October news and new books

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News and Notes / Praise and Reviews

Midday with Dan Rodricks hosted Marian Moser Jones, author of The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal.

Janine Barchas, author of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location and Celebrity and creator of What Jane Saw, discussed the continued popularity of Jane Austen on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Daily Circuit.

Examiner.com calls Schizophrenia: A Brother Finds Answers in Biological Science “a must-read for anyone who has a loved one suffering from schizophrenia.”

For an informed and common-sense approach to gun control, Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker urges Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis for “all who want to catch up on the scientific news on the subject.”

Hot off the Press

Football in Baltimore: History and Memorabilia from Colts to Ravens, second edition  Baltimore’s remarkable football traditions—from the Colts to the Ravens—expressed in sports memorabilia.

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II  Compelling photographs of people and places throughout Maryland during one of the nation’s most anxious decades.

Living with Itch: A Patient’s Guide  “If you live with chronic itch, you might think no one understands what you’re going through. This innovative book is proof that some very smart people do.”— Kaspar Mossman, eczema patient

Penguins: The Animal Answer Guide  A book that answers every question you’ve ever had about the fascinating biology and evolutionary history of these odd, flightless birds.

The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity  A thought-provoking collection of personal essays explores complex issues surrounding genetic identity.

The Lousy Adult   Ten short stories depict a kaleidoscope of characters—maybe even someone you know.

How Literature Plays with the Brain: The Neuroscience of Reading and Art  An original interdisciplinary study positioned at the intersection of literary theory and neuroscience.

Who Owns America’s Past?: The Smithsonian and the Problem of History  This book examines the different ways that the Smithsonian’s exhibitions have been conceived and designed—whether to educate visitors, celebrate an important historical moment, or satisfy donor demands or partisan agendas.

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