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When and how did American get so polarized? For answers, Jonathan Chait recommends reading "What Hath God Wrought,"  a history of American politics from 1815-1848 by the Pulitzer prize-winning historian Daniel Walker Howe.

Length: 
3:50
Blues People
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Alex Abramovich recommends "Blues People: Negro Music in White America" by Leroi Jones, who later changed his name to Amiri Baraka.

Length: 
2:23
"The Days Of Abandonment" by Elena Ferrante
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Alissa Quart recommends Elena Ferrante's "Days of Abandonment" and Elizabeth Hardwick's "Sleepless Nights."

Seeing is Forgetting the Name of The Thing One Sees
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Choreogapher Bill T. Jones recommends Lawrence Weschler's biography of Robert Irwin.

"Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace
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David Foster Wallace wrote memorably about AA in his famous novel "Infinite Jest." Writer Marshall Boswell reads one of his favorite passages.

Length: 
2:59

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