainee of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.


‘Gateway to Freedom,’ by Eric Foner 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Mr. Foner, a historian, explores the network of blacks and whites who helped slaves escape to freedom.


Yasmina Reza’s ‘Happy Are the Happy’ 
  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Yasmina Reza’s novel tells interlinked stories of yearning.


A Deep, Dark Fight for Dignity 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    James Green’s history of the coal-mining uprisings in West Virginia in the 1920s and ’30s drives home the misery of working conditions and the violence of the confrontations in that era.


Newly Released Books 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Boualem Sansal, Magda Szabo, S. M. Hulse, Yasmina Reza, Michael Crummey and Megan Mayhew Bergman publish new books.


A Looker Who Lives for Laughs 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl” traces a pivotal time in British comedy through the lens of a beauty queen who abandons her title to make her name on TV in the 1960s.


Poetic Voice Wrapped Tight in Its Shifting Politics 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    In “S O S: Poems 1961-2013,” a collection of Amiri Baraka’s works, a historical sensibility and historical dread can bump elbows with anarchic comedy.


One Pioneer’s Attempt to Rescue Another 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Nicholas Carlson’s “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!” is a breezy retelling of the company’s hiring of Ms. Mayer as part of its efforts to recapture its former glory.


From Inside Prison, a Terrorism Suspect Shares His Diary 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was published after a seven-year legal battle and with heavy redactions from military censors.


Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’ 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    In “Ghettoside,” Jill Leovy describes a homicide case in South Los Angeles to examine the epidemic of unsolved murders of African-American men in America.
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‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi  Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
‘Gateway to Freedom,’ by Eric Foner  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Yasmina Reza’s ‘Happy Are the Happy’  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500
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