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Midnight's Borders

by Wendy Hinman

Suchitra Vijayan’s complex history Midnight’s Borders shows how India’s policies have fueled border conflicts, with devastating effects. Vijayan uses precise language to explain the implications that India’s contested borders... Read More

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On the Ho Chi Minh Trail

by Susan Waggoner

Combining interviews, history, and reportage, Sherry Buchanan’s "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" illuminates the lives of women during the Vietnam War. Buchanan was a college student during the Vietnam War. Decades later, her interest in the... Read More

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All Abroad

by Karen Rigby

Marveling over the act of voyaging, Geoffrey Weill’s "All Abroad" is a quintessential travel text. Recalling time tables and hotels, iconic poster designs, and the New York office of the Thomas Cook travel group, the book records... Read More

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The Terroir of Whiskey

by Jeff Fleischer

Wine enthusiasts know the importance of terroir: environmental factors, and how grapes are grown, impact the flavor of the beverage. In "The Terroir of Whiskey", Rob Arnold—a whiskey distiller with a PhD in plant genetics—explores... Read More

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Cabin 135

by Rebecca Foster

"Cabin 135" is Katie Eberhart’s contemplative account of several decades in Alaska, through which she both reflects on the past and on environmental changes that could impact the future. Eberhart moved to Alaska with her husband in the... Read More

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Enchanted New York

by Bianca Bowers

Kevin Dann’s "Enchanted New York" is a historical walk down Manhattan’s magical memory lane. Revealing Manhattan to be a site of protracted enchantment, the book’s eight chapters are named for the type of magic and spiritual... Read More

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