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  1. Annals of Culture
    The Soundtrack of Your Life
    The New Yorker, April 10, 2006, pp. 66-71
  2. Annals of Marketing
    Card Tricks
    The New Yorker, April 19, 2004, pp. 106-115
  3. Annals of Showtown: Return of the Mogul
    After more than ten years of contented self-imposed exile from Hollywood, John Calley f...
    The New Yorker, March 21, 1994, pp. 68-87
  4. Appetites: Rest in Pieces
    Life was a feast. Now, how to dispose of the leftovers?
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1983, pp. 70-75
  5. Are You a Difficult Person?
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1989, pp. 73-75
  6. [+]
    The Aristocrat of Three Revolutions (Review)
    Lafayette: A Life, by Andreas Latzko
    1. Lafayette: A Life by Andreas Latzko
    The Saturday Review, February 1, 1936, p. 5
  7. [+]
    Aristocratic Century (Review)
    The Age of Reason, by Robert B. Mowat
    1. The Age of Reason by Robert B. Mowat
    The Saturday Review, March 9, 1935, p. 538
  8. The Art World: The Straddler
    Peter Norton is a software mogul who left the lab behind to embrace worlds he never kne...
    The New Yorker, January 30, 1995, pp. 36-42
  9. Balkan Odyssey (1996)
    6 Reviews
  10. [+]
    The Blameless Prince (Review)
    Albert the Good, and the Victorian Reign, by Hector Bolitho
    1. Albert the Good, and the Victorian Reign by Hector Bolitho
    The Saturday Review, July 2, 1932, p. 815
  11. [+]
    A Born Statesman (Review)
    William Pitt, the Younger, by P.W. Wilson
    1. William Pitt, the Younger by P.W. Wilson
    The Saturday Review, August 2, 1930, p. 20
  12. [+]
    Bringing Up Baby (Review)
    Good Morning, Merry Sunshine, by Bob Greene
    1. Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene
    The New Republic, October 1, 1984, pp. 38-39
  13. Capitalism Observed I: Meet Men in St. Louis
    The people people have a convention convention
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1983, pp. 8-15
  14. Capitalism Observed: The Soul of a New Dessert
    On the cutting edge of pudding technology
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1983, pp. 10-18
  15. Capitalism Observed: Those Who Can't Consult
    Why do experienced executives pay millions for the advice of young punks?
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1982, pp. 8-17
  16. The Chosen One (2001)
    Tiger Woods and the Dilemma of Greatness
    1 Review
  17. Special Political Book Section
    The Cigarette Companies: How They Get Away With Murder, Part II
    Cigarettes haven't gotten less deadly. The companies that make them have gotten better ...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1985, pp. 48-52
  18. Copies in Seconds (2004)
    How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication ...
    2 Reviews
  19. Copies in Seconds
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1986, pp. 64-73
  20. DC Nears a Trash Crisis
    Progressive Review, July 1986, p. 45
  21. [+]
    A Dead Queen Comes to Life (Review)
    Anne of England, by Marie R. Hopkinson
    1. Anne of England by Marie R. Hopkinson
    The Saturday Review, December 15, 1934, p. 370
  22. Democracy Must Work (1984)
    A Trilateral Agenda for the Decade
    1 Review
  23. Dept. of Architecture
    The Anti-Gravity Men
    The New Yorker, June 25, 2007, pp. 70-81
  24. Dreams and Downlines
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1987, pp. 84-87
  25. Ecstasy in Liverpool
    Shrine-hopping in the Holy Land of rock-and-roll
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1983, pp. 42-47
  26. English Philanthropy, 1660-1960 (1964)
    2 Reviews
  27. [+]
    Europe Spenglerized (Review)
    A Cultural History of the Modern Age, by Egon Friedell
    1. A Cultural History of the Modern Age by Egon Friedell
    The Saturday Review, June 28, 1930, p. 1159
  28. The Evidence Store
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1988, pp. 62-66
  29. Face the Future (1981)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  30. The Fifth Estate
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1985, pp. 80-83
  31. A Final Word on The New Republic and Those Cigarette Ads
    Where ethics and profits meet.
