Arts & Entertainment

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The top 10 unique fantasy novels: A holiday reading list

The holidays provide an opportunity to sit by a fireplace and get lost in a long, epic work of fantasy.

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"Word Warrior" a good book on democratic media

"Word Warrior" is a remarkable contribution to the historical narrative and to our understanding of the long civil rights revolution.

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“A Year Without Sundays:” remaking Cuban society through literacy campaign

A modern day activist for social change often dreams of that day when all the hard work of struggle comes to fruition . . .

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New book celebrates the centennial of jazz great Billy Strayhorn

"Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life" is a welcome addition for anyone interested in jazz, civil rights, or photography.

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New book offers no optimism for a free Puerto Rico

Nelson A. Denis looks not at earlier colonial history, but rather measures taken to subdue Nationalists before and after their 1950 uprising.

 

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Today in history: “War of the Worlds” on radio causes riots, maybe

Historical research suggests the panic was far less widespread than newspapers had indicated at the time.

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Herbert Aptheker biography is political narrative of remarkable man

Murrell paints a vivid, detailed picture of Aptheker's political life and for this he should be commended.

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"Labor’s Home Front": the AFL in World War II

The history of labor during wartime is an enticing subject, the history of labor during World War II especially so.

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Today in history: Writer Ken Kesey born in 1935

Kesey is best remembered for his novels "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"and"Sometimes a Great Notion."

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“Lincoln for Beginners”: illustrated biography of a gradualist radical

Whole libraries are dedicated to the study of Lincoln; Buhle's synopsis, reflecting all the warts and charm of his subject, might a good place to begin.

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