Book Reviews

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Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide

Martin Rees, General Editor. Third Edition. DK/Smithsonian, 2020. 528 pages. $50.00.

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City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism

Abram C. Van Engen. Yale University Press, 2020. 392 pages. $30.00.

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Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Ty Seidule. St. Martin’s Press, 2020. 291 pages. $27.99.

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A Military History of the Cold War, 1962-1991 (Volume 70, Campaigns and Commanders Series)

Jonathan M. House. Oklahoma University Press, 2020. 450 pages. $50.00.

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The Last Brahmin: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. and the Making of the Cold War

Luke A. Nichter. Yale University Press, 2020. 527 pages. $37.50.

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The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America

Nicholas Buccola. Princeton University Press, 2019. 482 pages. $29.95.

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Walker Evans: Starting from Scratch

Svetlana Alpers. Princeton University Press, 2020. 257 pages, 143 plates. $39.95.

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We Do Not Want the Gates Closed Between Us: Native Networks and the Spread of the Ghost Dance

Justin Gage. University of Oklahoma Press, 2020. 376 pages. $45.00.

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Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump

Sarah Posner. Random House, 2020. 368 pages. $28.00.

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Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future

James Shapiro. Penguin Random House, 2020. 320 pages. $27.00.

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“The Saddest Words”: William Faulkner’s Civil War

Michael Gorra. Liveright / W.W. Norton& Company, 2020. 433 pages. $29.95.

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Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir

Natasha Trethewey. Ecco, 2020. 224 pages. $27.99.