Book Reviews

Who Are You?  Image

QUIRK:
Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality.
By Hannah Holmes.
Random House. 262 pp. $26

So Goes the Nation  Image

THE SOUTH AND AMERICA SINCE WORLD WAR II.
By James C. Cobb.
Oxford Univ. Press. 374 pp. $24.95

Words at Play  Image

THE USE AND ABUSE OF LITERATURE.
By Marjorie Garber.
Pantheon. 320 pp. $28.95

Do You Want to Live Forever?  Image

THE IMMORTALIZATION COMMISSION:
Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death.
By John Gray.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 273 pp. $24

Bad Educations  Image

ACADEMICALLY ADRIFT:
Limited Learning on College Campuses.
By Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa.
Univ. of Chicago Press. 259 pp. $25

A Life Set to Music  Image

MUSIC FOR SILENCED VOICES:
Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets.
By Wendy Lesser.
Yale Univ. Press. 350 pp. $28

Security at What Price?  Image

THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE:
How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties.
By David K. Shipler.
Knopf. 363 pp. $27.95

Reasoning Against Reason  Image

THE SOCIAL ANIMAL:
The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.
By David Brooks.
Random House. 424 pp. $27

America’s Losers  Image

TORIES:
Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War.
By Thomas B. Allen.
Harper. 468 pp. $26.99

LIBERTY’S EXILES:
American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War.
By Maya Jasanoff.
Knopf. 460 pp. $30

Port of Memories  Image

ODESSA:
Genius and Death in a City of Dreams.
By Charles King.
W. W. Norton. 336 pp. $27.95

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