Jeremy Paxman reviews Simon Jenkins's A Short History of England for the Guardian, 8 September.
Michael Dirda reviews Andrew Graham-Dixon's Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane for the Washington Post, 7 September.
Holland Cotter, "After Conquest, Subtle Emblems of Protest," NYT, 8 September, reviews "The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection" an exhibit in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Frances Spaulding, "Adventures in Dreamland," Literary Review, September, reviews Fiona MacCarthy's The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination.
Dwight Garner, "America's Grocery Behemoth," NYT, 6 September, reviews Marc Levinson's The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America.
Isabel Schwab, "The Stench of Perfume," The Book, 8 September, reviews Hal Vaughan's Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War.
Charles E. Cobb, Jr., "The Shakedown at the King Monument," The Root, 6 September, looks the King family's greed in the eye. Charlie Cobb was an organizer for SNCC in the 1960s.
Edward Rothstein, "Recapturing the Spirit of a City as It Reeled From Its Wounds," NYT, 7 September, previews "Remembering 9/11," an exhibit at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan.
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