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Summer reading: History
Summer reading: History

Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: $30 The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-year-old history. (July) American Dreamers How the Left Changed a Nation Michael Kazin Alfred A. Knopf: $27.95 From the early anti-slavery movement to Noam Chomsky and filmmaker Michael Moore, the author examines the radical thinkers and reformers who have transformed American politics and culture. (August) Elixir A History of Water and Humankind Brian Fagan Bloomsbury: $28 Archaeologist Fagan documents the human historical...

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