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Whisper Not
Whisper Not, by Benny Golson and Jim Merod, won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Best History Book in the category of Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz.

The Man-Not
Tommy Curry, author of The Man-Not, was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed on September 7.

Inner Speech and the Dialogical Self
Norbert Wiley's Inner Speech and the Dialogical Self, was a co-winner of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction's Charles Horton Cooley Book Award. [NOTE: the 2017 winners have not been posted on the site yet].

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Upon the Ruins of Liberty
Upon the Ruins of Liberty

Sex and the Founding Fathers
Sex and the Founding Fathers

Red War on the Family
Red War on the Family

The Mutual Housing Experiment
The Mutual Housing Experiment

The New Freedom and the Radicals
The New Freedom and the Radicals

Reimagining Courts
Reimagining Courts

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