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Zagreb Noir, by Ivan Srsen @ NYJB

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“Zagreb Noir,” edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.

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American Odd: Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Conspiranoia!: the Mother of All Conspiracy Theories, by Devon Jackson. It’s the essay the UFO nazi Bilderbergers don’t want you to read … or do they?

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Horizontal Collaboration: The Erotic World of Paris, 1920–1946, by Mel Gordon @ NYJB

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Horizontal Collaboration, by Mel Gordon is “an illuminating linguistic, cartographic, and historical exploration of Parisian lusts.”

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The Megapolitan Flâneur: Greater Downtown Milwaukee: Milwaukee Food Tours: Explore Milwaukee Hop On / Hop Off Sightseeing Bus

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Whether you are a tourist visiting Cream City or a lifelong resident, check out The Sightseeing Bus from Milwaukee Food Tours. It is a solid hour of education and entertainment.

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CCLaP Fridays: Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial, by Kenji Yoshino

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This week I review “Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial,” by Kenji Yoshino, about the court case that eventually repealed Prop 8.

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Twenty-One Days of a Neurasthenic, by Octave Mirbeau @ NYJB

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What’s the best cure for a man who hates the mountains? Send him to the mountains. What’s the best cure for a misanthrope? Send him to live with other people. Thus begins “Twenty-One Days of a Neurasthenic” by Octave Mirbeau (1848–1917).

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse @ NYJB

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“One Nation Under God” sheds light on the shadowy history of political conservatism, big business, and populist fervor.

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The Greatest Comeback, by Patrick J. Buchanan

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Pat Buchanan wrote a new book. It’s about Nixon’s 1968 campaign for the presidency.

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Apocryphal by Lisa Marie Basile @ thethepoetryblog

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Lisa Marie Basile’s “Apocryphal” exists in that Nabokovian twilight between childhood and adulthood. Between these realms one confronts monsters and the monolithic oppression of tradition. This is “Alice in Wonderland” re-imagined as a harrowing nightmare journey, a poodle-skirted damsel thrown into the jaws of a slavering beast, who may be the speaker’s father. What remains are fragments, memories, and fantasies strewn about or reconfigured.

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Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy, by Christopher Sandford @ NYJB

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In Harold and Jack: the Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister MacMillan and President Kennedy, “Mr. Sandford expertly uses historical and archival material to make Kennedy’s and Macmillan’s Special Relationship come to life.”

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