Book Reviews

50 Years Later: Who Still Rules America?

Posted November 7, 2017 by

University of Santa Cruz Professor William Domhoff released a book in 1967 that forever changed how scholars looked at power in the United States. Ambitiously titled Who Rules America?, Domhoff’s book arrived like a sociological earthquake shaking the foundations of
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Remembering Johnny Appleseed

Posted October 17, 2017 by

Who was a real living person? a) Paul Bunyan b) Johnny Appleseed c) John Henry The answer is b, Johnny Appleseed. This great American hero is now the subject of a new graphic novel, Johnny Appleseed. Written by Paul Buhle,
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How Immigrants Revitalized Urban America

Posted June 1, 2017 by

The past two decades have seen an upsurge in immigrants living in cities and the revival of formerly distressed urban neighborhoods. Thanks to a new book edited by Domenic Vitiello and Thomas Sugrue, Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in the United
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The Battle For Veterans’ Healthcare

Posted May 18, 2017 by Denny Riley

One million five hundred thousand men and women are currently on active duty in the U.S. military. Another eight hundred and twenty thousand serve in our reserve forces. And there are twenty two million veterans. We make a big show
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Even SF Chronicle Writers Get Evicted

Posted April 25, 2017 by

Paul Madonna is the author of the long running San Francisco Chronicle series, All Over Coffee. His new book, On to the Next Dream, offers an absurdist take on his eviction from his Mission District home of ten years. Absurdist,
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Is Gentrification Killing Cities?

Posted April 11, 2017 by

I began Peter Moskowitz’s new book, How to Kill a City, soon after visiting New York City’s West Village where he grew up. His account of Bleecker Street being taken over by “chains such as Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and
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