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Checkmate

by Benjamin Welton

"Checkmate" is a fascinating text that explains, in detail, the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East. Gennaro Buonocore’s "Checkmate" is a concise and thoughtful primer on the intricacies of Middle Eastern politics. With... Read More

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Our Immigrants' Son

by Eileen Gonzalez

This is an important reminder that immigrant narratives are a vital part of America’s present and future, not just its past. John Francis Patrick Murphy traces his family’s history in America and encourages others to explore their... Read More

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Savoir-Faire

by Rachel Jagareski

The French are acknowledged to have the world’s most elegant, sophisticated cuisine, but how did this reputation and style of cooking evolve? In "Savoir-Faire", Maryann Tebben teases out centuries of culinary history and its role in... Read More

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Bedeviled

by Kristen Rabe

Jimena Canales’s captivating popular science text "Bedeviled" concerns the conceptual “demons” that drive scientific innovation. While scientists reject notions of demons in religions and superstition, Canales says, they also... Read More

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Heavy Ground

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Norris Hundley and Donald C. Jackson’s "Heavy Ground" focuses on the events surrounding the St. Francis Dam disaster. On March 12th, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed, and twelve billion gallons of silted water crashed through the... Read More

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