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Ted Gioia’s How to Listen to Jazz reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

“[How to Listen to Jazz is a] satisfying new book....A radiantly accomplished writer, a busy blogger and a pianist who has recorded several albums, Mr. Gioia conveys his passion for the music with vivid description and shrewd judgements....One of the best features of the book is a set of ‘music maps,’ as Mr. Gioia calls them, that serve as a guide to individual recordings.”

Yuval Levin’s The Fractured Republic featured in David Brooks’ New York Times column

“There are just a few essential reads if you want to understand the American social and political landscape....Today, I’d add Yuval Levin’s fantastic new book, The Fractured Repubilc....I learned something new on every page.”

Dan Flores’s Coyote America reviewed in New Scientist

“It is often impossible to separate how animals behave ‘wild’ from how they behave around humans. Coyotes are a startling example....Historian Dan Flores has fun describing how coyotes make a mockery of our attempts to put nature in order: ‘It turns out, the coyote really is The Dude, and The Dude absolutely abides.”


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