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The Passion of Anne Hutchinson: An Extraordinary Woman, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the World They Made and Lost

In situating the Hutchinson controversy within the “religious heterodoxy, social volatility, and political instability” of the time, Westerkamp broadens our understanding of early American history, especially as it relates to women and the religious experience. A worthy addition to Perry Miller’s seminal works on the period.

The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

While not as strong as Watts’s last work, Mortal Republic, this is still a compelling read. It will find an audience among classicists as well as readers interested in contemporary discourses concerning American decline and possible renewal that draw from the narrative of Rome.
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A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater

This funny, charming, and inspiring look into the world behind the footlights will delight fans of musical theater and those hoping to see their own names in lights someday.
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Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

An enjoyable and informative work that’s highly recommended for any reader interested in the history of mahjong specifically or 20th-century U.S. cultural history generally.
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Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

A varied and comprehensive overview of modern camping with ample detail and sociological perspective on the origins of camping and its roles in war, protest, consumerism, and class discrimination.
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Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet Home Front During World War II

Much has been published about the wartime Soviet Union since 1991, but this book’s forceful style and its use of Soviet sources ensure it will have lasting value in World War II scholarship. The use of personal anecdotes and statistical evidence is laudable.
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Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide

This practical account offers a straightforward rundown of suggestions and solutions for anyone wishing to learn more about public policy in the Unites States and why Medicare for All is such an important topic. It will especially pique the interest of anyone drawn to policy reform.

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

This study of the use of the Bible at a critical time in the history of the United States can shed light on our own times, when the Bible is often used in a political tug-of-war.
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A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible

An original approach to understand the various meanings and methods of the Bible.
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