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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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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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The Broadcast 41

by Rachel Jagareski

Carol A. Stabile explores the “cleansing” of progressive women writers, artists, and performers from postwar American television in "The Broadcast 41". It’s a chilling account of how FBI and conservative leaders worked to cement... Read More

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The Zinoviev Letter

by Rachel Jagareski

Intelligence historian Gill Bennett’s easy familiarity with Anglo-Soviet foreign policy and espionage imbues "The Zinoviev Letter" with impressive authoritativeness, untangling the 1924 “fake news” document from speculation to... Read More

Book Review

Patriot or Traitor

by Rachel Jagareski

"Patriot or Traitor" reveals fascinating Elizabethan Walter Ralegh’s accomplishments as a teen soldier, inner-circle courtier, ethnographer/colonizer/pirate, and author. Anna Beer explains why Ralegh’s influence and fortune arced and... Read More

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The Long Honduran Night

by Rachel Jagareski

Dana Frank’s intensely personal "The Long Honduran Night" chronicles efforts to redirect America’s foreign policy toward Honduras following its 2009 military coup. After witnessing increasingly violent repression, Frank became an... Read More

Book Review

As a City on a Hill

by Rachel Jagareski

Daniel T. Rodgers eloquently decodes four centuries of Western history in "As a City on a Hill", in which myths and meanings of Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop’s 1630 “A Model of Christian Charity” are elegantly... Read More

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American Intolerance

by Rachel Jagareski

Despite the poignant poetry adorning the Statue of Liberty, aspiring citizens of various ethnicities and religions have not been warmly welcomed to the US, as documented in Robert E. Bartholomew and Anja E. Reumschüssel’s dispiriting... Read More

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