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Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West.

In these eleven essays covering the national...

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“Her intelligence is as honed as ever; her voice has its familiar ring, and her vision is ice-water clear. . . . Didion has captured the mood of America in these days of sullen tension and strife.” —...

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