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University Presses

God Bless America

How Irving Berlin's patriotic tune became a shadow national anthem.

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Infatuations

Sometimes the mystery is not what leads up to a murder, but what happens after.

 

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Reading in Common

Dreams of My Russian Summers

The power of memory and longing is undimmed in this classic memoir.

 

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The Speculator

Neptune's Brood

The visionary adventure begun in Saturn's Children continues to extend the legacy of Heinlein and other foundational dreamers.

 

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Reading Romance

Forsaking All Others

Divided loyalties can make for passionate drama.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Gypsy Is His Autopilot

The Roma roots and world-conquering rhythms of an unclassifiable band.

 

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A Reading Life

American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith

Listening to baseball through the voice of one of its greatest chroniclers.

 

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A Reading Life

The Old Filth Trilogy

A century-spanning epic of bittersweet marriages and friendships concludes.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Visitation Street

A disappearance on the East River looms large over a close-knit Brooklyn crew.

 

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Reading in Common

Ten Things I've Learnt About Love

A long-estranged father and daughter, on a collision course.

 

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Library Without Walls

Jean-Claude Izzo: Noir under the Sun

Hot nights and cold Cassis with Marseilles' master of crime fiction.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Crime of Privilege

An untouchable political dynasty faces off against a lawyer's reluctant quest for justice.

 

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A Reading Life

Italian Ways

Italy by train is "not for beginners."

 

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Reader's Diary

In Times of Fading Light

An East German family epic unpacks a world of official lies with sardonic humor.

 

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Reading Romance

Everybody Knows

Sometimes the biggest -- and most entertaining -- obstacle to true love is the audience.

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