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Title: Chad R. Diehl, "Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives" (Cornell UP, 2018)

Chad R. Diehl, "Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives" (Cornell UP, 2018)

December 11th, 2018

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki both play a central role in any narrative of the end of the East Asia-Pacific War in 1945, yet Hiroshima… Go to Episode

Robert C. Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack, "The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston's Iconic Astrodome" (U Nebraska Press, 2016)

December 12th, 2018

It rose against the Texas sun in all its architectural audacity: a domed stadium big enough to cover a baseball field. When it opened in 1965, the Houston… Go to Episode

Jessica Trounstine, "Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

December 12th, 2018

2018 has been a great year for books about sub-national government in the United States. The year ends with another to add to the list. Jessica Trounstine… Go to Episode

Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith, "American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity" (UP of Florida, 2018)

December 12th, 2018

As scholars and readers, we often view literary history in rigid, simplistic terms. We imagine that nineteenth-century aesthetic and thematic preoccupations… Go to Episode