New issue received from: THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS (vol. LVII, no. 8. May 13-26 2010)

Summary of this issue:

*The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick. Joseph Leyveld

*The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Catalog of the exhibition by Sophie Jugie; The Art of Illumination: The Limbourgh Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Catalog of the exhibition by Timothy B. Husband. Anthony Grafton

*This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff: World Economic Outlook, April 2009: Crisis and Recovery by the International Monetary Fund; World Economic Outlook, October 2009: Sustaining the Recovery by the International Monetary Fund. Paul Krugman and Robin Wells

*Solar by Ian McEwan. Michael Wood

*The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch. ED Hirsch Jr.

*On Being Austere and Being Jewish. Tony Judt

*On Elizabeth Hardwick. darryl pinckney

*Eclipse of Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East by Deborah Amos. Alisa Roth and Hugh Eakin

*Miroslav Tichy an exhibition at the International Center of Photography, New York City; Catalog of the exhibition by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and others. Sanfor Schwartz

*The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis AIV to Napoleon by Robert Darnton. Colin Jones

*Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America's Enemies by David Albright. Jeremy Bernstein

*Indian feces. Malise Ruthven

*Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry selected and translated from the Russian by Vladimir Nabokov, edited by Brian Boyd and Stanislav Shvabrin, and with introduction by Brian Boyd. Adam Thirlwell

*In the Fires of Catalonia. Colm Tóibín

*Fruits and Plains: The Horticultural Transformation by America by Philip J. Pauly. Daniel J Kevles

* Cruel Ethiopia. Helen Epstein

*The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby, Volume 1: Ascent, 1799-1851; The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby, Volume 2: Achievement, 1851-1869 by Angus Hawkins. adam kirsch

*The Decision that Threatens Democracy. Ronald dworkin

*A Statement of Leaving Amnesty International. Gita Sagal 

*Letters from Edward H. Hayes, Vivian Gornick, Tony Judt, Robert Chandler, Derek Leebaert, Jochen Heisenberg, Daniel Rockmore, and Walter Kaiser.

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