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March 1917

by Jeff Fleischer

That Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is an important chronicler of Soviet era Russia is hardly in dispute; his novels are among the most memorable depictions of that era. That’s certainly true of The Red Wheel, his massive, multi-volume account... Read More

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Fifth Sun

by Jeff Fleischer

Camilla Townsend’s excellent historical text covers the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs with important additional context. Anecdotes from translated works and introductions to crucial Indigenous characters result in a gripping,... Read More

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Race for Profit

by Jeff Fleischer

The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 is a case study in the way that private industries twist government programs to their advantage. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s "Race for Profit" is clear and methodical as it details how a... Read More

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Citizen Countess

by Jeff Fleischer

Sofia Panina’s life was full of interesting intersections. A countess born into wealth, she became a popular political figure, only to run afoul of the Bolshevik government. Adele Lindenmeyr’s biography of Sofia Panina, "Citizen... Read More

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Once Well Beloved

by Jeff Fleischer

For many small towns around the world, World War I was a seismic event, and the Canadian town of Merritt in British Columbia’s Nicola Valley is a prime example. A town that even today only has a few thousand residents lost forty-four... Read More

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I Love Happy Cats

by Jeff Fleischer

Animal behavior counselor Anneleen Bru explains her approach to raising felines in "I Love Happy Cats". With focus on the habits and behaviors of the domestic cat’s wild ancestor, the African wild cat, it includes suggestions for... Read More

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Democracy in Danger

by Jeff Fleischer

Two things have become unambiguous about Russia’s role in the 2016 US presidential election: it carried out a significant attack against the United States; and not enough is being done to prevent a repeat performance. Jake Braun... Read More

Book Review

Solid State

by Jeff Fleischer

While the album itself is a definite masterpiece, the Beatles’s Abbey Road also served as a coda for the world’s most influential band, the last set of studio sessions before the four musical geniuses went their separate ways. In the... Read More

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