Staff Pick: 'Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea' by Mitchell Duneier

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea' by Mitchell Duneiera, a history of how the study of what came to be known as “the ghetto” in large part created the phenomenon itself. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Staff Pick: 'Of Beards and Men: A Revealing History of Facial Hair' by Christopher Oldstone-Moore

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Of Beards and Men' by Christopher Oldstone-Moore, a history following the patterns of social, political, and religious demands to be clean-shaven or hairy as hell. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends The Invention of Nature, a biography of Alexander von Humboldt one of the most influence naturalists in history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends this compelling new take on how the Holocaust was allowed to happen, and what it means for contemporary society. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity

PW's religion reviews editor recommends the funniest history of Christianity you'll ever read. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Two Roads picks up trio of 'glamorous' social histories

Two Roads has acquired three "glamorous social histories": Maiden Voyages by Siân Evans, The Barbizon by Paulina Bren and Kiki Man Ray by Mark Braude. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2019

Though we've named our best books of 2019, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2019. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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We’re in a Rough Place in History Right Now: The Millions Interviews Carmen Maria Machado

The award-winning author of ‘Her Body and Other Parties’ on writing fiction for today, the tyranny of genre, and reading outside of our comfort zones. The post We’re in a Rough Place in History Right Now: The Millions Interviews Carmen Maria Machado appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2019-10-08 16:00:06 UTC ]
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San Diego’s Laotian community pushes for a place in California history books

Members of San Diego’s Laotian community have launched a statewide movement to get their history added to California textbooks. Lao Advocacy Organization San Diego, or LaoSD, formed last fall after then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that added lessons on the Vietnamese American refugee... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2018

Though we've named our best books of 2017, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2017. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monitor staff picks the best 2018 nonfiction titles

Rick Bragg's 'The Best Cook in the World' and 'Enlightenment Now' by Steven Pinker were two of our favorites for this year.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2017

Though we've named our best books of 2017, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2017. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Long Lankin' and 'The Mark of Cain' by Lindsey Barraclough

If you like 'Stranger Things,' you should pick up these two books by Lindsey Barraclough, says PW assistant editor Drucilla Shultz. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein, which explores the destructive rise of Neoliberalism in the wake of 1960s social upheaval and global economic shocks of the early 1970s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Rampage' by Justin Scott

A thriller first published in 1986 and set in the world of New York real estate development reads as fresh now as when it came out. And not just because Trump gets a mention. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Others' by Matthew Rohrer

Associate editor John Maher tells a ghost story and recommends Matthew Rohrer's otherworldly Russian nesting doll of a novel in verse, 'The Others.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches' by Matsuo Bashō

Assistant news editor John Maher recommends 17th Century Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō's haibun, or travel essays mixed with haiku, including perhaps his best-known work, 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930' by Richard Minsky

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends 'The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930' by Richard Minsky, focusing on the stamped hardcovers that were prominent before the dominance of dust jackets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Cleopatra’s Wedding Present' by Robert Tewdwr Moss

Reviews director Louisa Ermelino recommends 'Cleopatra’s Wedding Present' by Robert Tewdwr Moss, an intimate travelogue from a young English journalist recounting his journey through the Syria of the 1990s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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