BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"Space-program aficionados will gobble the details like snack chips, and all should be grateful to see Abbey, a deserving man, step out from the shadows."
A highly detailed history of the American space program focusing on the contributions of George Abbey (b. 1932), who held various key administrative positions at NASA. Read full book review >
THE FIGHTERS by C.J. Chivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Given his background, Chivers certainly did not set out to write a book emphasizing the foolishness of American actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. But that is the story that emerged from his painstaking, courageous reporting, and readers will be thankful for his work."
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and former Marine Corps infantry officer Chivers (The Gun, 2010, etc.) offers a chilling account of failed American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq through the searing experiences of six fighters. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"In his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan referred to Joseph Warren as 'a man who might have been one of the greatest among the founding fathers.' Hopefully, Di Spigna's insightful biography will rekindle public interest in Warren, a man who deserves to be remembered for more than his death at Bunker Hill."
A fresh biography of an underappreciated figure in American history. Read full book review >
CHOPIN'S PIANO by Paul Kildea
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A deeply researched, gracefully told music history."
The destiny of one piano reveals changing attitudes about romantic music. Read full book review >
A GIRL'S GUIDE TO MISSILES by Karen Piper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A little-known corner of the Atomic Age comes into focus through Piper's skilled storytelling."
A smart, self-aware memoir of life in a Cold War outpost. Read full book review >

THE TANGLED TREE by David Quammen
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A consistently engaging collection of vivid portraits of brilliant, driven, quarrelsome scientists in the process of dramatically altering the fundamentals of evolution, illuminated by the author's insightful commentary.
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A masterful history of a new field of molecular biology that has wide-ranging implications regarding "human identity, human individuality, [and] human health." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A fast-paced tale related with novelistic drama."
A gritty dual biography reveals the underworld of crime and corruption in 1920s and '30s America. Read full book review >
KOREA by Michael Pembroke
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A useful historical narrative that is sometimes marred by the author's omissions and mischaracterizations."
A no-holds-barred critique of U.S. involvement in the Korean War and its subsequent policy involving Korea. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Persistent—and academic—readers will gather a wealth of knowledge. General readers may want to steer clear."
A scholarly narrative of the Vikings in King Alfred's Britain, from the end of the 700s to the 950s. Read full book review >
FLY GIRLS by Keith O'Brien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A vivid, suspenseful story of women determined to defy gravity—and men—to fulfill their lofty dreams.
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In the decades between the world wars, women took to the skies as daring, record-breaking fliers. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A successful if disturbing argument that there is more to sand than meets the eye."
A fresh history of "the most important solid substance on Earth, the literal foundation of modern civilization." Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A well-informed examination of ongoing efforts to understand the past.
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Revealing the enduring mysteries surrounding thousands of terra-cotta warriors. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >