Chronicles Magazine Book Review

Birth of a Non-Nation

In the United States, liberation from foreign domination and liberation from the past were largely the result of the American Revolution, which was spontaneous in origin, successful, moderate in its outcome, and supported by a considerable part...

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    Horror of Home

    Travel writing in the post-World War II era gradually became the prosaic stuff of Sunday newspaper supplements, nothing more than Baedeker-type guides to fancy hotels and chic restaurants in foreign capitals.

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    Kissing the Toad

    John Richardson, the brilliant biographer of Picasso, resembles (by his own account) those charming and attractive young men of limited means and boundless ambition who use any means to make their way in the world.

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