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White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf

Media Roundup: Follow the Crumbs

WBblogtourThe White Bread blog tour starts today, with a post at FANNEtastic Food. Check the Beacon website for the tour schedule. And White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf is on the Amazon Book of the Month list at

And, in the meantime, listen to this Weekend Edition interview to find out how American history is baked into loaves of white bread.

New accolades for Michael Bronski's A Queer History of the United States. It's a Booklist recommended title for 2012 “Over the Rainbow” list. And the Windy City Times monthly book column, “Between the Covers” said, "It is wonderfully readable and looks at the way we understand the history of the United States. The LGBT population moves from the margins to the mainstream and we see that the history of this country also is our history.” 

NY Times Book Review reviewed Katherine Newman's Accordion Family with Eric Klinenberg's Going Solo: “Klinenberg and Newman flesh out their subjects with expertise and devotion, but neither forgets that ‘accordion family’ and ‘going solo’ are always less definitive terms than rich and poor.”  

At Skidmore, a preview of Judith Jack Halberstam's forthcoming book, Gaga Feminism