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Title: A. Meleagrou-Hitchens, "Incitement: Anwar al-Awlaki’s Western Jihad" (Harvard UP, 2020)

Postscript: Shirley Chisholm as Principled Political Strategist

September 7th, 2020

“I stand before you today as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America. “I am not the candidate… Go to Episode

Audrey Truschke, “Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King” (Stanford UP, 2017)

September 4th, 2020

For many, the history of the Mughal empire looms heavy over contemporary South Asian social imaginaries. The lightning rod figure within modern day myths… Go to Episode

Joanna Stingray, "Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground" (Doppelhouse Press, 2020)

September 4th, 2020

Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground (Doppelhouse Press, 2020) is Joanna Stingray’s autobiographical account of her time on the underground… Go to Episode

Tamar Herzig, "A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy" (Harvard UP, 2019)

September 4th, 2020

On this episode of New Books in History, Jana Byars talks with Tamar Herzig, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University, the Director of Tel Aviv University’s… Go to Episode