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The Real Deal About Indians

Accurately understanding American history might be the best future protection against repeating past mistakes.

A Third Wave for Civil Rights

If the United States is to be “great again”—or, truly great for the first time ever for all of its citizens—the country must admit with stark honesty to what it has been.

On Art, Sex, and Opera

A memoir, manual, and novel look at history, relationships, and personal drive.

Be East Bay: January Events

The Harlem Globetrotters run circles around the competition. Plus, check out the History Mystery Tour aboard the USS Hornet and more.

Michael Lewis’ Departure From Logic

This time the best-selling Berkeley author debunks gut instincts.

Dave Newhouse Keeps Busy Writing Books

The beloved Oakland Tribune sports writer and columnist wrote his last column in 2011 but writes just as much these days.

One Tough Cookie

Women and girls in particular might scrutinize Barbara Boxer’s tactics and achievements and use them as inspiration.

Rad Women, Deep Cover, and a Filipino Folktale

Three books from authors explore feminists, the CIA, and folk fantasy.

Rollicking Chabonesque Historical Fiction Awaits

The Berkeley writer’s latest is an angry work, but readers will remember more than that.

Telling Secrets

Michael Chabon’s latest memoir traces its roots to his grandfather.