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Adam P. Frederick

Vollmann Goes East

A short introduction serves as an apology for the “string-ball of idle thoughts” that is William T. Vollmann’s newest, Kissing the Mask, a book which perhaps warrants an apology.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Daniel Okrent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition has enough factual saturation to qualify as legitimate scholarly history, yet too much to bore the casual reader.


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DEC 20-JAN 21

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