    The Washington Monthly, June 1985, pp. 51-53
  32. For Parents: Jim Copp and His Things
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1993, pp. 145-148
  33. [+]
    A Giant of the Last Century (Review)
    Lord Palmerston, by H.C.F. Bell
    1. Lord Palmerston by H.C.F. Bell
    The Saturday Review, August 15, 1936, p. 10
  34. Good Intentions: The Relentless Rise of Anne Wexler
    How she became Washington's Rolodex queen
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1983, pp. 26-34
  35. The Government of Victorian London, 1855-1889 (1982)
    The Metropolitan Board of Works, the Vestries, and the City Corporation
    1 Review
  36. Green Metropolis (2009)
    What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  37. [+]
    Hazards of Fame (Review)
    Adventures in Reputation, by Wilbur C. Abbott
    1. Adventures in Reputation by Wilbur C. Abbott
    The Saturday Review, July 25, 1936, p. 18
  38. [+]
    The Hero As Husband (Review)
    Napoleon's Letters to Marie Louise, by Napoleon
    1. Napoleon's Letters to Marie Louise by Napoleon
    The Saturday Review, May 4, 1935, p. 11
  39. High School (1981)
    Undercover with the Class of '80
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  40. Arts and Leisure
    Home: Do-It-Yourself Videotapes
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1989, pp. 97-101
  41. How They Write the SAT
    It isn't a science. It isn't even an art.
    The Washington Monthly, April 1985, pp. 48-52
  42. Human Rights (1978)
    3 Reviews
  43. In Sickness and in Health (1976)
    1 Review
  44. The Last Days of ETS
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1983, pp. 21-37
  45. [+]
    Life and Letters (Review)
    From Race to Chase
    1. The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
    The New Yorker, June 3, 2002, pp. 50-57
  46. The Making of the Masters (1999)
    Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament
    1 Review
  47. The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning (1988)
    And Other Adventures in American Enterprise
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  48. [+]
    Measure for Measure (Review)
    Measuring America, by Andro Linklater
    1. Measuring America by Andro Linklater
    The New Yorker, October 14, 2002, pp. 212-216
  49. [+]
    Millstones About the Neck of Government (Review)
    The Wicked Uncles, by Roger Fulford
    1. The Wicked Uncles by Roger Fulford
    The Saturday Review, January 20, 1934, p. 426
  50. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Coming of the Welfare State, by Maurice Bruce
    1. The Coming of the Welfare State by Maurice Bruce
    The American Historical Review, October 1962, pp. 114-115
  51. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    Churches and the Working Class in Victorian England, by K.S. Inglis
    1. Churches and the Working Class in Victorian England by K.S. Inglis
    The American Historical Review, January 1964, pp. 436-437
  52. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Age of Equipoise, by W.L. Burn
    1. The Age of Equipoise by W.L. Burn
    The American Historical Review, January 1965, p. 438
  53. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    English History, 1914-1945, by A.J.P. Taylor
    1. English History, 1914-1945 by A.J.P. Taylor
    The American Historical Review, July 1966, pp. 1352-1353
  54. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    William Cobbett: His Thoughts and His Times, by John W. Osborne
    1. William Cobbett: His Thoughts and His Times by John W. Osborne
    The American Historical Review, April 1967, p. 977
  55. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914, by Bertrand Russell
    1. The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell
    The American Historical Review, December 1967, p. 483
  56. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    John Bright: Victorian Reformer, by Herman Ausubel
    1. John Bright: Victorian Reformer by Herman Ausubel
    The American Historical Review, January 1967, p. 590
  57. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    Makers of Modern England, by Giovanni Costigan
    1. Makers of Modern England by Giovanni Costigan
    The American Historical Review, July 1967, p. 1392
  58. [+]
    Modern Europe (Review)
    Castlereagh, by C.J. Bartlett
    1. Castlereagh by C.J. Bartlett
    The American Historical Review, April 1968, p. 1154
  59. [+]
    Modern European History (Review)
    A History of England, by Keith Grahame Feiling
    1. A History of England by Keith Grahame Feiling
    The American Historical Review, October 1951, pp. 121-122
  60. [+]
    Modern European History (Review)
    Huskisson and His Age, by C.R. Fay
    1. Huskisson and His Age by C.R. Fay
    The American Historical Review, April 1952, p. 665
  61. [+]
    Modern European History (Review)
    The Public Career of Sir James Graham, by Arvel B. Erickson
    1. The Public Career of Sir James Graham by Arvel B. Erickson
    The American Historical Review, April 1953, pp. 602-603
  62. [+]
    Modern European History (Review)
    The Life and Times of Sir Edwin Chadwick, by S.E. Finer
    1. The Life and Times of Sir Edwin Chadwick by S.E. Finer
    The American Historical Review, October 1953, p. 108
  63. [+]
    Modern European History (Review)
    The Life of John Stuart Mill, by Michael St. John Packe
    1. The Life of John Stuart Mill by Michael St. John Packe
    The American Historical Review, April 1955, p. 598
  64. [+]
    Modern European History (Review)
    The Politics of English Dissent, by Raymond G. Cowherd
    1. The Politics of English Dissent by Raymond G. Cowherd
    The American Historical Review, April 1957, p. 615
  65. [+]
    Modern European History (Review)
    The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867, by Asa Briggs
    1. The Age of Improvement, 1783-1867 by Asa Briggs
    The American Historical Review, October 1959, pp. 108-109
  66. My Usual Game (1995)
    Adventures in Golf
  67. The NHS and Public Expenditure
    The New Statesman, April 23, 1976, pp. 532-533
  68. None of the Above (1985)
    Behind the Myth of Scholastic Aptitude
    3 Reviews
  69. Notes & Comment: Children and Money
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1998, pp. 18-21
  70. Notes & Comment: Into the Archives
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1994, pp. 26-35
  71. Octane and Knock
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1987, pp. 53-60
  72. Onward and Upward with the Arts: Betting on Broadway
    How do you make it on Broadway? The theatre community has started taking cues from Rocc...
