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"Equivalents" book cover.

Campus

A room of one’s own

‘The Equivalents’ follows Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, Barbara Swan, and Marianna Pineda through the birth of Radcliffe Institute and the modern women’s movement

"Tightrope" book cover.

World

How America went astray

In their new book, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn return to Kristof’s rural Oregon hometown to find the roots of white working-class anger

"The Education of an Idealist" book cover.

World

Like a fish out of a war zone

In an excerpt from her just-released memoir, Samantha Power recalls her experience going from Balkans war correspondent to Law School student — and her stumbles along the way