Articles by: Barbara Spindel

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How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now

By STEVEN JOHNSON

A history of six innovations that defined modern life champions collaboration as the key to breakthrough ideas.

Posted by × October 6, 2014 ×

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Getting Schooled

Getting Schooled

By GARRET KEIZER

A teaching veteran heads — reluctantly — back to the blackboard.

Posted by × August 27, 2014 ×

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The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge

By RICK PERLSTEIN

The author of Nixonland returns with a chronicle of post-Watergate despair, and the political rise of the man who promised deliverance.

Posted by × August 13, 2014 ×

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Alice Paul: Claiming Power

Alice Paul: Claiming Power

J. D. ZAHNISER and AMELIA R. FRY

The courageous life and times of a women’s suffrage heroine.

Posted by × July 15, 2014 ×

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Invisibles

Invisibles

By DAVID ZWEIG

Anesthesiologists are integral to the well-being of patients undergoing surgery, but as one of them points out to author David Zweig in Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, they’re not the doctors who typically […]

Posted by × July 3, 2014 ×

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Proof: The Science of Booze

Proof: The Science of Booze

By ADAM ROGERS

A spirited journey through the chemistry and psychology of libation.

Posted by × June 13, 2014 ×

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The Little Girl who Fought the Great Depression

The Little Girl who Fought the Great Depression

By JOHN F. KASSON

Why was Shirley Temple one of the most iconic figures of 1930s America?

Posted by × April 21, 2014 ×

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Border Patrol Nation

Border Patrol Nation

By TODD MILLER

Life under the expanding watch — and lucrative industry — of Homeland Security.

Posted by × April 17, 2014 ×

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Five Came Back

Five Came Back

by MARK HARRIS

How a quintet of legendary American film directors were forever changed by their WWII service.

Posted by × February 25, 2014 ×

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Cow Country

Cow Country

Two new books chart the journey of meat and dairy from farm to table.

Posted by × December 2, 2013 ×

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American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

By DEBORAH SOLOMON

Have we underestimated the artist who became our “national frame of reference”?

Posted by × November 11, 2013 ×

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Self-Help Messiah

Self-Help Messiah

By STEVEN WATTS

How a public speaking teacher won fame and influenced millions.

Posted by × November 5, 2013 ×

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Five Days at Memorial

Five Days at Memorial

By SHERI FINK

In Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, one hospital’s isolation produced a nightmare for doctors and their patients.

Posted by × September 23, 2013 ×

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March: Book One

March: Book One

By JOHN LEWIS, ANDREW AYDIN, and NATE POWELL

A congressman and civil rights leader looks back on the struggle — in graphic form.

Posted by × August 22, 2013 ×

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Ready for a Brand New Beat

Ready for a Brand New Beat

By MARK KURLANSKY

Was “Dancing in the Street” about something more than a party?

Posted by × July 22, 2013 ×