    The New Yorker, June 13, 1994, pp. 60-61
  73. Onward and Upward with the Arts: Looking Out for Kermit
    Wall Street said they couldn't do it, but Jim Henson's children maintained his company ...
    The New Yorker, August 16, 1993, pp. 30-43
  74. Our Far-Flung Correspondents
    The Dark Side
    The New Yorker, August 20, 2007, pp. 28-33
  75. Our Far-Flung Correspondents
    The Ghost Course
    The New Yorker, April 20, 2009, pp. 36-47
  76. Our Local Correspondents
    Concrete Jungle
    The New Yorker, November 10, 2003, pp. 62-71
  77. Our Local Correspondents
    Green Manhattan
    The New Yorker, October 18, 2004, pp. 111-119
  78. Our Local Correspondents
    Playing Out of the Snow
    The New Yorker, March 28, 2005, pp. 26-32
  79. Personal History
    Call Me Loyd
    The New Yorker, February 11, 2008, pp. 84-89
  80. The Politics of Defence (1972)
    1 Review
  81. Profile: Booth Country
    The New Yorker, December 7, 1998, pp. 130-139
  82. Profile: The Sultan of Stuff
    The New Yorker, July 19, 1999, pp. 52-59
  83. Profiles
    Going Solo
    The New Yorker, September 17, 2001, pp. 130-138
  84. Profiles: Taking Humor Seriously
    The New Yorker, March 13, 2000, pp. 64-70
  85. Profiles: The Chosen One
    The New Yorker, August 21, 2000, pp. 106-111
  86. [+]
    Psychology of Dictatorship (Review)
    With Napoleon in Russia, by Armand de Caulaincourt and George Libraire
    1. With Napoleon in Russia by Armand de Caulaincourt and George Libraire
    The Saturday Review, November 30, 1935, p. 5
  87. [+]
    The Report Cards (2 Reviews)
    The Good High School, by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
    1. The Good High School by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
    2. High School by Ernest L. Boyer
    The New Republic, January 23, 1984, pp. 40-41
  88. Reports & Comment
    Marketing: What's Hot, What's Not
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1985, pp. 26-29
  89. Reports & Comment
    Notes: Pfft
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1986, p. 14
  90. Reports & Comment
    Notes: History
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1986, pp. 22-23
  91. Reports & Comment
    Work Marriage
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1987, pp. 22-23
  92. Reports & Comment
    Help for the TV-Shy
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1987, pp. 18-19
  93. Reports & Comment
    Notes: Ephemeral States
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1988, pp. 14-16
  94. Reports & Comment
    Notes: Ephemeral States Update
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1988, pp. 12-13
  95. Reports & Comment
    Business Seeing Red
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1988, pp. 34-38
  96. Reports & Comment
    Notes: The Big Question
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1989, pp. 16-19
  97. Reports & Comment
    Notes: How to Get Rich Quick
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1989, pp. 14-15
  98. Reports & Comment
    Notes: Forced to Have Fun
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1993, pp. 20-21
  99. Reports and Comment
    Notes: The Perfect Job
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1990, pp. 24-25
  100. Reports and Comment
    Tiptonville: Across the Mississippi
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1991, pp. 26-38
  101. [+]
    Reviews (Review)
    The Decline and Fall of British Capitalism, by Keith Hutchison
    1. The Decline and Fall of British Capitalism by Keith Hutchison
    Political Science Quarterly, December 1950, pp. 602-603
  102. [+]
    Reviews (Review)
    Gladstone: A Biography, by Philip Magnus
    1. Gladstone: A Biography by Philip Magnus
    Political Science Quarterly, June 1955, p. 297
  103. [+]
    Book Reviews (2 Reviews)
    The Pursuit of Certainty, by Shirley Robin Letwin
    1. The Pursuit of Certainty by Shirley Robin Letwin
    2. Intellectuals in Politics by Joseph Hamburger
    Political Science Quarterly, June 1966, pp. 307-308
  104. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    Selections from the Smuts Papers, by W. Keith Hancock, Jean Van der Poel, and Jan Smuts...
