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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Osama Bin Laden

Page turners

Politics and current affairs<p><b>The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited.</b> <i>By Louisa Lim. Oxford University Press; 248 pages; $24.95 and</i> …

Cambridge University

Best novels and fiction books of 2014

The must-read novels and short story collections of the year<p><b>THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH BY RICHARD FLANAGAN</b>(Chatto, 464pp)<p>A haunting story of POWs on the notorious Burma railway, which won the Man Booker prize<p>Read our review of <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep North</b><p>Buy <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep</b> …

The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books of the year: if you're looking for a new book to read, this is a good place to start<p>Looking for something new to read? From the best children's and poetry books to failsafe gift and cookery books, you will find exactly what you are looking for.<p>There …

Anne Lamott discusses grief and forgiveness in Small Victories

Anne Lamott has become known for her ability to write about such diverse topics as becoming a single mother after recovering from addiction, her son …

Best fiction of 2014

John Freeman’s picks<p><b>ALL OUR NAMES</b><p>By Dinaw Mengestu<p>Knopf, 272 pp., $25.95<p><b>EUPHORIA</b><p>By Lily King<p>Advertisement<p>Atlantic Monthly, 256 pp., $25<p><b>THOSE WHO …

The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.

3 Books You Absolutely Must Read Next Year

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/13ydRnu<p>There is a famous conversation between Eisenhower and the Russian General Zhukov. Ike asked, …

Ryan Holiday Picks the Best Books of 2014

From Michael Lewis's 'Flash Boys' to Bill Bonner's 'Hormegeddon'<p>There are something like 300,000 books published every year. It goes without saying …

Will China become the next Germany?

<i>John Ibbitson is completing a one-year leave of absence from The Globe and Mail, during which he served as a senior fellow at the</i> Centre for International Governance Innovation <i>while working on a book. He returns to The Globe in January.</i><p>The best kind of book asks a big question, tries to answer it …

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Journey to Canada’s secret sunshine coast

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the British Columbia paradise is where old growth forests collide with sandy beaches and razor-tipped mountains meet the wild Pacific waters.<p>Located just northwest of Vancouver, the 180km-long Sunshine Coast is picture-perfect Canada with an island-like …

British Columbia

Evolutionize Your Life at Glebe Road United!<p>This free event, geared to adults and teens, expands on a TEDx talk Reverend Dowd delivered in May 2012 …

Daily Ice Cover Time Series - Great Lakes Ice Cover Data Set and Climatology

Daily Ice Cover Time Series (30 years)<p><b>Introduction | Animations (AVI | FLC) | Daily Grids | Daily Images | Daily Lake & River Averages</b><p>These …