KENTUCKY RAIDER by George R.  Karvel
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An impressively fresh look at an otherwise well-covered historical event."
Karvel outlines a Confederate soldier's service in the Civil War as part of the infamous unit known as Morgan's Raiders. Read full book review >
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Mario  Di Giovanni
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2017

"A thorough, though not untroubled, understanding of Columbus' adventures."
Di Giovanni (Flat and Corrugated Diaphragm Design Handbook, 1982) presents an extensive history of Christopher Columbus and his travels. Read full book review >

Released: June 19, 2018

"A solid academic study offering scant hope for the future."
Copious survey research and statistical analysis about why the divide between Republican and Democratic voters is more contentious than ever and how that affects not only the presidency and Congress, but also state and local elections. Read full book review >
Released: July 2, 2018

"A revealing investigation of the complexities of UNESCO's mission."
Dissension and controversy have plagued the identification and care of World Heritage sites. Read full book review >
Released: July 3, 2018

"Readers seeking an entertaining and informative study of the 1968 campaign would do well to start here."
A thorough examination of one of the most divisive political campaigns in American history. Read full book review >

OBAMA by Brian Abrams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2018

"An entertaining, enlightening look at an administration that was never dull."
An oral biography of the Barack Obama administration, culled from interviews conducted between May 2016 and October 2017. Read full book review >
EMPRESS by Ruby Lal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2018

"A page-turning, eye-opening biography that shatters our impressions of India as established by the British Raj."
Lal (South Asian History/Emory Univ.; Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India: The Girl-Child and the Art of Playfulness, 2013, etc.) shines a light on Nur Jahan (1577-1645), who ruled as co-sovereign in the Mughal court, taking her husband's place without actually usurping him. Read full book review >
RISING IN FLAMES by J.D. Dickey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A readable blend of military and political history; though not in the first rank of recent Civil War studies, a valuable addition to the literature."
A study in unintended consequences as a reactionary Civil War commander unleashed a series of progressive forces. Read full book review >
OCEANS VENTURED by John Lehman
Released: June 5, 2018

"Valuable for students of naval strategy and geopolitics as well as of Cold War history."
Former Secretary of the Navy Lehman (On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American Navy, 2001, etc.) unfolds the Ronald Reagan-era strategy to reclaim United States dominance on the high seas and contain the Soviet fleet. Read full book review >
THOSE WILD WYNDHAMS by Claudia Renton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2018

"A sparkling family portrait and riveting history."
An elite family faces a vastly changing nation. Read full book review >
JELL-O GIRLS by Allie Rowbottom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2018

"A book brimming with intelligence and compassion."
Rowbottom chronicles her relationship to a legendary American food brand and the dark underside of its history. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2018

"Admirers of scrupulous entrepreneurship will find much of value in this book."
Spirited life of the 19th-century capitalist John Mackay (1831-1902). 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 >