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by Susan Waggoner

"Redlined" offers a nuanced look at ordinary Americans during an event-laden era. Linda Gartz’s "Redlined" is an exceptionally rich and readable memoir of family, change, and coming of age in the tumultuous 1960s. While clearing out... Read More

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East of Asia Minor

by Peter Skinner

Most Americans and Europeans see the Roman Empire as centered on Greece, France, Britain, and Spain. Relatively little thought is given to Rome in North Africa and the Near East, and even less to conquests in eastern Anatolia and beyond... Read More

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Hog Wild

by Angela Woltman

In Lynn Waltz’s Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse, the dangerous and exploitative meat-packing industry receives fresh focus through a fourteen-year campaign to unionize the Smithfield... Read More

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In the Restaurant

by Meg Nola

Christoph Ribbat’s "In the Restaurant" serves up a fascinating buffet of fare and facts with its panoramic yet intimate look at the enduring concept of serving food to patrons. The book spans centuries and cuisines from the compiled... Read More

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The Third Degree

by Meredith Grahl Counts

In "The Third Degree", Scott D. Seligman examines a 100-year-old murder case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The book is especially timely in its examinations of American police practices and attitudes about immigration.... Read More

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The Law of Blood

by Karl Helicher

Johann Chapoutot’s "The Law of Blood" is a meticulously researched, chilling history of Nazism’s roots and doctrines that clarifies why the ideology was widely accepted for so long. The book is a comprehensive study of the cultural,... Read More

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