Patricia D. Lothrop

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The Congress

Undoubtedly, today’s students need to understand Congress; this slim, detailed, accessible volume is an excellent start for readers from high school up.
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The Reagan Revolution and the Rise of the New Right

Though the analysis isn’t groundbreaking, the history of Reagan and his era is told clearly, with useful ancillary material. However, readers who are unfamiliar with U.S. history may come away with an overly rosy view of the Reagan administration.
PREMIUM

Southwestern Adventure: In the Footsteps of First Peoples; Mogollon, Hohokam, Salado and Sinagua

Researchers of history or culture, armchair travelers, and vacation planners will find this guide enriching.

Colonial America: Facts and Fictions

Thoroughly researched, clearly written, and eye-opening in major and minor ways, this book will be valuable not only to academics but to all readers.
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Food Inequalities

Allen aggregates much information and describes pervasive, distressing connections between food and systemic social inequality; the book’s ambitious but unscholarly approach, however, contrasts with such scholarly treatments as Alison Hope Alkon’s Cultivating Food Justice.
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9/11: The Essential Reference Guide

The monumental 2011 edition will still satisfy most readers, but this more compact edition preserves the core and adds a few updates.
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Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence: The Past, Present, and Future of AI

Beginners will find some important information here, along with a great deal for specialists, but there isn’t much on regulation and policy issues.
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Organic Food and Farming: A Reference Handbook

McIntyre’s presentation of this complex subject combines authentic expertise with clear, objective communication for a nonexpert audience. Invaluable for new and advanced students of U.S. agriculture, business, and society.

The Supreme Court

Silverstein’s insightful, thorough, well-organized, lucidly expressed guide to both basic and abstruse aspects of the court will be essential for students of U.S. history and government.
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