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“The Ungrateful Immigrant soars when Nayeri tells her own story. . . . It’s a moving exploration of the lasting impact of losing one’s country.”
Ask a musician to choose one American classical music celebrity and it’s likely it would be Leonard Bernstein.
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“The West needs to overcome its amnesia with respect to Maoism’s global ambitions. Lovell’s study of Maoism as a global history could not be more timely.”
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“A timely memoir.”
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“light and breezy . . .”
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