Book Reviews

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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.

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Christina Thompson. HarperCollins, 2019. 365 pages. $29.99.

Catastrophizing: Materialism and the Making of Disaster

Gerard Passannante. University of Chicago Press, 2019. 293 pages. $25.00.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading

Leah Price. Basic Books, 2019. 214 pages. $28.00.

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

Erika Lee. Basic Books, 2019. 432 pages. $32.00.