Monthly Archive: May, 2015

CCLaP Fridays: A Kingdom in Crisis, by Andrew MacGregor Marshall

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This week I review “A Kingdom in Crisis,” by Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a fearless expose of Thailand’s corrupt politics and looming succession crisis.

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On Being Human Redux: The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, by Ian Tattersall

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Ian Tattersall’s new book, “The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack,” explores the intellectual history of paleoanthropology and seeks to answer, “What does it mean to be human?”

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American Odd: History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, by Lucy Mack Smith

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In this installment of American Odd, I review a biography of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith, as told by his mother, Lucy Mack Smith.

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CCLaP Fridays: Cities of Empire, by Tristram Hunt

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This week I review “Cities of Empire: The British colonies and the creation of the urban world,” by Tristram Hunt.

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