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episode 326: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, "State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States and the Nation" (Oxford UP, 2019)


In State Capture, Hertel-Fernandez focuses on the development and political power of  three inter-locking interest groups...


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episode 83: Nicholas Breyfogle, "Eurasian Environments: Nature and Ecology in Imperial Russia and Soviet History" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)


The focus of the volume is contextualizing and “de-exceptionalizing” Russia and the USSR by placing Russian and Soviet environmental history in a global context...


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episode 29: Bianca Williams, “The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism" (Duke UP, 2018)


Bianca Williams offers her readers a different starting point by asking: What about Black women’s experiences of happiness, pleasure, leisure, desire...


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episode 74: David Ray Papke, "Containment and Contagion: Law and the Oppression of the Urban Poor" (Michigan State UP, 2019)


The law does things, writes David Ray Papke, and it says things...


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episode 81: Nick Soulsby, "Sacrifice and Transcendence: The Oral History of Swans" (Jawbone Press, 2018)


Soulsby talks to key players in the band’s history and traces their evolution from noise rock provocateurs in New York’s 1980s underground music scene...


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   42m
 
 

episode 51: Caitlin Hamilton Summie, "To Lay to Rest our Ghosts" (Fornite, 2017)


An 8-year-old awaits her father’s return from the war...


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episode 142: Justine Howe, “Suburban Islam” (Oxford UP, 2018)


Howe examines the social and spiritual contexts of Muslims living outside of Chicago...


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episode 42: R. B. Jamieson, "Jesus’ Death and Heavenly Offering in Hebrews" (Cambridge UP, 2019)


When and where did Jesus offer himself to God?


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episode 20: Jeremy Black, "Britain and Europe: A Short History" (Hurst, 2019)


The current debate about Brexit has shown how important historical arguments can be in public discourse


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episode 76: Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" (Avery, 2017)


Emotional Intelligence involves self awareness, self control, relationship management and social awareness....


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