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  1. Books & the Arts
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    All You Need Is a Girl and a Gun (Review)
    Godard, by Colin MacCabe
    1. Godard by Colin MacCabe
    The Nation, February 9, 2004, pp. 23-25
  2. America in the Dark (1977)
    Hollywood and the Gift of Unreality
    2 Reviews
  3. [+]
    A Appetite for Liebling (2 Reviews)
    Just Enough Liebling, by A.J. Liebling
    1. Just Enough Liebling by A.J. Liebling
    2. Mollie and Other War Pieces by A.J. Liebling
    The Nation, December 13, 2004, pp. 19-21
  4. [+]
    An Army Up in Arms (2 Reviews)
    The French Army: A Military-Political History, by Paul-Marie de La Gorce
    1. The French Army: A Military-Political History by Paul-Marie de La Gorce
    2. Dare Call It Treason by Richard M. Watt
    The Nation, March 16, 1963, p. 232
  5. Basis for a New Political Philosophy
    The Nation, March 16, 1957, pp. 233-234
  6. The Big Sleep (1997)
    1 Review
  7. A Biographical Dictionary of Film (1976)
    (A Biographical Dictionary of the Cinema)
    3 Reviews
  8. [+]
    The Birth of the Movies (Review)
    D.W. Griffith: An American Life, by Richard Schickel
    1. D.W. Griffith: An American Life by Richard Schickel
    The New Republic, April 23, 1984, pp. 30-32
  9. [+]
    Books: Gloriously Ugly (Review)
    Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor, by Simon Callow
    1. Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor by Simon Callow
    The New Yorker, July 25, 1988, pp. 87-94
  10. [+]
    The British Invasion (3 Reviews)
    The Lion Roars: Ken Russell on Film, by Ken Russell
    1. The Lion Roars: Ken Russell on Film by Ken Russell
    2. Million-Dollar Movie by Michael Powell
    3. Modern Nature by Derek Jarman
    The New Republic, April 25, 1994, p. 39
  11. [+]
    Chick-Chicky-Boom (Review)
    Ball of Fire, by Stefan Kanfer
    1. Ball of Fire by Stefan Kanfer
    The New Republic, September 29, 2003, pp. 34-37
  12. [+]
    Chinamen (Review)
    Charlie Chan, by Yunte Huang
    1. Charlie Chan by Yunte Huang
    The New Republic, September 2, 2010, pp. 28-30
  13. Correspondence
    First Things, February 1995, pp. 2-6
  14. [+]
    Dead Sunny Afternoons (Review)
    The Golden West, by Daniel Fuchs
    1. The Golden West by Daniel Fuchs
    The New Republic, June 6, 2005, pp. 42-45
  15. [+]
    Death Kit (Review)
    A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005, by Annie Leibovitz
    1. A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 by Annie Leibovitz
    The New Republic, February 12, 2007, pp. 26-27
  16. [+]
    Deathworks (2 Reviews)
    Exquisite Corpse, by Mark Nelson and Sarah Hudson Bayliss
    1. Exquisite Corpse by Mark Nelson and Sarah Hudson Bayliss
    2. Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel
    The New Republic, September 25, 2006, pp. 37-41
  17. Democracy in France (1946)
    The Third and Fourth Republics
    6 Reviews
  18. Democracy Today
    The Nation, May 26, 1956, pp. 451-453
  19. The Democratic Ideal in France and England (1940)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  20. East of Magna Charta
    The Nation, January 17, 1959, pp. 49-50
  21. England in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914 (1951)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  22. Equality (1949)
    2 Reviews
  23. The Era of Violence, 1898-1945 (1960)
    The New Cambridge Modern History, Vol. XII
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  24. [+]
    The Fanatic (Review)
    Truffaut, by Antoine de Baecque and Serge Toubiana
    1. Truffaut by Antoine de Baecque and Serge Toubiana
    The New Republic, June 7, 1999, pp. 46-47
  25. [+]
    Fans and Fantasies (Review)
