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Vice Capades

Mark Stein

Review in Inside Higher Ed:

“There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”

 

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Saving One’s Own

Mordecai Paldiel

Review essay in The Jewish Home:

Saving One’s Own is filled with story after story illustrating the great pains these Jewish heroes went through to save their fellow Jews at tremendous risk to their own lives.”

 

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Should I Still Wish

John W. Evans

Praise from Kenyon Review:

“The richness of his perceptions, his intelligence and his honesty are arresting.”

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Baseball’s Power Shift

Krister Swanson

Review in Pacific Historical Review:

“…Krister Swanson traces the dramatic revolution for baseball labor: from underpaid workers to free-agent millionaires, and from ungrateful slackers to entitled entertainers.”

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Portrait of an Island

Mark Hinchman

Praise from H-France Review:

“The book is a well-researched, well-documented, and well-argued piece of scholarship. One of its strengths is the constant dialogue between primary and secondary sources and between the past and the present, and the use of microhistory.”

 

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The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

Edited by Ron Rappoport

Review essay from The Weekly Standard:

“Rapoport’s excellent introductions and notes capture how vital newspapers once were in the life of the country. They were the cheapest and most accessible form of entertainment, and Lardner, writing a thousand words a day six days a week, turned his column into a one-man variety show, filling space with poems, plays, song lyrics, fables, bogus correspondence, and anything else that would consume column inches​—​even sports.”

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Irwin Klein and the New Settlers

Edited by Benjamin Klein

Review from H-1960s:

“While the bulk of the book is the images taken by Irwin Klein between 1967 and 1971, one would be remiss to ignore the accompanying essays.”

 

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JewAsian

Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt

Review from The International Examiner:

JewAsian is a concise book that covers a remarkable amount of ground in a clear and comprehensive way… a thoughtful, engaging, and relevant read given that American society is in the midst of unprecedented religious and ethnic changes.”

 

 

Authors

John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro

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Authors interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show.

 

Safia Elhillo

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Author featured in i-D Magazine.

 

Mark Hollabaugh

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Author interviewed on WTIP Community Radio.

 

Louis A. Del Monte

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Author interviewed on Blog Talk Radio.

 

Rabbi Jeff Salkin

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Author interviewed on Jewish Sacred Aging.