The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, by Lisa McGirr @ NYJB

“The War on Alcohol” by Lisa McGirr retells the story of Prohibition with a cocktail of case studies, legal analysis, and a broad scope. Continue reading The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, by Lisa McGirr @ NYJB

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The Secret Teachers of the Western World, by Gary Lachman @ NYJB

“For the curious, The Secret Teachers of the Western World exists as a valuable and highly readable resource.” Continue reading The Secret Teachers of the Western World, by Gary Lachman @ NYJB

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American Odd: “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America,” by Jim Marrs

Jim Marrs takes us on a wild ride into secret societies, Nazi wonder weapons, and why the Council of Foreign Relations is responsible for every bad thing ever. Continue reading American Odd: “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America,” by Jim Marrs

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2 books on Germany @ NYJB

I review books on Hitler’s domestic spaces and how Germany deals with 4 centuries of history over at the New York Journal of Books. Continue reading 2 books on Germany @ NYJB

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American Odd: California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, by Jim Heimann

I continue my essay series, American Odd, with a look at the history of the American roadside attraction in Jim Heimann’s classic California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture. Continue reading American Odd: California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture, by Jim Heimann

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