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Jun 29, 2011

Midweek Notes

Abigail Tucker, "The Beer Archaeologist," Smithsonian, August, looks at Patrick McGovern's efforts to recreate the libations of the ancients. Dwight Garner, "Sticky Fingers, Used in Service of a Covetous Nature," NYT, 28 June, reviews Rachel Shteir's The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting. Jonathan Yardley reviews Ina Caro's Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History By Train for the Washington Post, 24 June.

Michael Sean Winters, "The Beltway Healing," The Book, 28 June, reviews Nancy Lusignan Schultz's Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City. James M. McPherson, "What Drove the Terrible War?" NYRB, 14 July, reviews Amanda Foreman's A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, Gary W. Gallagher's The Union War, David Goldfield's America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation, Adam Goodheart's 1861: The Civil War Awakening, and George C. Rable's God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War.

Christopher Hitchens, "The Real Mahatma Gandhi," Atlantic, July/August, reviews Joseph Lelyveld's Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India. Adam Kirsch, "Lost and Found," Tablet, 28 June, reviews Tara Zahra's The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe's Families After World War II. Peter D. Kramer, "The Great Proselytizer of Orgasm," Slate, 27 June, reviews Christopher Turner's Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America. Winston Groom, "Breakfast at Truman's," WS, 27 June, reviews William Todd Schultz's Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers.

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