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Pamela Haag discusses The Gunning of America on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

“Guns are often associated with American identity – from Revolutionary War militias to cowboys of the Wild West. A new examination of the firearms industry reveals how sales and marketing strategies shaped U.S. gun culture.”

Ted Gioia’s How to Listen to Jazz reviewed in the Economist

“Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees.”

Randall B. Woods’s Prisoners of Hope reviewed in the Weekly Standard

“Randall B. Woods introduces some balance into the record in this highly readable single-volume history of the Johnson presidency.”


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