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    Inventing History

    If there were an award for the most successful revolutionaries of the 20th century, two relatively unsung yet worthy candidates would be Gunnar and Alva Myrdal.

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    Engines of Decline

    Disturbing the Nest is among the finest and most readable works of comparative sociology published in the last ten years, and the most effective critique of the Swedish welfare state now in print.

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    Pacific Rimshot

    Thomas Pynchon has been living out of the public eye for almost four decades now, a literary hermit who has succeeded by his very reclusiveness in attracting more attention than his less retiring colleagues.

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    A Representative Man

    Even in these dreariest of days in academia, when American history has largely become a plaything for canting ideologues, the Old South continues to attract outstanding talent. Fine books and articles continue to appear, as Clyde Wilson's...

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    A Niagara of Print

    During the heady days of the early 1920's, while F. Scott Fitzgerald was recording the "the greatest, gaudiest spree in history," the Saturday Evening Post sought to concentrate serious attention on the social, political, and cultural...

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    A Musical Colossus

    Herbert von Karajan's sixty years of conducting have left their mark not only in the memories of generations of concertgoers, but in the holdings of record collectors all over the world.

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