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Books

Opinion

A shelf of books that instruct girls, boys and their right-thinking parents that ‘no one is too small to take a stand.’

Opinion

Six of the more distinctive novels of 2019 celebrated the quiet virtues of humility, deference, privacy and altruism.

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A man being chased by police thrusts a piece of paper into Paul Ricard’s pocket. The flics shoot their fleeing suspect dead, but Ricard retains the paper: an engineering schematic for a German torpedo detonator.

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A harvest of cocktails and spirits books that skew away from flashy, exotic ingredients toward modest classics.

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America’s litigiousness is a form of civil combat that refines the law through the forces of social change and legal doctrine.

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The most prominent rabbi in postwar America, Abraham Joshua Heschel turned out to be uniquely gifted at bringing the authority of Jewish tradition to bear on the country’s problems—from spiritual apathy and conformism to the civil-rights movement and the Vietnam War.