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South Africa's Brave New World

by Peyton Moss

As a white student amid the 1960s surge of anti-colonial liberation movements, R.W. Johnson turned to the African National Congress’s (ANC) blend of black nationalist and Marxist ideas. His activism brought him into early contact with... Read More

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We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon

by Peyton Moss

Even in the postmodern era, it’s a stretch to call this a novel, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have its pleasures. More a collage of stories, poems, “music reviews,” and sort-of-journalism than a narrative, it falls... Read More

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A Tale of Two Murders

by Peyton Moss

This meticulous account of crime, courtroom drama, and punishment in seventeenth-century Dijon, France is a case study in the best sense of the term—and what a case! “The Giroux Affair” caused a sensation in its time with its... Read More

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The French Navy and the Seven Years War

by Peyton Moss

First things first: this book is not really “about” the French Navy; in fact, it’s a full-dress history of the Seven Years War as a whole, from the French perspective. The title is not a complete misnomer, however, inasmuch as the... Read More

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The Only Life That Mattered

by Peyton Moss

A colorful embroidery upon the true story of three early-eighteenth-century buccaneers, this swashbuckling novel boasts an irresistible historical background-a dandified pirate captain and two cross-dressing women who joined him for two... Read More

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Objectively Speaking

by Peyton Moss

More than sixty years after she first came to prominence, the philosopher and writer Ayn Rand continues to provoke controversy. Her ideas, posited on ruthless self-interest, have many admirers, among them such figures as Alan Greenspan,... Read More

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