September 2020

Buzzkill Bookshelf – Richard Toye, The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill’s World War II Speeches

By |2020-09-29T16:10:59-04:00September 29th, 2020|Bookshelf|

The popular story of Churchill's war-time rhetoric is a simple one: the British people were energized and inspired by his speeches, which were almost universally admired and played an important role in the ultimate victory [...]

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Buzzkill Bookshelf – Susan E. Cayleff, Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

By |2020-09-23T12:51:09-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Bookshelf|

One of the most gifted athletes in the world, Babe Didrikson Zaharias dominated track and field, winning two Olympic gold medals in 1932. She went on to compete in baseball, bowling, basketball, tennis, and particularly [...]

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

By |2020-09-21T23:18:19-04:00September 21st, 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 – 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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