Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"It's difficult to imagine what the authors could have done to improve this marvelous guide."
A sweeping, accessible historical survey of artistic iconography. Read full book review >
Released: July 6, 2016

"A breathtakingly thorough exploration of a historically significant town."
A meticulous history of a predominantly African-American town in the American South. Read full book review >

TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR by Michael Nelson
Released: Jan. 22, 2018

"A concise and dispassionate analysis of the controversial president's performance over the year since his unexpected election win."
This academic publication from the publisher's First Year Project won't generate the bombshell headlines of more sensationalist and gossipy books, but it provides context and balance for its conclusions, ones that are consistently at odds with Trump's own assessment of his performance. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"A vital addition to the library of the far north and of exploration."
"Fierce winter never relented": searching for a little-known explorer who left his name on many places, themselves little known, in the Canadian Arctic. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS MYSTIC by Joel F. Harrington
Released: March 20, 2018

"Extremely well-researched and fluidly written, Harrington's work will serve as a meaningful resource for students of mysticism and of late Medieval Christianity."
Insightful biography of German theologian Meister Eckhart (1260-1328). Read full book review >

THE LIBRARY by Stuart Kells
Released: April 10, 2018

"Readers familiar with St. Gall, Poggio, Count Libri, and other such significant figures in the history of manuscripts may look to more specialist accounts, but budding book enthusiasts will find this an engaging bedside read."
A bright, idiosyncratic tour of a book historian's collected knowledge about libraries and bibliophilia. Read full book review >
Released: March 27, 2018

"A fast-paced story of a man at the center of turbulence and paranoia."
The story of an African-American photographer who spent 18 years feeding information to the FBI. Read full book review >
Released: April 2, 2018

"Insightful and illuminating but relentlessly squirm-inducing."
An expansive history of our first president and his interactions with Indian countries and how "the future he envisioned would be realized at the expense of the people who lived there." Read full book review >
BROAD BAND by Claire L. Evans
Released: March 6, 2018

"An edifying and entertaining history of the rise of the computer age and the women who made it possible. A good choice for fans of Hidden Figures."
A history of the major role women played in creating the internet and the computer industry. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2018

"Another winner of early American history from a renowned practitioner."
A history of three of the Founding Fathers who fought relentlessly "for nothing less than the dignity, equality, and rights of man in America and throughout Europe and England." Read full book review >
CLASS MATTERS by Steve Fraser
Released: March 20, 2018

"Smart and sometimes snarky; a book to study up on before taking to the streets to protest things as they are."
An examination of the concept and reality of class in a putatively classless nation. Read full book review >
FRANCIS I by Leonie Frieda
Released: March 27, 2018

"Though a figure of major importance, Francis has been forgotten against better known contemporaries such as England's Henry VIII. Frieda's work helps restore him to history."
Thoroughgoing biography of the French ruler who allied with Islam in an effort to resist his Habsburg neighbors. 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 >