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Women's Review of Books Volume 25, Issue 4

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July/August 2008

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Blasts From The Past Hanoi Journal 1967 By Carol Cohen McEldowney
Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a WeathermanBy Cathy Wilkerson
Reviewed by Alice Echols

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Never Give In, Never Give Up Bella Abzug: An Oral History By Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom
Reviewed by Ruth Rosen

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Citizens of the Affluent Society? The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in America By Felicia Kornbluh
Life After Welfare: Reform and the Persistence of Poverty By Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder with Karen Nanges Douglas and Daniel G. Schroeder
Reviewed by Annelise Orleck

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Our Bodies, Ourselves Lives! The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: How Feminist Knowledge Travels Across Borders By Kathy Davis
Reviewed by Betsy Hartmann

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Families of Affinity Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families Under The Law By Nancy Polikoff
Reviewed by Ruthann Robson

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“I Will Tell Everything” The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing Up in the Warsaw Ghetto Edited by S.L. Shneiderman; New edition prepared by Susan Lee Pentlin
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood By Ibtisam Barakat
Reviewed by Harriet Malinowitz

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Seeking a Usable Past Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History By Heather Love
Reviewed by Meryl Altman

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Field Notes Betrayals of the Heart
Rift By Barbara Helfgott Hyett
By Robin Becker

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Poetry By Jan Freeman

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Cartoon By Fly

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The Postfeminist Dilemma Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex, and the Media By Kelly Oliver
From Where We Stand: War, Women’s Activism and Feminist Analysis By Cynthia Cockburn
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times By Jasbir Puar
Reviewed by Alyson M. Cole

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Talking About My Generation Sisterhood Interrupted: From Radical Women to Girls Gone Wild By Deborah Siegel
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters By Jessica Valenti
We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists By Melody Berger
Reviewed by Patricia Justine Tumang

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Brought to Light The Air We Breathe By Andrea Barrett
Signed, Mata Hari By Yannick Murphy
Reviewed by Rebecca Meacham

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The Universe Was Her Oyster Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, The Public YearsBy Charles Capper
Margaret Fuller: Wandering Pilgrim By Meg McGavran Murray
Reviewed by Bell Gale Chevigny

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Dying As She Lived Circling My Mother By Mary Gordon
Reviewed by Lauren Byrne

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Outsiders Who Welcome Us In Pink Harvest: Tales of Happenstance By Toni Mirosevich
Comfort Food For Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl By Marusya Bociurkiw
Reviewed by Elana Dykewomon

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