THE HELLO GIRLS by Elizabeth  Cobbs
Released: April 6, 2017

"A fresh, well-researched contribution to military and gender history."
As members of the Army's Signal Corps, women played a critical role in World War I. Read full book review >
THE NEW KOREANS by Michael Breen
Released: April 4, 2017

"A solid entry point into the lives of a people who have fully earned their place on the world stage."
An exploration of "the cultural emergence and…international awareness and acceptance of South Korean expression to a point of familiarity." Read full book review >

Released: April 4, 2017

"A diverting view of some Americans' roles in this century-old conflict. For a more fine-grained focus on the ordinary man, see Peter Englund's The Beauty and the Sorrow (2012)."
World War I as seen through the private writings of American participants. Read full book review >
LENIN ON THE TRAIN by Catherine Merridale
Released: March 28, 2017

"A superbly written narrative history that draws together and makes sense of scattered data, anecdotes, and minor episodes, affording us a bigger picture of events that we now understand to be transformative."
British historian Merridale (Red Fortress: History and Illusion in the Kremlin, 2013, etc.) fills a lacuna in the canonical record of Soviet communism. Read full book review >
HELL'S TRACES by Victor Ripp
Released: March 21, 2017

"An idiosyncratic work striving for sense and meaning from a family record of enormous loss and obfuscation."
A personal attempt to tackle emotionally the Nazi roundup of a 3-year-old relative to the concentration camps. Read full book review >

Released: April 4, 2017

"Dense with material and flavor of the epoch."
An intimate biography of Henry VIII's fifth queen: vivacious young woman who only wanted to have fun or a tragic victim of abusive elders? Read full book review >
ICE GHOSTS by Paul Watson
Released: March 21, 2016

"A keen, entertaining chronicle of the various attempts to locate a sensationally doomed expedition."
Intriguing narrative of English explorer Sir John Franklin's fatal fourth expedition to the Arctic in 1845, emphasizing the ongoing drive to uncover the mystery of the icy unknown. Read full book review >
Released: April 4, 2017

"A nonscholarly work that lay readers will find especially engaging."
A pertinent study of how the Islamic world played quick catch-up to the West over the course of the 19th century. Read full book review >
MORE ON WAR by Martin van Creveld
Released: April 1, 2017

"Should appeal beyond the usual readership of military histories."
A definitive treatment of the theory and philosophy of war by a leading military historian. Read full book review >
Released: April 18, 2017

"A moving if uneven biography of a man whose career was marked by moving and uneven performances."
He was the talk of the classical music world, as idolized as any pop star, and an unwitting player in the geopolitical struggle between the two superpowers of the 20th century. Read full book review >
Released: March 28, 2017

"The occultly inclined will be duly enchanted. The materialists—well, not so much."
Jacobsen (The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency, 2015, etc.) journeys into the realm where the paranormal and the bureaucratic meet. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2017

"Careful, pointed writing shows us that professional sports should not be viewed in isolation from the society in which they function."
As social change roiled through the 1960s, Major League Baseball was sometimes a mirror, sometimes a window. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >