ASTRAL WEEKS by Ryan H. Walsh
Released: March 6, 2018

"A patchy work of pop history that tells more than it shows."
A chaotic cultural chronicle of a great city during a pivotal year. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Of considerable interest to readers keeping an eye on West Africa."
Anthropological and historical account of the rise and fortunes of Boko Haram. Read full book review >

Released: March 20, 2018

"A tumultuous history briskly told."
On a tiny Caribbean island in the 1630s, England vested her hopes of global domination. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2018

"Well-rendered popular American history that also speaks to present-day issues."
An eerily timely account of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, better known as the Kerner Commission. Read full book review >
GIBRALTAR by Roy Adkins
Released: March 13, 2018

"The story is as compelling as it is fantastic—page-turning history of one of the most important eras of Western civilization."
The husband-and-wife historian team once again exhibit their talent for enlivening British history. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A welcome contribution to the literature of the civil rights movement."
A thoughtful historical account of a legal campaign that formed one of the main pillars for Brown v. Board of Education. Read full book review >
THE FAMILY MEDICI by Mary Hollingsworth
Released: March 6, 2018

"A vital acquisition for anyone who studies the Renaissance and seeks the true role of the Medici in the history of Florence."
A fascinating warts-and-all history of the rise and fall of the Medici. Read full book review >
A LAB OF ONE'S OWN by Patricia Fara
Released: March 1, 2018

"A densely written, well-documented history of the British experience that will resonate with American women as well."
A scholarly study of the role of suffragists in the years leading up to World War I, of women scientists during the war, and of the kind of discrimination they still face today. Read full book review >
THE AGE OF EISENHOWER by William I. Hitchcock
Released: March 20, 2018

"Despite plenty of warts, Hitchcock's Eisenhower was a hardworking, skillful president. Jean Edward Smith's Eisenhower in War and Peace (2012) remains the best modern biography, but Hitchcock's is a worthy competitor."
A lengthy, well-documented argument that "the era from the end of the Second World War up to the presidency of John F. Kennedy deserves to be known as the Age of Eisenhower." Read full book review >
REDEMPTION by Joseph Rosenbloom
Released: March 27, 2018

"A skillful depiction of the people and the scenes surrounding the killing of the champion of the civil rights movement."
An encapsulation of the civil rights reformer's life through the lens of the 31 hours before his assassination in 1968. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"More of a well-informed handbook of effective resistance than a call to arms."
A brief survey from the front lines of resistance by an author whose experience gives her a variety of perspectives. Read full book review >
PARTNER TO POWER by K. Ward Cummings
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The author mostly gathers material from other historians, and his tendency to explain a president's choice as a consequence of parallel childhood trauma may remind readers of the Freudian psychobiographies that flourished in the mid-20th century. On the plus side, he writes well and delivers entertaining accounts that illuminate an important feature of American presidential politics."
Looking at the "extraordinary relationships" between a handful of presidents and their most trusted advisers. 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 >