    1. Selections from the Smuts Papers by W. Keith Hancock, Jean Van der Poel, and Jan Smuts, ...
    Political Science Quarterly, March 1968, pp. 99-100
  105. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    The Troubled Giant, by F.S. Northedge
    1. The Troubled Giant by F.S. Northedge
    Political Science Quarterly, September 1968, pp. 471-472
  106. [+]
    Royal Buccaneer (Review)
    Leopold the Unloved, by Ludwig Bauer
    1. Leopold the Unloved by Ludwig Bauer
    The Saturday Review, February 23, 1935, p. 503
  107. [+]
    Saint Joan as a Human Being (Review)
    Joan of Arc, by Milton Waldman
    1. Joan of Arc by Milton Waldman
    The Saturday Review, October 19, 1935, p. 6
  108. Satellite Television
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1985, pp. 45-59
  109. The Secret Lives of Dentists
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1982, pp. 42-53
  110. Sheetrock and Shellac (2006)
    A Thinking Person's Guide to the Art and Science of Home Improvement
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  111. Shouts & Murmurs
    No Thanks
    The New Yorker, December 18, 1995, pp. 128-130
  112. Shouts & Murmurs
    Virtual Friends
    The New Yorker, November 20, 1995, pp. 124-126
  113. Shouts & Murmurs
    Ripoff!
    The New Yorker, February 22, 1999, pp. 76-77
  114. Shouts & Murmurs
    Here's a Really Great Idea
    The New Yorker, November 1, 1999, p. 61
  115. Shouts & Murmurs
    How I'm Doing
    The New Yorker, July 3, 2000, p. 33
  116. Shouts & Murmurs
    What Happened to My Money?
    The New Yorker, May 15, 2000, pp. 48-49
  117. Shouts & Murmurs
    Popularity
    The New Yorker, July 8, 2002, p. 33
  118. Shouts & Murmurs
    Remake
    The New Yorker, April 21, 2003, p. 105
  119. Shouts & Murmurs
    A Naturalist's Notes
    The New Yorker, August 11, 2003, p. 35
  120. Shouts & Murmurs
    8 Simple Rules for Dating My Ex-Wife
    The New Yorker, January 12, 2004, p. 41
  121. Shouts & Murmurs
    Passing
    The New Yorker, April 2, 2007, p. 39
  122. Shouts & Murmurs
    My Airline
    The New Yorker, July 7, 2008, pp. 49-51
  123. The Sporting Scene
    Swinging
    The New Yorker, April 12, 1999, pp. 52-55
  124. The Sporting Scene
    Swinging in Morocco
    The New Yorker, May 21, 2001, pp. 52-59
  125. The Sporting Scene
    Title IX Babies
    The New Yorker, May 15, 2006, pp. 44-47
  126. State-of-the-Art Panhandling
    Forget about charity---extracting $350 million requires a well-oiled fund-raising machine
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1982, pp. 35-45
  127. Stuck (2003 Film)
  128. The Talk of the Town
    Deeds - This Old House
    The New Yorker, September 4, 2006, p. 40
  129. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Economy vs. Environment
    The New Yorker, March 30, 2009, p. 21
  130. Ten Years Behind the Plate
    Progressive Review, July 1986, pp. 36-38
  131. Testing, Testing
    The New Republic, June 4, 1984, pp. 12-13
  132. Travel: A Scottish Pilgrimage
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1993, pp. 113-116
  133. Travel: Innocents Abroad
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1996, pp. 46-50
  134. The Critics
    [+]
    Turning Tricks (Review)
    The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats, by Edward McPherson
    1. The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats by Edward McPherson
    The New Yorker, September 17, 2007, pp. 90-93
  135. [+]
    Twinkies (2 Reviews)
    "And So It Goes", by Linda Ellerbee
    1. "And So It Goes" by Linda Ellerbee
    2. Good Morning, I'm Joan Lunden by Joan Lunden and Ardy Friedberg
    The New Republic, March 30, 1987, pp. 35-36
  136. [+]
    Under Two Queens (2 Reviews)
    The Reign of Elizabeth, 1558-1603, by J.B. Black
    1. The Reign of Elizabeth, 1558-1603 by J.B. Black
    2. England, 1870-1914 by Robert C.K. Ensor
    The Saturday Review, January 2, 1937, p. 10
  137. [+]
    United Kingdom and Ireland (Review)
    The Friendly Societies in England, 1815-1875, by P.H.J.H. Gosden
    1. The Friendly Societies in England, 1815-1875 by P.H.J.H. Gosden
    The American Historical Review, April 1962, p. 772
  138. The Walls Around Us
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1987, pp. 71-83
  139. Where Toys Come From
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1986, pp. 64-79
  140. At 6's & 7's, Between Nine & Twelve
    Encounter, January 1979, pp. 20-25
  141. No Items Found