Magazine article Newsweek

12 for 2012

Magazine article Newsweek

12 for 2012

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Byline: Malcolm Jones and Lucas Wittmann

From the real Putin to a hedge-fund thriller, forthcoming books not to miss.

Bringing Up Bebe

By Pamela Druckerman

WHAT Amy Chua did for Tiger Mothers, Pamela Druckerman promises to do for French parents. A book sure to generate controversy for her strong case for the Gallic way of parenting. (February)

The Man Without a Face

By Masha Gessen

As Russians take to the streets to protest their once and future president, Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen steps into the fray with a perceptive account of the new czar. (March)

The Social Conquest of Earth

By Edward O. Wilson

One of the greatest scientists alive delivers his magnum opus: a book that proposes nothing less than a new way of looking at life by saying that group, not kin, selection has determined human evolution. (April)

The Passage of Power

By Robert A. Caro

The fourth volume of Caro's monumental biography follows Lyndon Johnson's rise to the vice presidency, through the ordeal of the Kennedy assassination and then to the presidency. (May)


By Jonah Lehrer

From the fiendishly clever Lehrer, a delightful examination of the science of creativity--and how we can all learn how to be more creative. (March)

Behind The Beautiful Forevers

By Katherine Boo

In a deeply reported account by Pulitzer Prize winner Boo, the vicissitudes of modern Mumbai are revealed through the intimate story of one slum community within sight of awesome luxury. …

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