• NONFICTION

    ARDENNES 1944

    NOV. 3, 2015

HISTORY

ARDENNES 1944

by Antony Beevor

Essential reading for anyone interested in World War II. Full review >

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    THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE

    SEPT. 15, 2015

HISTORY

THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE

by Anna Bikont translated by Alissa Valles

Bikont’s fearless research—she even confronted the brothers known to have led the Jedwabne murders—makes this a fantastic... Full review >

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    THE GAY REVOLUTION

    SEPT. 8, 2015

HISTORY

THE GAY REVOLUTION

by Lillian Faderman

In this superbly researched book, acclaimed LGBT scholar Faderman (My Mother’s Wars, 2013, etc.) examines the roots of the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DAYS OF RAGE

    APRIL 7, 2015

HISTORY

DAYS OF RAGE

by Bryan Burrough

A superb chronicle, long—but no longer than needed—and detailed, that sheds light on how the war on terror is being waged... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WENT THE DAY WELL?

    APRIL 29, 2015

HISTORY

WENT THE DAY WELL?

by David Crane

A historical tour de force—a fascinating panorama of Great Britain during the summer of Waterloo. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    OUR MAN IN CHARLESTON

    JULY 21, 2015

HISTORY

OUR MAN IN CHARLESTON

by Christopher Dickey

A great book explaining the workings of what Dickey calls an erratic, cobbled-together coalition of ferociously independent... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE QUARTET

    MAY 5, 2015

HISTORY

THE QUARTET

by Joseph J. Ellis

This is Ellis’ ninth consecutive history of the Revolutionary War era and yet another winner. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    1920

    MAY 15, 2015

HISTORY

1920

by Eric Burns

In this delightfully readable book, the author expertly shows how those affected by the Great War linked together, nourished... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GREAT DIVIDE

    MARCH 15, 2015

HISTORY

THE GREAT DIVIDE

by Thomas Fleming

Among historians, Jefferson’s star has been falling for 50 years. Fleming’s frank hostility puts him at the far end of the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SPAIN

    JULY 21, 2015

HISTORY

SPAIN

by Robert Goodwin

Any student of the Renaissance should read this excellent work showing Spain’s enormous impact on the arts and, with her... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    RAVENSBRÜCK

    MARCH 31, 2015

HISTORY

RAVENSBRÜCK

by Sarah Helm

Not just another tale of concentration camp terrors, Helm delivers a gripping story of the women who outlasted them and had... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ANONYMOUS SOLDIERS

    FEB. 24, 2015

HISTORY

ANONYMOUS SOLDIERS

by Bruce Hoffman

An authoritative, sweeping, important history that shows how terrorism “is neither irrational nor desperate but instead... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SWANSONG 1945

    APRIL 13, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SWANSONG 1945

by Walter Kempowski translated by Shaun Whiteside

A riveting portrait of what Kurt Weill called the “total breakdown of all human dignity,” revealed through the bric-a-brac... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA

    SEPT. 1, 2015

  • NONFICTION

    THE WAR ON ALCOHOL

    NOV. 11, 2015

HISTORY

THE WAR ON ALCOHOL

by Lisa McGirr

An important book that warrants a place at the forefront of Prohibition histories. General readers will love it, and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    EIGHTY-EIGHT YEARS

    AUG. 15, 2015

HISTORY

EIGHTY-EIGHT YEARS

by Patrick Rael

There are not enough superlatives to describe the wealth of information in this book and the bright, clear way in which it... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TARGET TOKYO

    APRIL 13, 2015

HISTORY

TARGET TOKYO

by James M. Scott

A spirited, comprehensive and highly readable account of the tremendous wherewithal required for this extraordinary effort. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NAGASAKI

    JULY 28, 2015

HISTORY

NAGASAKI

by Susan Southard

A valiant, moving work of research certain to provoke vigorous discussion. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE DEVIL'S CHESSBOARD

    OCT. 13, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE DEVIL'S CHESSBOARD

by David Talbot

Washington, D.C., regulars may know some of this information, and foreign nations certainly do, but all engaged American... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KL

    APRIL 14, 2015

HISTORY

KL

by Nikolaus Wachsmann

A comprehensive, encyclopedic work that should be included in the collections of libraries, schools and other institutions. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THEIR LAST FULL MEASURE

    APRIL 1, 2015

HISTORY

THEIR LAST FULL MEASURE

by Joseph Wheelan

Wheelan has combed entire libraries to make this thoroughly readable, lucid survey. Well-practiced buffs will welcome the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    1944

    SEPT. 22, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

1944

by Jay Winik

A complex history rendered with great color and sympathy. Full review >

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