The Sixth Extinction | RA Crossroads

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Extinctions and their multiple causes leads readers down a winding path of discovery.

Video Reviews | January 2014

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Reviews of Arcadia, The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story, Citizen Hearst, and a full list of titles from the January issue.

History & Political Science from the Fight for Marriage Equality to the Lives of Mitterrand | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4

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Aly, Götz. Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust. Metropolitan: Holt. Apr. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9780805097009. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780805097047. HISTORY A noted scholar of the Holocaust who’s won the National Jewish Book Award and the Heinrich Mann Prize, among other honors, Aly argues that German anti-Semitism […]

Teju Cole, David Grossman, Dinaw Mengestu, Muslim Youth | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2014, Pt. 1

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Aidi, Hisham. Rebel Music : Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. Pantheon. Mar. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780375424908. $27.95. SOCIAL SCIENCE/ISLAMIC STUDIES Since 9/11, young Muslims worldwide have worked to forge a distinctively racial, radicalized identity in the face of the West’s War Against Terror, resisting American efforts in particular to subsume Muslims within the […]

Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2014, Pt. 5: History from the Tudors to Ariel Sharon

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Chappell, David L. Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr. Random. Jan. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9781400065462. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812994667. SOCIAL SCIENCE/AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, this revisionist work has […]

Best Sellers: Social Sciences, June 27, 2013

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Video Reviews | March 15, 2013

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Reviews of Joffrey, Detropia, and Birders, plus a full list of video reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 3: Current Events from Bacevich, Goldhagen, Barnard President Spar, & More

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Bacevich, Andrew. Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. Metropolitan: Holt. Sept. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780805082968. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780805096033. POLITICAL SCIENCE A Brown professor of history and international relations who served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 23 years, Bacevich argues that there is a tremendous divide between […]

Social Sciences Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of Bob Thompson’s Born on a Mountaintop, Betsy Prioleau’s Swoon, and Sarah Gristwood’s Blood Sisters, plus a full list of social sciences reviews from the Feb. 15 issue.

Video Reviews | February 1, 2013

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Reviews of Sing Your Song: Harry Belafonte, Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, and The Longoria Affair, plus a full list of video reviews in the Feb. 1 issue.

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