Book Reviews

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ARMED HUMANITARIANS:
The Rise of the Nation Builders.
By Nathan Hodge.
Bloomsbury. 338 pp. $26

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HOW TO LIVE:
Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer.
By Sarah Bakewell.
Other Press. 389 pp. $25

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A DICTIONARY OF 20TH-CENTURY COMMUNISM.
Edited by Silvio Pons and Robert Service.
Translated by Mark Epstein and Charles Townsend.
Princeton Univ. Press. 921 pp. $99.50

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NOT QUITE ADULTS:
Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It’s Good for Everyone.
By Richard Settersten and Barbara E. Ray.
Bantam. 239 pp. $15

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SAUL BELLOW:
Letters.
Edited by Benjamin Taylor.
Viking. 571 pp. $35

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BROKE, USA:
From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.
How the Working Poor Became Big Business.
By Gary Rivlin.
HarperBusiness. 358 pp. $26.99

PRIME MOVERS OF GLOBALIZATION:
The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines.
By Vaclav Smil.
MIT Press. 261 pp. $29.95

SONG OF WRATH:
The Peloponnesian War Begins.
By J. E. Lendon.
Basic Books. 608 pp. $35

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THE CONCISE DICTIONARY OF DRESS.
By Judith Clark and Adam Phillips.
Photographs by Norbert Schoerner.
Violette Editions. 136 pp. $39.95

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THE PASSPORT IN AMERICA:
The History of a Document.
By Craig Robertson.
Oxford Univ. Press. 340 pp. $27.95

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