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A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

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A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

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A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

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At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

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There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

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Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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The New York Review of Books Archives
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    Total Archives: 39 Years, 731 Issues, 11,334 Articles, 41,633pp
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      (Review)
      Europe, Europe, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
      1. Europe, Europe by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
      The New York Review of Books
      , September 28, 1989, pp. 13-15
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      (2 Reviews)
      The African Experience, by Roland Oliver
      1. The African Experience by Roland Oliver
      2. The Scramble for Africa by Thomas Pakenham
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 11, 1992, pp. 26-29
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      (3 Reviews)
      All the Bright Young Men and Women, by Josef Skvorecky
      1. All the Bright Young Men and Women by Josef Skvorecky
      2. Political Grouping in the Czechoslovak Reform Movement by Vladimir V. Kusin
      3. Reform Rule in Czchoslovakia by Galia Golan
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 5, 1973, pp. 34-35
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      (5 Reviews)
      The Guinea Pigs, by Ludvik Vaculik
      1. The Guinea Pigs by Ludvik Vaculik
      2. The Axe by Ludvik Vaculik
      3. The Politics of Culture by Antonin J. Liehm
      4. The Czechoslovak Reform Movement by Galia Golan
      5. The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia by E.J. Czerwinski and Jaroslaw Piekalki...
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 10, 1972, pp. 16-18
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      (Review)
      Victorian Murderesses, by Mary S. Hartman
      1. Victorian Murderesses by Mary S. Hartman
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 12, 1977, p. 34
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      (Review)
      The Periodic Table, by Primo Levi
      1. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
      The New York Review of Books
      , January 17, 1985, pp. 8-9
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      (Review)
      Montgomery of Alamein, by Arthur G.J. Chalfont
      1. Montgomery of Alamein by Arthur G.J. Chalfont
      The New York Review of Books
      , September 30, 1976, p. 30
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      (Review)
      Anthills of the Savannah, by Chinua Achebe
      1. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 3, 1988, pp. 3-5
      1. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 24, 1983, pp. 13-15
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      (Review)
      The Old School Tie, by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
      1. The Old School Tie by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
      The New York Review of Books
      , September 28, 1978, pp. 58-59
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      (Review)
      The City Builder, by George Konrad
      1. The City Builder by George Konrad
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 9, 1978, p. 31
    11. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt
      1. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
      2. Goodbye to Catholic Ireland by Mary Kenny
      The New York Review of Books
      , July 17, 1997, pp. 24-26
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      (Review)
      The Wall of the Plague, by Andre Brink
      1. The Wall of the Plague by Andre Brink
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 25, 1985, p. 55
    13. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Search for a Third Way, by Heinz Brandt
      1. The Search for a Third Way by Heinz Brandt
      2. Our Own People by Elisabeth K. Poretsky
      3. Men in Prison by Victor Serge
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 13, 1970, p. 11
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      (3 Reviews)
      Young Adolf, by Beryl Bainbridge
      1. Young Adolf by Beryl Bainbridge
      2. The Confessions of Josef Baisz by Dan Jacobson
      3. King of the Jews by Leslie Epstein
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 5, 1979, pp. 27-28
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      (4 Reviews)
      The Nazi Doctors, by Robert Jay Lifton
      1. The Nazi Doctors by Robert Jay Lifton
      2. Mengele by Gerald L. Posner and John Ware #2
      3. Auschwitz by Miklos Nyiszli
      4. Letters from Westerbork by Etty Hillesum
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 28, 1987, pp. 29-34
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Red and the White, by Edgar Morin
      1. The Red and the White by Edgar Morin
      2. The Other Germans by Hans Axel Holm
      3. After Hitler by Jurgen Neven-Du Mont
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 8, 1971, pp. 24-25
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      (3 Reviews)
      Honecker and the New Politics of Europe, by Heinz Lippmann
      1. Honecker and the New Politics of Europe by Heinz Lippmann
      2. The Changing Party Elite in East Germany by Peter Christian Ludz
      3. Behind the Berlin Wall by Steven Kelman
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 8, 1973, p. 31
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      (Review)
      The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat, by Ryszard Kapuscinski
      1. The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard Kapuscinski
      The New York Review of Books
      , August 18, 1983, p. 3
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      (Review)
      Reporting, by David Remnick
      1. Reporting by David Remnick
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 21, 2006, pp. 48-53