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Stars and Stripes Forever by Harry Harrison
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Harry Harrison turns his skills to one of the classic alternate history venues, the American Civil War. Well, most of his skills, anyway. this is not his best effort, but I really enjoyed it anyway. Rather than one of the standard tropes of the South ...more
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Hissing Cousins by Marc Peyser
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I don't give five stars very often, and here I am with two books very close together that seem to me to be worthy. A good month of reading, I guess. In this case, I was pleasantly surprised because so much has been written about the Roosevelts that i ...more
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Racing the Enemy by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
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This is a phenomenally well-researched book by the only historian to tackle the subject of the end of WWII who could read the three key languages, English, Russian, and Japanese. The result of his digging through the three nations' archives and the f ...more
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The Four Horsemen by Christopher Hitchens
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The Mocking of the President by Gerald C. Gardner
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No, this has nothing to do with the current (2018) or even a recent administration. This is a survey of campaign humor from Eisenhower (1952) to Reagan (1984). The author inexplicably decided to tell this story in reverse chronological order, making ...more
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Confronting the Bomb by Lawrence S. Wittner
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If you are r3esearching the anti-nuclear weapons movements from 1945 to the early 21st century, you probably won't find a better source. For casual reading, though, it is dry. Decade by decade, nation by nation, we see how protests against the bomb w ...more
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Great Day Coming; Folk Music and the American Left by R. Serge Denisoff
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In this look at the folk music of the 1950s and 1960s, Denisoff tries really, really hard to convince us that all of the major players in the protest song movement were communist, even linking some of them directly to the Soviet Union. Sorry. I'm sur ...more
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The Culture of the Cold War by Stephen J. Whitfield
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the title of this book is a bit misleading. The Cold War ended around 1989-90, but Whitfield takes us up to around 1965 in this book. It is an interesting look at the culture of the early war, including books, movies and music. Without footnotes, I q ...more
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