    Intimate Strangers, by Richard Schickel
    1. Intimate Strangers by Richard Schickel
    The New Republic, May 27, 1985, pp. 31-33
  26. [+]
    Fields of Dreams (Review)
    W.C. Fields: A Biography, by James Curtis
    1. W.C. Fields: A Biography by James Curtis
    The New Republic, May 26, 2003, pp. 35-37
  27. [+]
    Follow the Money (3 Reviews)
    Down and Dirty Pictures, by Peter Biskind
    1. Down and Dirty Pictures by Peter Biskind
    2. Open Wide by Dade Hayes and Jonathan Bing
    3. Blockbuster by Tom Shone
    The New Republic, October 4, 2004, pp. 26-28
  28. [+]
    Fool Britannia (Review)
    Mainly About Lindsay Anderson, by Gavin Lambert
    1. Mainly About Lindsay Anderson by Gavin Lambert
    The New Republic, November 20, 2000, pp. 38-39
  29. [+]
    General (Review)
    The Age of the Democratic Revolution, by R.R. Palmer
    1. The Age of the Democratic Revolution by R.R. Palmer
    The American Historical Review, January 1960, p. 337
  30. [+]
    A Genius and His Ghosts (Review)
    My Last Sigh, by Luis Bunuel
    1. My Last Sigh by Luis Bunuel
    The New Republic, October 31, 1983, pp. 26-27
  31. [+]
    The Genius As Swine (Review)
    Fassbinder: Film Maker, by Ronald Hayman
    1. Fassbinder: Film Maker by Ronald Hayman
    The New Republic, December 31, 1984, pp. 36-37
  32. [+]
    Giving Satisfaction (Review)
    Nobody's Perfect, by Anthony Lane
    1. Nobody's Perfect by Anthony Lane
    The New Republic, October 21, 2002, pp. 30-31
  33. [+]
    Go Down, Moses (Review)
    In the Arena: An Autobiography, by Charlton Heston
    1. In the Arena: An Autobiography by Charlton Heston
    The New Republic, October 30, 1995, pp. 43-45
  34. Gonorha (1923)
  35. [+]
    The Greatest Show in Town (Review)
    Empire of Dreams, by Scott Eyman
    1. Empire of Dreams by Scott Eyman
    The New York Review of Books, September 30, 2010, pp. 61-62
  36. "Have You Seen...?" (2008)
    A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
    1 Review
  37. [+]
    Hell and High Water (Review)
    A Third Face, by Samuel Fuller, Christa Lang Fuller, and Jerome Henry Rudes, ...
    1. A Third Face by Samuel Fuller, Christa Lang Fuller, and Jerome Henry Rudes, ...
    The New Republic, January 27, 2003, pp. 33-37
  38. [+]
    The Hero Worshipper (Review)
    Fire, by Sebastian Junger
    1. Fire by Sebastian Junger
    The New Republic, November 5, 2001, pp. 35-37
  39. History Today
    Encounter, May 1965, pp. 61-66
  40. [+]
    How False Was My Valley (Review)
    Print the Legend, by Scott Eyman
    1. Print the Legend by Scott Eyman
    The New Republic, January 31, 2000, pp. 40-41
  41. [+]
    I Act, Therefore I Am (Review)
    Olivier, by Terry Coleman
    1. Olivier by Terry Coleman
    The Nation, December 5, 2005, pp. 30-33
  42. [+]
    I Leica Danger (Review)
    Blood and Champagne, by Alex Kershaw
    1. Blood and Champagne by Alex Kershaw
    The New Republic, August 18, 2003, pp. 31-33
  43. In Nevada (1999)
    The Land, the People, God, and Chance
    4 Reviews
  44. In the Shining Mountains (1980)
    1 Review
  45. Articles
    Legions of Despair: The French Army in Revolt
    The Nation, June 21, 1958, pp. 556-557
  46. [+]
    A Life at the Races (2 Reviews)
    Groucho, by Stefan Kanfer
    1. Groucho by Stefan Kanfer
    2. Monkey Business by Simon Louvish
    The New Republic, September 11, 2000, pp. 34-36
  47. [+]
    Locomotion (Review)
    River of Shadows, by Rebecca Solnit
    1. River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit
    The New Republic, March 31, 2003, pp. 34-37
  48. [+]
    The Lying Game (3 Reviews)
    Behind the Oscar, by Anthony Holden
    1. Behind the Oscar by Anthony Holden
    2. Merchant of Dreams by Charles Higham
    3. Alternate Oscars by Danny Peary
