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Must-Have Databases for Academic and Public Libraries 2020

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Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

A revelatory, celebratory trip through the amazing diversity of Latinx.

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Hitler: Downfall: 1939-1945

A cogent retread of old ground, much of this densely detailed volume is about World War II and not Hitler personally; readers expecting a psychological deep dive should look elsewhere.

Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

While not all Latinos agree with Gómez’s call for censuses to treat “Latino” as a race and not an ethnicity, she delivers a rigorous and provocative study of the liminal zone Latino/as inhabit in America’s racial continuum. Required reading.

A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spain

A definitive political history of modern Spain: searing, sympathetic, analytical, and packed with enough intrigues and regime changes to excite scholars and history buffs alike.

Ghost Flames: Life and Death in a Hidden War, Korea 1950–1953

An extraordinary kaleidoscope of human experiences in a catastrophic forgotten war.
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The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times

Overall, a rich, intimate, evenhanded narrative that reveals the Cuban people’s resilience and resourcefulness amid oppression.

 
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The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump

An evenhanded and thought-provoking study of Hispanic conservatism.
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