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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
Forty Signs of Rain

JBev, March 17, 2013

Considering that this was published in 2004, Forty Signs of Rain continually comes to my mind in this day of rising water, shrinking ice, and all the other 'signs' of global warming / climate change. How did Kim Stanley Robinson know what we would be facing? This and its 'sequels' really do describe a future that I truly hope does not arrive.
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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Age of Miracles

JBev, January 28, 2013

After finishing this book I kept thinking about it as I went about my regular routine - thinking of how lucky we all are. I rarely have a book stay with me in this manner, and didn't expect it while reading Age of Miracles ... and yet, I found myself wandering through the grocery store amazed by all of the choices, abundance a single aisle held, and grateful that we have these choices and this abundance. A mere tilt of the planet and it could all change.
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