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Lisa Lieberman

Lisa Lieberman’s writings on postwar Europe have appeared in a variety of media. She is the author of Leaving You: The Cultural Meaning of Suicide, which addresses the suicides of notable Holocaust survivors including Primo Levi, Bruno Bettelheim, and Jean Améry. Trained as a modern European cultural and intellectual historian, she studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University and taught for many years at Dickinson College. She has held visiting fellowships at ...

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Read Paris Under the Occupation by Jean-Paul Sartre, Translated from the French with an introduction Lisa Lieberman

Read An Eye for an Eye by Simone de Beauvoir, Translated from the French with an introduction Lisa Lieberman

Read Dirty War by Lisa Lieberman

Read Stalin's Boots by Lisa Lieberman

Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States.

Read A Matter of Conscience by Abraham Lincoln

Stew Magnuson

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Stew Magnuson is the author of The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska Pine Ridge Border Towns, which was named the 2009 Nebraska Nonfiction Book of the Year and a finalist for the Center of Great Plains Studies’ 2008 Great Plains Distinguished Book of the Year. He has also written The Song of Sarin, a fictional account of the 1995 subway gas attacks in Tokyo, Japan. A former foreign ...

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Read Wounded Knee 1973: Still Bleeding by Stew Magnuson

George M. Marsden

George Marsden is a distinguished historian of religion in American life.  His biography of Jonathan Edwards won virtually every major historical prize, including the Bancroft Prize, the Merle Curti Award, the Philip Schaff Prize, and the Eugene Genovese Prize.  Among his other books are The Soul of the American University, Religion and American Culture, and Fundamentalism and American Culture.  Mr. Marsden studied at Haverford College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Yale University; he has taught at Calvin College, Duke University, and ...

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Read Militant Christians by George M. Marsden

Alfred W. McCoy

Alfred McCoy studied at Columbia, the University of California–Berkeley, and Yale, where he received a Ph.D. in the history of Southeast Asia.. He has written extensively on the region and on U.S. covert operations, including Torture and Impunity, Policing America’s Empire, A Question of Torture, and The Politics of Heroin. He is now the J. R. W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison 

Read The CIA's Secret Research on Torture by Alfred W. McCoy

Merle Miller

Merle Miller (1919–1986) was a writer of novels and nonfiction.  In World War II he was combat correspondent and editor of the European edition of Yank. He later worked as an editor at Time and at Harper’s, and wrote frequently for the New York Times, Esquire, and other publications. His book Plain Speaking, which he called “An Oral Autobiography of Harry S. Truman,” was published in 1974.

Read Firing the General by Merle Miller

Read The Cause and Cure of Hysteria by Merle Miller

Nicolaus Mills

Nicolaus Mills is professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Like a Holy Crusade: Mississippi 1964—The Turning of the Civil Rights Movement in America.

Read And We Shall Overcome by Lyndon B. Johnson, Introduction Nicolaus Mills

Peter Morris

Peter Morris has established himself as one of the foremost historians of early baseball in America. His A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball (2006) was the first book ever to win both the coveted Seymour Medal of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Casey Award from Spitball magazine as the best baseball book of the year. Mr. Morris has also written Catcher, a study of how the man behind the plate became ...

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Read Don't Kill The Umpire by Peter Morris