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How a doppelgänger foiled a secret Nazi plot to shoot a plane carrying precious cargo out of the sky
“My fan mail is enormous—everybody is under six”: on the American sculptor’s complicated relationship with his admirers
Commune of the Flies
Six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months. It turned out very differently than William Golding’s terrifying novel
In her new novel, Curtis Sittenfeld reimagines the life of Hillary without Bill
After Ari, Jackie O spent 20 years in book publishing. A friend of hers remembers that largely overlooked time
Triumph of the Willing
On the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s defeat, what can William Shirer’s epic history, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, teach us about today?
A new book captures the enduring allure of swimming pools
Found in Translation
How did a now forgotten masterpiece of American literature become so beloved by Italians?
Head in the Clouds
How Charlie Mackesy accidentally wrote a best-seller and became a social-media sensation in his 50s
From Dante to Natalia Ginzburg, the publisher and poet celebrates the glorious literary history of a hurting country