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New book celebrates the centennial of jazz great Billy Strayhorn

"Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life" is a welcome addition for anyone interested in jazz, civil rights, or photography.

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"Getting Back": Is revenge enough?

Sinclair dedicates her book "to those who have been bullied, whether the blows arrived by fists or with words."

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Review: how corporate America invented Christian America

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."

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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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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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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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“Opposing Jim Crow”: How African Americans helped shape Soviet antiracism

"Opposing Jim Crow: African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928-1937" critically investigates what she calls "Soviet antiracism."

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“Club Red”: Vacation, Soviet-style

Koenker also paints a vivid, detailed picture of a government sincerely attempting to live up to its promise of "the good life" for its citizens.

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