    The New Republic, April 12, 1993, pp. 39-40
  49. [+]
    The M Factor (Review)
    The Lost One, by Stephen D. Youngkin
    1. The Lost One by Stephen D. Youngkin
    The New Republic, September 26, 2005, pp. 32-33
  50. [+]
    The Man Who Loved Movies (Review)
    A Passion for Films, by Richard Roud
    1. A Passion for Films by Richard Roud
    The New Republic, October 3, 1983, pp. 30-31
  51. [+]
    Marvelously Selfish (Review)
    Kazan on Directing, by Robert Cornfield and Elia Kazan
    1. Kazan on Directing by Robert Cornfield and Elia Kazan
    The New Republic, June 17, 2009, pp. 45-47
  52. Miracles and Melancholy
    The New Republic, March 31, 1986, pp. 25-29
  53. [+]
    The Mogul Empire (Review)
    Irving Thalberg, by Mark A. Vieira
    1. Irving Thalberg by Mark A. Vieira
    The New Republic, March 25, 2010, pp. 36-37
  54. The Moment of Psycho (2009)
    How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder
    1 Review
  55. Movie Man (1967)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  56. [+]
    Murder in the North (Review)
    The Red Riding Trilogy (2010 Film), by Anand Tucker, James Marsh, and Julian Jarrold
    1. The Red Riding Trilogy (2010 Film) by Anand Tucker, James Marsh, and Julian Jarrold
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 2010, pp. 32-33
  57. Musings Among the Heather (1881)
    Being Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect
  58. Must History Stay Nationalist?
    Encounter, June 1968, pp. 22-28
  59. [+]
    My Unfunny Valentine (Review)
    Deep in a Dream, by James Gavin
    1. Deep in a Dream by James Gavin
    The New Republic, June 17, 2002, pp. 38-41
  60. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2002)
    3 Reviews
  61. Nicole Kidman (2006)
    1 Review
  62. [+]
    The Observer as Hero (Review)
    Isherwood: A Life Revealed, by Peter Parker
    1. Isherwood: A Life Revealed by Peter Parker
    The New Republic, March 21, 2005, pp. 29-31
  63. [+]
    Odd Coupls (Review)
    Sontag and Kael: Opposites Attract Me, by Craig Seligman
    1. Sontag and Kael: Opposites Attract Me by Craig Seligman
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 2004, pp. 159-163
  64. Overexposures (1981)
    The Crisis in American Filmmaking
    1 Review
  65. Patterns of Peacemaking (1947)
    1 Review
  66. The People of the Sea (1954)
    A Journey in Search of the Seal Legend
    2 Reviews
  67. [+]
    A Picture Chap (Review)
    Beyond the Epic, by Gene D. Phillips
    1. Beyond the Epic by Gene D. Phillips
    The New Republic, November 13, 2006, pp. 34-35
  68. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Politics and the Good Citizen (Review)
    Sovereignty: An Inquiry Into the Political Good, by Bertrand de Jouvenel
    1. Sovereignty: An Inquiry Into the Political Good by Bertrand de Jouvenel
    The Nation, February 8, 1958, p. 122
  69. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Raw and Ruthless Years (Review)
    The Decline and Fall of Lloyd George, by Max A. Beaverbrook
    1. The Decline and Fall of Lloyd George by Max A. Beaverbrook
    The Nation, May 25, 1963, p. 445
  70. [+]
    Rebel With a Cause (2 Reviews)
    Nicholas Ray: An American Journey, by Bernard Eisenschitz
    1. Nicholas Ray: An American Journey by Bernard Eisenschitz
    2. I Was Interrupted by Nicholas Ray and Susan Ray
    The New Republic, August 16, 1993, pp. 37-39
  71. [+]
    Reconsideration: The Whole Hell Catalog (4 Reviews)
    A Hell of a Woman, by Jim Thompson
    1. A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson
    2. The Getaway by Jim Thompson
    3. Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson
    4. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
    The New Republic, April 15, 1985, pp. 37-41
