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Thu, May. 18th, 2017, 09:24 am
Nonfiction: abortion and other things

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The HolocaustCollapse )

Laurie D. Ferreiro, Brothers at Arms: The role of the French and Spanish in American independence. So trans-Atlantic it hurts—but it’s a new angle for me on the Revolution, which is really about how it fit into Continental power politics and often about how frustrating the French (and to a more limited extent the Spanish) found the fractious colonists, who could help them only if they committed to independence.

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Paul K. Conkin, A Revolution Down on the Farm: Over about a century, the US went from a rural economy in which one farm could support a few families to an urban one in which one farm supports hundreds. This was the result of huge changes in production methods and productivity. Conkin tells the story of farm policy, focusing on federal policy supporting farmers in various ways, throughout that time.
The old normalCollapse )

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Sun, Apr. 16th, 2017, 06:26 pm
Nonfiction

The Curse of CashCollapse )The Shakespeare RiotsCollapse )Nigel Cliff, The Shakespeare Riots: Late nineteenth-century Americans and Britons were pretty serious about their Shakespeare. Both claimed him as their inheritance, and most of the book is taken up describing the cultural role of Shakespearean actors and Shakespeare’s plays in the period; it ends in a big riot because of anti-British feeling in New York played out through the bodies of two actors in competing presentations and with competing acting styles, the more emotional and physical American versus the more thoughtful Briton.</div>

The Vaccine RaceCollapse )

Nation Without BordersCollapse )
EvergladesCollapse )Nursing war storiesCollapse )Theresa Brown, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives: Everyone likes war stories, right? These are ordinary stories from an oncology floor at a teaching hospital, with small victories, small losses, petty patients and graceful ones. If you really like medical stories, this will please, but not otherwise.</div>

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BellevueCollapse )

von HumboldtCollapse )

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Thu, Apr. 13th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Nonfiction: Pre-suasion

Robert Cialdini, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and PersuadeConvince meCollapse )

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Sat, Mar. 25th, 2017, 02:02 pm
Nonfiction: Fraud

History of fraud in AmericaCollapse )

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