Arts & Letters
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The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, Gregory Clark, Princeton University Press, 384 pages
How religious passions helped fuel the Great War.
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, Lynne Cheney, Viking, 576 pages
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