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CHRISTO­PHER AN­DREW, The Se­cret World: A His­tory of In­tel­li­gence “Both bril­liant in its sweep and near-mirac­u­lous in the de­tail and con­fi­dent judg­ments pro­vided on two and a half mil­len­nia of spy­ing . . . . A crown­ing tri­umph of one of the most ad­ven­tur­ous schol­ars of the se­cu­rity world.”—Fi­nan­cial Times (Lon­don)

ARNOLD A. OFF NE R, Hu­bert Humphrey: The Con­science of the Coun­try“An out­stand­ing ac­count of the life and ac­com­plish­ments of a man who was my friend and my hero. This book cap­tures Hu­bert Humphrey’s pas­sion and un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to our na­tion’s high­est ideals.”—Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter

KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD, In­ad­ver­tent, trans­lated from the Nor­we­gian by Ingvild Burkey Q The sec­ond book in the Why I Write se­ries pro­vides gen­er­ous in­sight into the cre­ative process of the award-win­ning Nor­we­gian nov­el­ist Karl Ove Knausgaard Why I Write Q

JOHN J. ME AR SHE I MER, The Great Delu­sion: Lib­eral Dreams and In­ter­na­tional Re­al­i­ties“This is the best of the many books that seek to ex­plain how and why Amer­i­can for­eign pol­icy has gone so dis­as­trously wrong . . . . [It] hits the sweet spot where the­ory meets the chaos of to­day’s world.”—Stephen Kinzer, au­thor of The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Se­cret World War

MIC AH GOOD­MAN, Catch -67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War, trans­lated byEyl on

Levy “One of the rare in­stances in which a work of se­ri­ous non-fic­tion be­comes a gen­uine best-seller, and Q de­servedly so . . . . [This] book won’t bring an end to what has long been [Is­rael’s] most ur­gent na­tional con­ver­sa­tion, but it does demon­strate, by both pre­cept and ex­am­ple, how best to par­tic­i­pate in it.”—Jewish Re­view of Books

SU­SAN NAPIER, Miyaza­ki­world: A Life in Art “Hayao Mi ya zak ii st he pre-em­i­nent an­i­ma­tion au­teur of our times. Su­san Napier pow­er­fully and in­tel­li­gently cap­tures and de­scribes the com­plex­i­ties and con­tra­dic­tions that lie at the heart of both Mr. Miyazaki and his creations.”—Neil Gaiman

NICK CHAT ER, The Mind Is Flat: The Re­mark­able Shal­low­ness of the Im­pro­vis­ing Brain“A su­perb ex po­si­tion of sci­en­tific find­ings.”—Steven Poole, The Guardian (Lon­don) “A re­mark­able book.”—Joshua Te­nen­baum, Q Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy

PA­TRICK MODIANO, Sleep­ofMe­mory, trans­lated from the French by Mark Poliz­zotti Q “Once again, Modiano mas­ter­fully demon­strates the ‘art of mem­ory’ that won him the No­bel and ac­counts for the en­gross­ing charm of all his work.”—Nelly Kaprièlian, Vogue (France) Q The Margel­los World Repub­lic of Let­ters

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