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“solid, mostly engaging, offering an undeniable insight into the ongoing movement to return America to what the White Nationalist movement sees as its foundational principl
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If modern American archaeologists have a patron saint, it would be Indiana Jones, who burst onto the scene with the summer 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark.
“an annotated scholarly work intended to illustrate ‘the endless possibilities for reimagining and reinterpreting American Jewish history.’”
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“essential reading for anyone concerned with social justice. . . . a blueprint for a Jewish 1619 Project.”
“The biggest takeaway from Mead’s book is that for better or worse U.S.
“Beck’s infusion of religion into this book is both its strength and weakness.”
“So many individuals and groups from throughout the United States came to rest, like a magnet attracted to steel, into the aftermath of the tragedy in Pittsburgh – just to pay their respect
“concise, clear, easy-to-follow guide through Islam as both a religion and a political-cultural force. . . . impressively thorough.”
“The redeeming power of Freedman’s book is that it allows his fans to be exposed one more time to Cohen’s incredible personality and intelligence and, for that reason, the book is a success
“A comprehensive, even-handed, clear-headed story about one of the most argued over pieces of land on earth.”
“For Gervitz, Migrations is both a life’s work and a memory palace, a narrative pilgrimage through the lens of her own experience that is both alive and dead, both past and future.
Sylvain Cypel argues forcefully for the moral bankruptcy of Israel in its treatment of Palestinians.
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Early on in The Truth at the Heart of the Lie, former Catholic priest James Carroll announces three themes or stories he will tell.
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“An affecting blend of memoir and history, Shaking the Gates of Hell offers an unflinching account of a family in a tumultuous time.”
“Volume 1 of Seewald’s revealing biography covers Joseph Ratzinger’s life from his birth during the last years of the Weimar Republic through the rise of Nazism, the Second World War, the d