September 2020

Buzzkill Bookshelf – Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz, and Richard Toye, The Churchill Myths

By |2020-09-15T11:24:02-04:00September 15th, 2020|Bookshelf|

This is not a book about Winston Churchill. It is not principally about his politics, nor his rhetorical imagination, nor even about the man himself. Instead, it addresses the varied afterlives of the man and [...]

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Buzzkill Bookshelf – Noah Shusterman, Armed Citizens: The Road from Ancient Rome to the Second Amendment

By |2020-09-12T10:43:52-04:00September 12th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Although much has changed in the United States since the eighteenth century, our framework for gun laws still largely relies on the Second Amendment and the patterns that emerged in the colonial era. America has [...]

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Buzzkill Bookshelf – Martha S. Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for Al

By |2020-09-16T19:27:44-04:00September 8th, 2020|Bookshelf|

The epic history of African American women's pursuit of political power -- and how it transformed America. In the standard story, the suffrage crusade began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the ratification [...]

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Buzzkill Bookshelf – Caitlin Rosenthal, Accounting for Slavery

By |2020-09-02T19:54:42-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Bookshelf|

The story of modern management generally looks to the factories of England and New England for its genesis. But after scouring through old accounting books, Caitlin Rosenthal discovered that Southern planter-capitalists practiced an early form [...]

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August 2020

Buzzkill Bookshelf – Richard Toye, Winston Churchill: a Life in News

By |2020-08-25T11:16:52-04:00August 25th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Before Winston Churchill made history, he made news. To a great extent, the news made him too. If it was his own efforts that made him a hero, it was the media that made him [...]

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Buzzkill Bookshefl – Harriet Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

By |2020-08-17T22:05:34-04:00August 17th, 2020|Bookshelf|

From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the [...]

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Buzzkill Bookshelf – Martin Gilbert, The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

By |2020-08-17T11:58:37-04:00August 17th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Drawing from twenty-five years of original research, Sir Martin Gilbert re-creates the remarkable stories of non-Jews who risked their lives to help Jews during the Holocaust. According to Jewish tradition, "Whoever saves one life, it [...]

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Heath Hardage Lee, The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

By |2020-08-11T12:07:36-04:00August 11th, 2020|Bookshelf|

The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington―and Hanoi―to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years [...]

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Arleen Lorrance and Diane Kennedy Pike, Empowered by Love: We Are Not Alone

By |2020-08-11T11:01:12-04:00August 5th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Two women, strangers to each other and living 3,000 miles apart, were mysteriously brought together for spiritual work. That work has continued, by word of mouth alone, for over 45 years, facilitating the growth of [...]

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Jamie Holmes, 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon

By |2020-08-03T21:37:09-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Bookshelf|

The riveting story of the American scientists, tinkerers, and nerds who solved one of the biggest puzzles of World War II—and developed one of the most powerful weapons of the war. 12 Seconds of Silence [...]

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