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Feasting and Fasting in Opera: From Renaissance Banquets to the Callas Diet

A rich and rewarding read for opera fans and anyone interested in Western European cultural and culinary history.

The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold

Arnold’s heartfelt, honest, insider’s view of Chicago blues from the 1940s onward will be essential to anyone interested in blues and the origins of rock and roll.
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Tear Down the Walls: White Radicalism and Black Power in 1960s Rock

Though he’s overly concerned with academic squabbles, Burke evenhandedly demonstrates for music fans the complex and varied interactions between late-Sixties white rock and Black music and Black Power politics.
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Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

Whether or not readers believe in the supernatural, they’ll be impressed by the erudition of these texts and the wide range of beautifully presented artworks.

Gossip Men: J. Edgar Hoover, Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, and the Politics of Insinuation

This finely crafted book, based on meticulous use of archival records, satisfies on many levels and sheds light on often overlooked history.
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What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want To Be?

Recommended for readers interested in environmentalism, anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, and Indigenous peoples in the U.S.

Sheer Misery: Soldiers in Battle in WWII

This accessible account, based on a solid foundation of primary and secondary sources, offers a fascinating window into the world of combat soldiers, shorn of nostalgia. A welcome purchase for libraries, and a must for readers interested in firsthand perspectives of World War II.
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Extraordinary Orchids

Orchid fanciers will relish the gorgeous color plates; readers new to orchids will appreciate the information on orchid biology, culture, and history.

Strata: William Smith’s Geological Maps

This impressive selection is highly recommended for geologists or for anyone with an interest in what lies beneath our feet.
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