THE 51 DAY WAR by Max Blumenthal
Released: June 30, 2015

"Explosive, pull-no-punches reporting that is certain to stir controversy."
An alarming report on Israel's devastating 2014 attack on Gaza. Read full book review >
A STRANGE BUSINESS by James Hamilton
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A fascinating, consistently entertaining exploration into the exploding business of 19th-century art."
A noted historian weaves a brilliantly colorful tapestry. Read full book review >

MAN OF DESTINY by Alonzo L. Hamby
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Not exactly revelatory but an accessible biography that adds to the large body of existing FDR scholarship."
A straightforward, "flesh-and-blood" study of the president that underscores the depth and ambiguity behind the charming facade. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A well-executed narrative of the mechanics behind the Cold War that may be a bit too dense and/or dry for casual readers."
Intensely detailed history of the Russian spy services, from the revolution through glasnost. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"While accessible to general readers with some familiarity with leading cases and justices of the past century, this discussion will be of interest largely to law students, attorneys, and SCOTUS junkies."
A novel approach to analyzing the majority and dissenting opinions of the Supreme Court. Read full book review >


"A useful and well-prepared addition to the scholarly research on pre-Civil War Southern planters.
These historical letters to and from a young North Carolina man shed light on the education and development of an antebellum planter. Read full book review >
BOSWORTH 1485 by Michael Jones
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An admirable, mildly revisionist update on a widely misunderstood king."
The 2012 discovery of Richard III's remains produced a flurry of accounts of the famous Shakespearean villain whose short reign ended in the battle that launched the Tudor dynasty. In this latest, British historian Jones (After Hitler: The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe, 2015, etc.) rocks no boats and agrees with most modern scholars that Richard (1452-1485) was not such a bad fellow.Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF LEAR by James Shapiro
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Shapiro's discoveries of long-lost sources and missed connections make this a fascinating tale. His well-written, scholarly exploration will stand as an influential work that is a joy to read."
Shakespearean scholar Shapiro (English/Columbia Univ.; Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, 2010, etc.) links the tumultuous events of 1605 and 1606 to three of the Bard's greatest works.Read full book review >
SICILY by John Julius Norwich
Released: July 21, 2015

"Richly nuanced history relayed with enormous fondness."
The eminent British historian returns to a subject and place that inspired his first book 50 years ago. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An occasionally repetitive but compelling study."
An impassioned investigative report tracing a deeply religious theme to the spate of civil rights violence from the 1950s until today. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Drawing on archival documents and contemporary and recent histories, Atkinson has written a compelling narrative, but his reprisal of 17th-century prejudices makes for discomfiting reading."
A woman's life in dangerous times. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An incisive sociological lens on a religion in flux, which, though centuries distant, continues to hold relevance for the present day."
How evangelical missionaries, dispatched from New England to the Ottoman Empire in the early 19th century, failed spectacularly to convert the Muslim masses but had a lasting impact on the face of American Christianity. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >