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Washington Merry-Go-Round by Drew Pearson

Edited by Peter Hannaford

Review from the New Yorker:

“This new installment shows even more convincingly the extent of Pearson’s direct involvement in politics, often at the Presidential level, and the degree to which it derived not just from standard elements of ego and competitiveness but also from an emotionally committed world view.”

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You Will Never See Any God by Ervin D. Krause

Edited by Timothy Schaffert

Attention from the Chicago Tribune:

“Schaffert later reached out to Loretta, who’d saved all of her husband’s work. In 2014, Bison Books, the trade imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, published You Will Never See Any God, edited by Schaffert. And this past February, NET aired an eight-part essay series called ‘Lost Writers of the Plains,’ Krause, in many ways, the capstone.

‘I knew one day this day would happen, that he would be in some way recognized,’ Loretta says. ‘And sure enough, it happened. It only took 50 years.'”

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Author Under Sail: The Imagination of Jack London, 1893-1902 by Jay Williams

Review from CHOICE

“Thoroughly documented and cogently argued, Author under Sail heralds a departure from all scholars who thought they knew about Jack London and promises a wealth of new directions in London scholarship.”

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Cora Du Bois: Anthropologist, Diplomat, Agent by Susan C. Seymour

Positive comments from CHOICE

“Seymour is a fine biographer and writer who makes the most of extraordinary sources to bring this intrepid woman to life in a readable book that belongs in all libraries.”

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The JPS Bible Commentary: Song of Songs by Michael Fishbane

Analysis from the Jewish Review of Books:

“Without the exoteric Torah, we would be able to discover all its truths by delving deeply into the words of the great canticle. All you need to know, so to speak, lies hidden within this song.”

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Fluent Selves by Suzanne Oakdale

Praise from Hispanic American Historical Review:

“In line with one of the most valuable aspects of the anthropological tradition, the contributors consider this question with reference to ethnographic materials, collected in this case in different parts of lowland South America (Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Chile), and with attention to native voices. The intensive use of autobiographical narratives (in some essays more than others) makes the book germane to those interested in discourse as a social practice both situated and at the same time linked to multiple aspects of social life in every group.”

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Crack of the Bat by James R. Walker

Recommendation from Red Bird Rants:

“[Walker] takes us on a ride from the 1920s all the way to today . . . looks at how baseball played a role in the development of the radio industry and the co-evolution of their relationship.”

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Man Versus Ball by John Hart

Book Review and Interview with author from First Order Historians:

“Everyone who has ever watched sports has envisioned themselves as a hero in their own mind at least once, no matter how trivial it may be. But this book is more about the unsung heroes of sports, the ones that keep the machine moving despite the lack of multi-million dollar signing bonuses that typically accompany their line of work.”