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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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Year 1998 Archives
The New York Review of Books Archives
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  • The New York Review of Books
    Total Archives: 39 Years, 731 Issues, 11,334 Articles, 41,633pp
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      (Review)
      The Shape of the River, by William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
      1. The Shape of the River by William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 22, 1998, pp. 91-104
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      (Review)
      Africa: A Biography of the Continent, by John Reader
      1. Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 17, 1998, pp. 64-72
    3. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      An Obsession with Anne Frank, by Lawrence Graver
      1. An Obsession with Anne Frank by Lawrence Graver
      2. The Stolen Legacy of Anne Frank by Ralph Melnick
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 19, 1998, pp. 4-7
    4. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      Johannes Brahms: A Biography, by Jan Swafford
      1. Johannes Brahms: A Biography by Jan Swafford
      2. Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters by Styra Avins and Johannes Brahms
      3. Brahms Studies 2 by David Brodbeck
      4. Brahms: The Four Symphonies by Walter Frisch
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 22, 1998, pp. 64-68
    5. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      The Islamist Challenge in Algeria, by Michael Willis
      1. The Islamist Challenge in Algeria by Michael Willis
      2. The Agony of Algeria by Martin Stone
      3. Unbowed: An Algerian Woman Confronts Islamic Fundamentalism by Khalida Messaoudi and Elisabeth Schemla
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 23, 1998, pp. 27-36
    6. [+]
      (Review)
      God and the American Writer, by Alfred Kazin
      1. God and the American Writer by Alfred Kazin
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 26, 1998, pp. 25-28
    7. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      His Eminence of Los Angeles, by Francis J. Weber
      1. His Eminence of Los Angeles by Francis J. Weber
      2. The History of Forgetting by Norman M. Klein
      3. Catholic Bishops by John Tracy Ellis
      4. American Catholic by Charles R. Morris
      5. The Powers That Be by David Halberstam
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 28, 1998, pp. 17-23
    8. [+]
      (Review)
      The Factory of Facts, by Luc Sante
      1. The Factory of Facts by Luc Sante
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 26, 1998, pp. 34-39
    9. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, by Sylvain Laveissiere
      1. Pierre-Paul Prud'hon by Sylvain Laveissiere
      2. Augustin Pajou, Royal Sculptor by James David Draper and Guilhem Scherf
      The New York Review of Books
      , March 5, 1998, pp. 35-38
    10. The Collapse and the Cure
      1. Pierre-Paul Prud'hon by Sylvain Laveissiere
      2. Augustin Pajou, Royal Sculptor by James David Draper and Guilhem Scherf
      The New York Review of Books
      , February 5, 1998, pp. 22-26
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      (Review)
      The Warrior's Honor, by Michael Ignatieff
      1. The Warrior's Honor by Michael Ignatieff
      The New York Review of Books
      , May 28, 1998, pp. 39-42
    12. [+]
      (Review)
      The Time of Our Time, by Norman Mailer
      1. The Time of Our Time by Norman Mailer
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 22, 1998, pp. 27-30
    13. [+]
      (Review)
      Closed Chambers, by Edward Lazarus
      1. Closed Chambers by Edward Lazarus
      The New York Review of Books
      , October 8, 1998, pp. 15-17
    14. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      A Collector's Cabinet, by Arthur K. Wheelock
      1. A Collector's Cabinet by Arthur K. Wheelock
      2. Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park
      3. Special Cases by Rosamond Purcell
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 5, 1998, pp. 14-18
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      (5 Reviews)
      A History of Us, by Joy Hakim
      1. A History of Us by Joy Hakim
      2. Build Our Nation
      3. America's Story by Richard G. Boehm
      4. Our United States
      5. United States
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 11, 1998, pp. 15-20
    16. (Verse)
      1. A History of Us by Joy Hakim
      2. Build Our Nation
      3. America's Story by Richard G. Boehm
      4. Our United States
      5. United States
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 5, 1998, p. 46
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      (4 Reviews)
      Many Thousands Gone, by Ira Berlin
      1. Many Thousands Gone by Ira Berlin
      2. Slave Counterpoint by Philip D. Morgan
      3. Remembering Slavery by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven ...
      4. Africans in America by Charles Richard Johnson and Patricia ...
      The New York Review of Books
      , December 3, 1998, pp. 14-18
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Slave Trade, by Hugh Thomas
      1. The Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas
      2. The Making of New World Slavery by Robin Blackburn
      The New York Review of Books
      , June 11, 1998, pp. 50-53
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      (Review)
      The Name of War, by Jill Lepore
      1. The Name of War by Jill Lepore
      The New York Review of Books
      , April 9, 1998, pp. 41-44
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Turnaround, by William Bratton and Peter Knobler
      1. The Turnaround by William Bratton and Peter Knobler
      2. Getting Away With Murder by Susan Estrich
      3. Politics, Punishment, and Populism by David J.G.H. Windlesham
      The New York Review of Books
      , November 19, 1998, pp. 32-36