RealClearBooks Morning Edition

When Muhammad Ali Was on Top - Paul Beston, NYJB
It's a Boy! Read P.G. Wodehouse! - Ed Park, Bookforum
Is Jared Diamond Civilized? - Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times
FDR's Wartime Consigliere - Alonzo Hamby, Wall Street Journal
Steinbeck's Nobel Was a Compromise - Alison Flood, The Guardian
How the Mullahs Beat Salman Rushdie - Isaac Chotiner, The Atlantic
When the New People Went to China - Michael Taube, Washington Times
Kissing the Right Girl in the Bar - Cate McGehee, The Stranger
Lydia Millet's Faux-Scientific Blather - Michael Bourne, Salon
'Song of the South' Gone Silent - John Lingan, Slate