Robert Harms, The Diligent (Basic Books, 2002) A review of Robert Harm’s newest work, Land of Tears, was posted here last January. Many of you have bought the book, and since I think his work […]
The conflict in Vietnam between the United States and Vietnamese nationalists from the 1950’s to the mid-1970’s generated a narrative in America traditionally focused on American geopolitics and societal cause-and-effect, often eschewing the role their […]
Science is in a crisis of trust. Politicians frequently deny the role of humans in climate change. Celebrities (as well as a significant amount of the general population) won’t vaccinate their children. There is an […]
The Fantasies of 1950s’ Men’s Magazines Meet Real War.
Smart and scholarly without being too academic, Chancel’s book will serve as a starting point and a primer for anyone interested in understanding environmental inequality and what we can do about it. An invaluable read that will only gain importance with each passing year.
David S. Reynolds is one of the premiere historians on 19th-century American figures, writing biographies on Walt Whitman and John Brown, as well as a cultural biographies of the Age of Jackson and Uncle Tom’s […]
Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist (Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2017) The economy. That giant mess of a topic. What is it? How does it function? What are […]
What do Brazil, rubber, and Henry Ford all have in common? How are tobacco, globalization, and earthworms all connected? How do mosquitoes, the climate of Africa, and indigenous biology all influence the beginning of the […]
Shawn Driscoll, a doctoral research fellow at UMASS Lowell, recently reached out to our store to sell his book (co-authored/edited with Linda Hixon, Christian Farren, and Theodore Racicot) about the 1918 Pandemic and its effects […]
COVID-19 has drastically altered the landscape of publishers, authors, and booksellers. The large clearing houses have pushed back many titles until fall, effectively crunching together a few seasons worth of titles into one large cluster […]