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March 2018

Richard Langworth (ed.), Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations (2011).

By | March 13th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Churchill by Himself is the first fully annotated and attributed collection of Churchill sayings that captures Churchill's wit in its entirety. Edited by longtime Churchill scholar Richard M. Langworth, it is also authorized by the [...]

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Marcus Rediker, The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (2017).

By | March 6th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. Mocked and scorned by his contemporaries, Lay was [...]

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February 2018

Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: a Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2003)

By | February 20th, 2018|Bookshelf|

In this remarkable memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic detail the two years he spent in Vietnam as a U.S. State Department observer, and how he came to risk his career and freedom to expose the [...]

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