Book Reviews

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MALCOLM X:
A Life of Reinvention.
By Manning Marable.
Viking. 594 pp. $30

BOURGEOIS DIGNITY:
Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World.
By Deirdre McCloskey.
Univ. of Chicago Press. 571 pp. $35

HELVETICA AND THE NEW YORK SUBWAY SYSTEM:
The True (Maybe) Story.
By Paul Shaw.
MIT Press. 131 pp. $39.95

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SELF COMES TO MIND:
Constructing the Conscious Brain.
By Antonio Damasio.
Pantheon. 367 pp. $28.95

The Thinking Man’s Politician  Image

DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN:
A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary.
Edited by Steven R. Weisman.
PublicAffairs. 705 pp. $35

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SHOCK OF GRAY:
The Aging of the World’s Population and How It Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and Nation Against Nation.
By Ted C. Fishman.
Scribner. 401 pp. $27.50

NEVER SAY DIE:
The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age.
By Susan Jacoby.
Pantheon. 322 pp. $27.95

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MAKESHIFT METROPOLIS:
Ideas About Cities.
By Witold Rybczynski.
Scribner. 240 pp. $24

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AMERICAN GRACE:
How Religion Divides and Unites Us.
By Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell.
Simon & Schuster. 673 pp. $30

Transatlantic Poet  Image

THE AGE OF AUDEN:
Postwar Poetry and the American Scene.
By Aidan Wasley.
Princeton Univ. Press. 280 pp. $35

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PREACHING WITH SACRED FIRE:
An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present.
Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas.
W.W. Norton. 960 pp. $45

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