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Bond is Back

Shake us. Stir us. James Bond is back and cooler than ever. The iconic spy at 50. By Simon Schama.
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Vidal’s Spidery Glee

Simon Schama says the provocateur brilliantly skewered our self-deceptions, though his irony developed a frosty rime at its bitter edge.
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The Greatest Day of Her Life

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates a glorious 60 years on the throne with her Diamond Jubilee. Renowned historian Simon Schama recounts the day a 27-year-old woman galvanized a modern nation.
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Titanic’s Wake

All walks of life teemed aboard the RMS Titanic—from dollar dukes to striving immigrants. Little did they know how they would be betrayed.
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Why You Should Care About Europe

As the economic crisis rages, leading British historian Simon Schama makes an impassioned plea: America's fate remains deeply intertwined with the continent.
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Rome, Reimagined

Robert Hughes's exhilarating new history gives us an Eternal City steeped in more than the legends of Caesar.
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Painter in the Flesh

Eye of the hawk: Lucian Freud was a profoundly confrontational artist, assaulting his subjects in paint. By Simon Schama.