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Tenn’s Best Friend

‘The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin’

The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin

edited by Peggy L. Fox and Thomas Keith


Aquarius Rising

Revisiting the religious dimensions of 1960s protest allows for the recovery of a forgotten and necessary part of our past.

In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

by Danny Goldberg

New Reformation: Notes of a Neolithic Conservative

by Paul Goodman

The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America

by Doug Rossinow

1968: The Rise and Fall of the New American Revolution

by Robert C. Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne

1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

by Richard Vinen

Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland

by James Robenalt

Struggle for a Better South: the Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1964–69

by Gregg Michel

The Making of a Counterculture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and Its Youthful Opposition

by Theodore Roszak

Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s

edited by Robert Cohen and David J. Snyder

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Fatal Shore

David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, July 13–September 30, 2018


Bliss Was It in That Dawn to Be Alive

The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House

by Ben Rhodes


Green and Pleasant Land

Four new books about farming

The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

by Richard Lyman Bushman

This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

by Ted Genoways

Fruitful Labor: The Ecology, Economy, and Practice of a Family Farm

by Mike Madison

Walking the Flatlands: The Rural Landscape of the Lower Sacramento Valley

by Mike Madison


The Known Known

The future of privacy in the era of “surveillance capitalism”

The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America

by Sarah E. Igo

Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

by Cyrus Farivar

Beyond Abortion: Roe v. Wade and the Battle for Privacy

by Mary Ziegler

Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies

by Woodrow Hartzog


Downhill Racing

The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994–2017

by Martin Amis


Breaking Eggs Against a Rock

Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, a Martyr in Mao’s China

by Lian Xi

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall

by Margaret E. Roberts


Missing the Dark Satanic Mills

Joshua B. Freeman’s ‘Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World’

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

by Joshua B. Freeman


Smoke and Mirrors

The Secret State: A History of Intelligence and Espionage

by John Hughes-Wilson

Spy Watching: Intelligence Accountability in the United States

by Loch K. Johnson

In the Enemy’s House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies

by Howard Blum

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

by Jefferson Morley


Pushing Against the Apocalypse

Lara Feigel’s ‘Free Woman: Life, Liberation, and Doris Lessing’

Free Woman: Life, Liberation, and Doris Lessing

by Lara Feigel


High and Dry

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border

by Francisco Cantú


Loving Lips

Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum

by Kathryn Hughes


Mission Impossible

The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947

by Daniel Kurtz-Phelan


The Ghostwriter’s Mask

First Person

by Richard Flanagan


Cabrini Blues

If public housing is the physical manifestation of a hope for social progress, that hope has its own historical twist in the United States.

Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

by Brian McCammack

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

by Ben Austen


Hopeful Math

The Great Alignment: Race, Party Transformation, and the Rise of Donald Trump

by Alan I. Abramowitz


I Feel Pretty

Mass

by Leonard Bernstein, performed by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée, Lincoln Center, New York City, July 17–18, 2018

Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

by Jamie Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

by Paul R. Laird


Pakistan’s Jihadi Proxies

Jihad and Dawah: Evolving Narratives of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamat ud Dawah

by Samina Yasmeen

Defeat Is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War

by Myra MacDonald

Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State

by Madiha Afzal


Art of a Degenerate World

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, June 5–September 23, 2018

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s

by Stefanie Heckmann, Andreas Huyssen, Olaf Peters, Alfred Pfabigan, and Ernst Ploil

Splendor and Misery in the Weimar Republic

an exhibition at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, October 27, 2017–February 25, 2018


Imploding with Cool

‘The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City’ by Iain Sinclair

The Last London: True Fictions from an Unreal City

by Iain Sinclair


The Rake’s Progress

Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the Eighteenth Century

an exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, August 27–December 31, 2017; the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, February 10–May 28, 2018; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, July 8–October 8, 2018

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe

Catalog of the exhibition edited by Frederick Ilchman, Thomas Michie, C.D. Dickerson III, and Esther Bell

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