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Ted Gioia

Music

A Subversive History

Preeminent music historian and critic Ted Gioia presents a global history of music from the bottom up

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Coming this Fall

Barrio America

How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

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Matthew Avery Sutton

Double Crossed

The Missionaries Who Spied for the United States During the Second World War

The untold story of the Christian missionaries who played a crucial role in the allied victory in World War II

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Thomas Abt

Bleeding Out

The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets

From a Harvard scholar and former Obama official, a powerful proposal for curtailing violent crime in America

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Jonathan M. Metzl

Dying of Whiteness

How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences — even for the white voters they promise to help

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