Book Reviews

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VOYAGER:
Seeking Newer Worlds in the Third Great Age of Discovery.
By Stephen J. Pyne.
Viking. 444 pp. $29.95

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A GLOBAL LIFE:
My Journey Among Rich and Poor, From Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank.
By James D. Wolfensohn.
PublicAffairs. 462 pp. $29.95

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INVASION OF THE MIND SNATCHERS:
Television’s Conquest of America in the Fifties.
By Eric Burns.
Temple Univ. Press. 342 pp. $35

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KOSHER NATION:
Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority.
By Sue Fishkoff.
Schocken. 364 pp. $27.95

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THE GUN.
By C. J. Chivers.
Simon & Schuster. 481 pp. $28

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THE SHALLOWS:
What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.
By Nicholas Carr.
W.W. Norton. 276 pp. $26.95

COGNITIVE SURPLUS:
Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.
By Clay Shirky.
Penguin Press. 242 pp. $24.95

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GRANT WOOD:
A Life.
By R. Tripp Evans.
Knopf. 402 pp. $37.50

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THE LAST UTOPIA:
Human Rights in History.
By Samuel Moyn.
Belknap/Harvard. 337 pp. $27.95

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WASHINGTON RULES:
America’s Path to Permanent War.
By Andrew J. Bacevich.
Henry Holt. 286 pp. $25

THE DISAPPEARING CENTER:
Engaged Citizens, Polarization, and American Democracy.
By Alan I. Abramowitz.
Yale Univ. Press. 194 pp. $35

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