  72. [+]
    Reel Time (Review)
    Flickers, by Gilbert Adair
    1. Flickers by Gilbert Adair
    The New Republic, December 2, 1996, pp. 58-59
  73. Rosebud (1996)
    The Story of Orson Welles
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  74. [+]
    Saint Lulu (Review)
    Louise Brooks, by Barry Paris
    1. Louise Brooks by Barry Paris
    The New Republic, December 25, 1989, pp. 38-41
  75. [+]
    The Scene-Maker (Review)
    Elia Kazan: A Life, by Elia Kazan
    1. Elia Kazan: A Life by Elia Kazan
    The New Republic, May 9, 1988, pp. 34-35
  76. Science and Democracy
    Key to Modern Politics
    The Nation, September 10, 1955, pp. 222-223
  77. [+]
    The Sheltering Shy (Review)
    Untold Stories, by Alan Bennett
    1. Untold Stories by Alan Bennett
    The Nation, May 29, 2006, pp. 40-45
  78. [+]
    Short Cuts (Review)
    Robert Altman: The Oral Biography, by Mitchell Zuckoff
    1. Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Mitchell Zuckoff
    The New Republic, October 21, 2009, pp. 53-55
  79. Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick (1992)
    1 Review
  80. Silver Light (1990)
  81. Socialism in Evolution
    The Nation, September 22, 1956, pp. 241-242
  82. [+]
    Spellbound (2 Reviews)
    Hollywood on the Couch, by Stephen Farber and Marc Green
    1. Hollywood on the Couch by Stephen Farber and Marc Green
    2. Bombshell: The Life and Death of Jean Harlow by David Stenn
    The New Republic, December 27, 1993, pp. 34-35
  83. Suspects (1985)
    2 Reviews
  84. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    Testament of a Socialist (Review)
    Contemporary Capitalism, by John Strachey
    1. Contemporary Capitalism by John Strachey
    The Nation, September 1, 1956, p. 182
  85. [+]
    Tough Mouth (Review)
    Playland, by John Gregory Dunne
    1. Playland by John Gregory Dunne
    The New Republic, August 22, 1994, pp. 35-37
  86. [+]
    Treasure of the Sierra Padre (Review)
    The Hustons, by Lawrence Grobel
    1. The Hustons by Lawrence Grobel
    The New Republic, January 29, 1990, pp. 39-40
  87. Two Frenchmen (1952)
    Pierre Laval and Charles de Gaulle
    1 Review
  88. Visual Magic (1991)
  89. [+]
    Voices Carry (Review)
    Fast-Talking Dames, by Maria DiBattista
    1. Fast-Talking Dames by Maria DiBattista
    The New Republic, August 13, 2001, pp. 38-41
  90. Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes (1987)
    A Life and a Story
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  91. [+]
    The Watcher (Review)
    The Hitchcock Murders, by Peter Conrad
    1. The Hitchcock Murders by Peter Conrad
    The New Republic, October 1, 2001, pp. 37-40
  92. [+]
    When Looks Could Kill (Review)
    Ava Gardner: "Love Is Nothing", by Lee Server
    1. Ava Gardner: "Love Is Nothing" by Lee Server
    The New Republic, June 5, 2006, pp. 35-37
  93. The Whole Equation (2005)
    A History of Hollywood
    3 Reviews
  94. Wild Excursions (1972)
    The Life and Fiction of Laurence Sterne
    1 Review
  95. [+]
    Wishin' and Mopin' (Review)
    Dusty! Queen of the Postmods, by Annie J. Randall
    1. Dusty! Queen of the Postmods by Annie J. Randall
    The New Republic, April 1, 2009, p. 43
  96. World History from 1914 to 1961 (1955)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  97. World History, 1914-1968 (1964)
    1 Review
  98. [+]
    "You Used To Be In Pictures" (Review)
    Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America, by Peter Biskind
    1. Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America by Peter Biskind
    The New Republic, May 13, 2010, pp. 34-36
  99. The Zone of Hunger
    The Nation, January 10, 1959, pp. 31-33
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