Sag Harbor

Colson Whitehead. Sag Harbor. New York: Doubleday, 2009. Pp. 273. ISBN: 0385527659. $24.95. Colson Whitehead is rapidly emerging as one of the major literary voices of the new millennium. Like Philip Roth a generation earlier, Whitehead writes elegantly and eloquently about what it feels like to be an upwardly mobile outsider in pursuit of the […]

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Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America’s Legendary Suburb

David Kushner. Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America’s Legendary Suburb. New York: Walker Publishing Company, Inc., 2009. Photographs, index. Pp. 237. ISBN: 0802716199. $26.00. In American popular culture, the 1960s have come to be identified as the seedbed of civil rights for African Americans, as well as other […]

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Presidential Plunge: Theodore Roosevelt, The Plunger Submarine, and the United States Navy

Adam M. Grohman, introduction by Henry J. Hendrix II, Commander US Navy. Presidential Plunge: Theodore Roosevelt, The Plunger Submarine, and the United States Navy. Locust Valley, NY: Underwater Historical Research Society, 2009. Pp. 168. Photographs, notes, appendices, index. ISBN: 9780578031224. $15.95. Theodore Roosevelt aficionados will delight in this thorough account of the president’s descent in […]

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Long Island Moderns: Art and Architecture on the North Shore and Beyond

Kenneth Wayne and Erik Neil, editors. Long Island Moderns: Art and Architecture on the North Shore and Beyond. Huntington, NY: Heckscher Museum of Art (Distributed by University Press of New England, Lebanon, NH), 2009. Illustrations, bibliography. Pp. 128. ISBN: 9781879195158. $29.95. In their essay “Learning from Levittown” Robert Venturi and Denis Scott Brown use that […]

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