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Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism

This important book will be useful for students of late 20th-century politics and society, and of the legacy of public interest movements..

Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination

Highly recommended for anyone interested in American literature or women’s studies.

The Lost Café Schindler: One Family, Two Wars, and the Search for Truth

A must-read work of narrative nonfiction that’s highly recommended for readers of memoirs or 20th-century European history.

The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Recommended for readers who enjoy 19th-century history or presidential studies, and those seeking to understand the failures of Reconstruction. This thorough account adds a much-needed perspective on Reconstruction and Johnson’s presidency; it speaks to the ongoing battles over voting rights and racism.
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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

An interesting book for world history readers, especially those interested in the history of science or art.

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

Barnett’s in-depth and lively narrative about seashells crosses disciplines, from architecture to neuroscience to alternative energy. A delightful, informative, and momentous read for both enthusiasts and readers who’ve never picked up a shell.
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Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia

While parts of the book may appeal to general readers desiring to find the roots of today’s widespread xenophobia, taken as a whole it is likely to disappoint those who need an introduction to this noteworthy topic.
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When Women Ruled the World: Making the Renaissance in Europe

An interesting look at the lives and relationships of four of the Renaissance’s most powerful women, though general readers might find the focus too scholarly and the arrangement of information somewhat muddled.

Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A welcome update that avoids sensationalism to pursue a more complex history of a much-loved literary figure. Recommended for all collections.
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