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TRIUMPHS OF EXPERIENCE:
The Men of the Harvard Grant Study.
By George E. Vaillant. Harvard Univ. Press. 457 pp. $27.95

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A DISABILITY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
By Kim E. Nielsen.
Beacon Press. 240 pp. $25.95

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THE BARBAROUS YEARS:
The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600–1675.
By Bernard Bailyn.
Knopf. 640 pp. $35

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ONE BILLION HUNGRY:
Can We Feed the World?
By Gordon Conway.
Cornell Univ. Press. 439 pp. $24.95

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EVERY LOVE STORY IS A GHOST STORY:
A Life of David Foster Wallace.
By D. T. Max.
Viking. 356 pp. $27.95

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THE GENERALS:
American Military Command From World War II to Today.
By Thomas E. Ricks.
Penguin Press. 576 pp. $32.95

THE STORY OF AMERICA:
Essays on Origins.
By Jill Lepore.
Princeton Univ. Press. 416 pp. $27.95

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AMERICA THE PHILOSOPHICAL.
By Carlin Romano.
Knopf. 672 pp. $35

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PSYCHOLOGY’S GHOSTS:
The Crisis in the Profession and the Way Back.
By Jerome Kagan.
Yale Univ. Press. 392 pp. $32

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WORDS LIKE LOADED PISTOLS:
Rhetoric From Aristotle to Obama.
By Sam Leith.
Basic Books. 312 pp. $26.99

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