Roderick Conway Morris,"Lucas Cranach: Artist to the Churchmen," NYT, 25 November, and Jackie Wullschlager,"An Old Master who echoes our times," Financial Times, 26 November, review"Cranach: A Different Renaissance," an exhibit at the Galleria Borghese in Rome.
Fred Kaplan,"The emancipation of Honest Abe," Washington Post, 26 November, reviews Eric Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.
Judith Shulevitz,"Samuel Clemens' Secret," Slate, 23 November, reviews Harriet E. Smith, ed., Autobiography of Mark Twain; and Geoffrey C. Ward,"A Headlong Life," NYT, 26 November, reviews Edmund Morris's Colonel Roosevelt.
James Woudhuysen,"When Churchill starved India," Spiked Review of Books, 26 November, reviews Madhusree Mukerjee's Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India During World War II.
Joshua Rubenstein,"The Devils' Playground," NYT, 26 November, reviews Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin; and Geoffrey Wheatcroft,"Path of Least Resistance," NYT, 26 November, reviews Alan Ridings's And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris.
Sheila Fitzpatrick,"A Spy in the Archives," LRB, 2 December, recalls her first experience doing research in Moscow.
George Packer,"Dead Certain," New Yorker, 29 November, reviews George W. Bush's Decision Points.
- Heffron, of WWII's Band of Brothers, Dies at 90
- Fully 70 percent of films from silent era are lost, according to Library of Congress report
- "Secret" Labyrinth of Tunnels under Rome Mapped
- Florida Tribe Re-Creates Daring Escape From The Trail Of Tears
- Evolution, Civil War history entwine in plant fossil with a tragic past