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The Ruins of Ani

by Rachel Jagareski

Father Krikor Balakian’s memoir of his 1909 visit to the medieval Armenian city of Ani is newly available in English as "The Ruins of Ani". Translator Peter Balakian highlights the historical importance of this text, which documents... Read More

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The Environment

by Barry Silverstein

Three academics delve into the history of the environment in the solidly researched, expertly written "The Environment". Though “the environment” is a term frequently bandied about by activists, scientists, and journalists, even its... Read More

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How It Happened

by Rachel Jagareski

Budapest lawyer Ernő Munkácsi was the secretary of Hungary’s Central Jewish Council, which administered restrictions on Jews by the government and its German occupiers during 1944. He documents the decimation of the largest intact... Read More

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Amber Revolution

by Matt Sutherland

For all its authentic, artisanal, true-to-the-earth talk, today’s wine industry is high tech, and the science-driven approach to quality in the vineyards and wineries around the world has surely made these the glory days for wine... Read More

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Future Sounds

by Ho Lin

David Stubbs’s "Future Sounds" takes on the gargantuan task of providing an overview of the entire history of electronic music, from the influence of English philosopher Francis Bacon back in 1626 to the smashing success of electronic... Read More

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