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Historian Nell Painter and Novelist Harlan Coben Featured on KAZI Book Review March 27

Nell Painter, author of The History of White People and Harlan Coben, the author of Live Wire, are the guests on KAZI Book Review today, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. on KAZI 88.7 FM.  Listen live online at kazifm.org.

In The History of White People, Painter reveal power—supported by economics, science, and politics—continued to drive exclusionary notions of whiteness until, deep into the twentieth century, political realities enlarged the category of truly American.

A story filled with towering historical figures, The History of White People forcefully reminds us that the concept of one white race is a recent invention. The meaning, importance, and realty of this all-too-human thesis of race have buckled under the weight of a long and rich unfolding of events.

Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University.

Live Wire is Harlan Coben’s tenth novel featuring sports agent Myron Bolitar. When former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, encounter an anonymous Facebook post questioning the paternity of their unborn child, Lex runs off, and Suzze – at eight months pregnant – asks Myron to save her marriage, and perhaps her husband’s life. But when he finds Lex, he also finds someone he wasn’t looking for: his sister-in-law, Kitty, who along with Myron’s brother abandoned the Bolitar family long ago.

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