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"History is written by the winners. The books say the Indians were bad guys and the whites just needed a little land. It's like, Excuse me, let me take your car. I'm discovering it. I'm putting my flag on your windshield."

—Mario Van Peebles

 

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‘A Philosophy of Walking,’ by Frédéric Gros 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT 
    Charting the many ways we walk, and what they say about us.


‘Joan of Arc,’ by Kathryn Harrison 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:30 GMT 
    Kathryn Harrison’s biography interweaves Joan of Arc’s story with both fictional and historical interpretations.


‘The Great Reformer,’ a Biography of Pope Francis 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:29 GMT 
    A biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio traces his Argentine origins and his path to the Vatican.


‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:28 GMT 
    Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.


Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT 
    In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.


Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT 
    Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.


‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:26 GMT 
    The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.


Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT 
    Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock ­Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.


Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT 
    Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.


‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,’ by Gerard Russell 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT 
    Gerard Russell chronicles the long survival of religious minorities in the Middle East, and the extreme peril they face today..


‘Living the Secular Life,’ by Phil Zuckerman 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT 
    As more Americans eschew religious affiliation, a sociologist examines the secular lifestyle.
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