Patricia D. Lothrop

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Daily Life of Women in Postwar America

Readable, reliable, and wide-ranging, this volume will appeal to those with a general interest in U.S. cultural history.

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The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Full of clearly conveyed, essential information, this title should be of interest to everyone.

Imperial China

It is more important than ever that China’s history be widely known, and this irresistible volume will help readers recognize its many cultural legacies.

Children of the Holocaust

Often chilling, sometimes inspiring, inexpressibly moving, this volume, while not comprehensive, provides an essential record for all readers interested in history, morality, politics, and human nature.

Family Separation and the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis

To understand this period and the impact of nativist, white supremacist movements, Hillstrom’s account (wider-ranging than the title indicates) with its extensive sources offers readers essential background and an objective, substantiated perspective.
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Religious Violence Today: Faith and Conflict in the Modern World

Despite the lack of careful editing, especially in the African and Buddhism chapters, these generally nuanced, in-depth, and wide-ranging volumes should benefit postgraduates and general readers alike.
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The Handy Western Philosophy Answer Book: The Ancient Greek Influence on Modern Understanding

Although the language is lucid, these complex philosophies are explicated rather than simplified, and math and abstract concepts make this work more challenging than other “Handy” offerings. Motivated readers will find the subject admirably expounded.

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion

An impressive scope and depth will make these volumes illuminating the interaction between religion and social structures valuable to students, academics, administrators, counselors, journalists, and other researchers in the field.
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