• NONFICTION

    THE POLITICIANS AND THE EGALITARIANS

    MAY 11, 2016

HISTORY

THE POLITICIANS AND THE EGALITARIANS

by Sean Wilentz

A master scholar delivers a delightfully stimulating historical polemic. Full review >

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    AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS

    SEPT. 6, 2016

HISTORY

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS

by Alan Taylor

Beautifully organized and accessibly presented history for all readers. Full review >

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    MIDNIGHT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

    JAN. 5, 2016

HISTORY

MIDNIGHT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

A beautifully rendered work wrought with enormous care and sense of compassionate dignity. Full review >

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    WAGING WAR

    OCT. 4, 2016

HISTORY

WAGING WAR

by David J. Barron

A first-rate history filled with revealing incidents and informed analysis. Full review >

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    THE WINTER FORTRESS

    MAY 3, 2016

HISTORY

THE WINTER FORTRESS

by Neal Bascomb

Featuring excellent characterization and exquisite detail concerning a theater of the war (Norway) not well-mined, this will... Full review >

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    THE FIRST CONGRESS

    FEB. 9, 2016

HISTORY

THE FIRST CONGRESS

by Fergus M. Bordewich

Far less edifying than the Constitutional Convention but equally crucial, the colorful machinations of our first Congress... Full review >

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    HOW EVERYTHING BECAME WAR AND THE MILITARY BECAME EVERYTHING

    AUG. 9, 2016

NONFICTION

HOW EVERYTHING BECAME WAR AND THE MILITARY BECAME EVERYTHING

by Rosa Brooks

Legal theorists and policymakers will approve the scholarship and close analysis; general readers will appreciate the... Full review >

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    THE PROFITEERS

    FEB. 16, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE PROFITEERS

by Sally Denton

Filled with stories of cronyism and influence peddling, Denton’s riveting and revealing book will undoubtedly displease the... Full review >

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    THE BITTER TASTE OF VICTORY

    MAY 17, 2016

NONFICTION

THE BITTER TASTE OF VICTORY

by Lara Feigel

A deep, significant exploration of artistic atonement in postwar Germany. Full review >

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    THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN GROWTH

    JAN. 26, 2016

NONFICTION

THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN GROWTH

by Robert J. Gordon

A masterful study to be read and reread by anyone interested in today's political economy. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SECRET WAR

    MAY 10, 2016

HISTORY

THE SECRET WAR

by Max Hastings

A masterful account of wartime skulduggery that has relevance still today. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHITE TRASH

    JUNE 21, 2016

HISTORY

WHITE TRASH

by Nancy Isenberg

A riveting thesis supported by staggering research. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING

    APRIL 12, 2016

HISTORY

STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING

by Ibram X. Kendi

Racism is the enduring scar on the American consciousness. In this ambitious, magisterial book, Kendi reveals just how deep... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NOTHING EVER DIES

    APRIL 5, 2016

HISTORY

NOTHING EVER DIES

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Essentially a critical study, Nguyen’s work is a powerful reflection on how we choose to remember and forget. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    VALIANT AMBITION

    MAY 10, 2016

  • NONFICTION

    THE OTHER SLAVERY

    APRIL 12, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE OTHER SLAVERY

by Andrés Reséndez

This eye-opening exposure of the abuse of the indigenous peoples of America is staggering; that the mistreatment continued... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AMERICA'S WAR FOR THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST

    APRIL 5, 2016

HISTORY

AMERICA'S WAR FOR THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST

by Andrew J. Bacevich

An immensely readable, nondidactic study of how “perpetuating the War for the Greater Middle East is not enhancing American... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CITY OF DREAMS

    OCT. 18, 2016

HISTORY

CITY OF DREAMS

by Tyler Anbinder

An endlessly fascinating kaleidoscope of American history. A fantastic historical resource. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    SECONDHAND TIME

    MAY 24, 2016

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