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Sam Tanenhaus is the editor of both The New York Times Book Review and the Week in Review section of the Times. From 1999 to 2004 he was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he wrote often on politics. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and many other publications. Tanenhaus's previous book, Whittaker Chambers: A Biography, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.


Core American values are at the heart of this perfect storm of change. They're unleashing economic forces and political forces around the world. They're positive forces of change, but we have to understand them and guide them and direct them, based on this heritage and the core principles.

- Scott Massey
Renewing American Culture


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"Running With Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs

"Size Matters" by Joel Miller

"The Bedford Boys" by Alex Kershaw
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