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What We’re Reading: Napoleon and a Coup in Iran

Weekly reviews of what's on our bookshelves.

What We’re Reading: Underpopulation and Familiar Food

Appetite for America By Stephen Fried When I was in my 20s, I frequently had to make overnight runs to get somewhere by early morning. Often these were places I had never been before, and during several points I needed to slam down some calories and have two cups of coffee. Local restaurants were closed […]

What We’re Reading: Pandemics and EU-Mexico Ties

Weekly reviews of what's on our bookshelves.

What We’re Reading: Empires Past and Present

The Mantle of Command By Nigel Hamilton Historical works about the early phases of World War II are frequently dominated by the personal relationship of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. The short version of that relationship is that the two had an excellent working relationship despite their massive egos and that the countries they led […]

What We’re Reading: U.S.-Mexico Migration and Destructive Fast Fashion

Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States Timothy J. Henderson “Beyond Borders” chronicles the history of the ebb and flow of Mexican migration into the United States starting from the turn of the 20th century to 2010. While a great deal has happened since publication in 2011, the book presents a […]

What We’re Reading: The War That Made Americans and Cold War...

Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution David L. Preston Gen. Edward Braddock was a British commander in what was called the French and Indian War, a subset of the Seven Years’ War, which pitted England and France against each other and then drew in the rest of Europe. In […]