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    CHOCOLATE CITY

    NOV. 6, 2017

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CHOCOLATE CITY

by Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove

Essential American history, deeply researched and written with verve and passion. Full review >

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    THE THIN LIGHT OF FREEDOM

    OCT. 24, 2017

HISTORY

THE THIN LIGHT OF FREEDOM

by Edward L. Ayers

An exemplary contribution to the history of the Civil War and its aftermath. Full review >

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    HUE 1968

    JUNE 6, 2017

HISTORY

HUE 1968

by Mark Bowden

One of the best books on a single action in Vietnam, written by a tough, seasoned journalist who brings the events of a... Full review >

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    THE EXPANDING BLAZE

    SEPT. 5, 2017

HISTORY

THE EXPANDING BLAZE

by Jonathan Israel

An impressively broad scholarly history whose readability and smooth organization make it a joy to read. Full review >

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    GREATER GOTHAM

    OCT. 1, 2017

HISTORY

GREATER GOTHAM

by Mike Wallace

True to its subject, a monumental work of myriad vantage points. Full review >

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    SONS AND SOLDIERS

    JULY 25, 2017

HISTORY

SONS AND SOLDIERS

by Bruce Henderson

A gripping addition to the literature of the period and an overdue tribute to these unique Americans. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FEAR CITY

    APRIL 18, 2017

HISTORY

FEAR CITY

by Kim Phillips-Fein

Sobering, smart reading with many pointed lessons for activists. Full review >

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    MY LAI

    MAY 25, 2017

HISTORY

MY LAI

by Howard Jones

Jones succeeds on all counts in a book that, due to its subject matter, is not pleasant to read but is powerful and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING

    MAY 2, 2017

HISTORY

HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING

by S. Jonathan Bass

A stirring book that explores numerous aspects of racism in Alabama and the nation as a whole. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE BLACK HAND

    APRIL 25, 2017

HISTORY

THE BLACK HAND

by Stephan Talty

Talty is an excellent storyteller, and this particular story is highly relevant as America’s next set of immigrants... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    INCENDIARY

    APRIL 25, 2017

HISTORY

INCENDIARY

by Michael Cannell

A fascinating study not just of a historical crime and its consequences, but also its unintended effects. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SCARS OF INDEPENDENCE

    MAY 9, 2017

HISTORY

SCARS OF INDEPENDENCE

by Holger Hoock

An accomplished, powerful presentation of the American Revolution as it was, rather than as we might wish to remember it. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GULF

    MARCH 14, 2017

HISTORY

THE GULF

by Jack E. Davis

An elegant narrative braced by a fierce, sobering environmental conviction. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

    APRIL 18, 2017

HISTORY

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

by David Grann

Dogged original research and superb narrative skills come together in this gripping account of pitiless evil. Full review >

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