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Geography’s role in wars and politics shows the world isn’t “flat,” Tim Marshall writes.

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“Crime and Punishment” was a turning point for the Russian writer — and for literature.

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Kevin Boyle examines how the decade upended Americans’ sense of stability.

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Charles Finch’s recollections are sometimes compelling, sometimes detached.

Reporter Andrea Elliott spent eight years following Dasani and her struggling family.

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David Cay Johnston’s colorful, thorough book doesn’t grapple with the legacy of Jan. 6.

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“René Magritte,” by the late Alex Danchev, is an insightful and broad-reaching exploration of the artist.

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Bob Spitz’s “Led Zeppelin: The Biography” explores the band’s complicated history.

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Critic Michael Dirda picks illustrated books that won’t just sit on your coffee table.

Marc Myers’s oral history looks at the explosion of rock concerts over four decades.

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John Koenig’s compendium of invented words explores the emotions we share.

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In “The Dawn of Everything,” two scientists set out to discover where inequality began

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In ‘Betrayal,’ journalist Jonathan Karl dissects what led to Trump’s election loss and the ensuing violence

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In ‘Woke Racism,’ Black linguist John McWhorter takes issue with those set on fighting oppression

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Sam Quinones’s latest book, ‘The Least of Us,’ comes with some dark conclusions about people with addiction

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Patchett’s collection is built around an essay she wrote about an unexpected friendship.

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Harry Freedman’s new book explores the religious influences on Leonard Cohen’s music.

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Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas says voters are partly to blame.

Using “genotypic scores” could level the playing field in schools, Kathryn Paige Harden argues.

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