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History professors introduce new books

Robert S. French Professor of American Studies and Professor of History Jerald Podair speaks about his new book, “City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles.” Photo by Hikari Mine. Associate Professor of History Jake Frederick reads from his latest book, “Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics: The Money that Made Mexico

Nokes on new books

I’ll be honest: I haven’t read very many recently published books.  It’s not that I don’t want to read all the wonderful books that I know came out in 2013; but I’m an English major and, at least for right now, I’m kind of in the business of reading not-so-new books. Therefore, I must make

Steve Martin’s “An Object of Beauty” examines the morality of the art world

You probably saw it, walking through the book aisle in Target or Costco. Its white cover contrasts sharply with the colorful romance novels and thrillers around it. But you might have done a double take when you saw the author’s name. “Huh,” you might have thought, “He has the same name as Steve Martin.” And

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