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"Death in the Congo" highlights obscure subject: African liberation

"Death in the Congo" is an important book because it fills a void, but it could have illuminated more.

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"One of Us": Murder mystery in coal mining town

O'Dell's observations about life in the contemporary coal region from a historical perspective are dead-on accurate.

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"The Production of Difference" examines worker division via racism

Examining "race management" during slavery, Western expansion, and early 20th century industrial production.

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"Hitler's Rival": Book shines spotlight on Ernst Thalmann

While this book isn't a history of Nazi Germany or of the GDR, it does provide a historical glimpse into both societies.

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Colleen McCullough, 77: obit insults author, draws outrage

The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.

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Book offers analysis on Communist International

The history of U.S. communism and the Communist Party, USA isn't an easy subject to write about. 

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Nursing home workers write their stories with “Loving Hands”

"With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story" is an unusual book for several reasons.

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Hollywood Left turns out to support Howard Zinn’s new book

Rocker Tom Morello brought the house down at an event celebrating the publication of the anniversary edition of "Voices of a People's History of the United States."

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Inside Syria: New book sheds needed light

Reese Erlich's informative and insightful book "Inside Syria" brings to mind the Greek myth of a vast maze under the palace at Knossos.

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"Season of the Witch" examines occult history of rock

Speaking as an occult enthusiast, I prepared myself for the possibility that this book would consist of clichéd assumptions about the occult. Fortunately, the author doesn't go that route.

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