It looks really promising, and I think it’s going to be huge,” she says, likening it to the fem­i­nist cul­tural studies’ answer to “Lean In.” Also high on Cass’s list: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity lit­er­a­ture pro­fessor Carla Kaplan’s social his­tory, “Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renais­sance” (Sep­tember), and Har­vard his­to­rian Jill Lepore’s “Book of Ages: The Life and Opin­ions of Jane Franklin” (October), a pas­sionate biog­raphy of Ben’s sister. Those with a han­kering for a polemic on domestic policy can turn to Boston University’s Andrew Bace­vich, who makes the case for the draft in “Breach of Trust: How Amer­i­cans Failed Their Sol­diers and Their Country” (September).


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