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Phillips's insistence on the primacy of 1775 as “the pivotal year” creates more problems than it solves.

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The melancholy embrace into which East and West have fallen is the leitmotif of Mishra’s new book, a group biography of three Asian intellectuals.

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The virtues of this collection are overshadowed by Lepore’s campaign against popular historians.

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Seldes wanted to show that there was a greater logic to the apparent cacophony of nineteenth-century enthusiasms.

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For Frank Costigliola, the Cold War began the day Roosevelt died.

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What’s The Matter with White People is really about what’s the matter with the white working class.

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There Was a Country, a personal memoir, is a literal explanation of what happens when “the center cannot hold.”

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Juan Pujol, who never fought on the front lines, is not a Stephen Ambrose–style war hero. He was, at his core, a con man.

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Consider the Fork is a wide-ranging historical road map of the influence of culture on cuisine.

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Throughout the 1920s, the national capital became a by-word for artistic experimentation, and hedonism of every variety.

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