What Birnbaum’s Reading – February 2005

Christopher Hitchens‘s introduction to his Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

“The Crime that Never Was” from Charles D’Ambrosia’s essay collection, Orphans

Colm Toibin’s New York Times Book Review piece on Hitchens’s Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

A Century of November by WD Wetherell

An Uncommon Man by Francine Prose

Articles of War by Nick Arvin

The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One Man’s Struggle With the Monthly Tide of the Books He’s Bought and the Books He’s Been Meaning to Read by Nick Hornby

Born Losers: A History of Failure in America by Scott Sandage

“The Secrets of my Success” by Jim Crace in the Guardian (5 February 2005)

“Around the Block with A.J. Liebling” by Joseph Epstein, in Commentary magazine (December 2004)

“Me and Big Media” by Ani Di Franco in The Nation (7 Jan 2005)

The Death of Demand: Finding Growth in A Saturated Global Economy by Tom Ostenton

“Beyond Good and Evil” [on Imre Kertez] by John Banville in The New York Review of Books (31 Jan 2005)

Kent Haruf‘s Life on the Plains, Op-Ed in The New York Times
(25 December 2004)

“What I Heard about Iraq” by Eliot Weinberger in the London Review of Books (3 February 2005)

-Robert Birnbaum

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