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episode 97: Evgeny Finkel, "Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust" (Princeton UP, 2017)


Can there be a political science of the Holocaust?


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episode 578: Susan Jaques, "The Caesar of Paris:  Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire" (Pegasus Books, 2018)


Jaques offers up a richly detailed and researched account of Napoleon’s fascination with ancient Rome,..


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episode 289: Max Ward, "Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power in Interwar Japan" (Duke UP, 2019)


Ward analyzes the trajectory and transformations of the implementation of Japan’s 1925 Peace Preservation Law from its conception until the early years of the 1940s...


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episode 577: Simon Balto, "Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago From Red Summer to Black Power" (UNC Press, 2019)


Balto argues that local police department policies and procedures left black Chicagoans “overpoliced and underprotected” far before mass incarceration began...


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episode 92: C.A. Fletcher, "A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World" (Orbit, 2019)


In his interview, Fletcher discusses the research that informs the novel’s “soft apocalypse"...


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episode 73: Danny Orbach, "Plots Against Hitler" (Eamon Dolan/HMH, 2016)


Orbach offers a profound and complete examination of the plots to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler...


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episode 55: Berthe Jansen, "The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet" (U California Press, 2018)


Jansen discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies...


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episode 38: Darren E. Tromblay, "Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11" (Lynne Rienner, 2019)


Initiated in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, have the reforms of the US intelligence enterprise served their purpose?


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episode 25: William Elison, "The Neighborhood of Gods: The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai" (U Chicago Press, 2018)


Elison explores how slum residents, tribal people, and members of other marginalized groups use religious icons to mark urban spaces in Mumbai...


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episode 139: Nancy Lough and Andrea N. Geurin, "Routledge Handbook of the Business of Women's Sport" (Routledge, 2019)


Lough and Guerin bring together forty different authors to survey the status of women's sports in 2019.


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