CRASH COURSE by H. Bruce Franklin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2018

"A compelling memoir mixed with original historical research leading to fresh interpretations of the permanent war culture."
The latest entry in the publisher's War Culture series, this one from a veteran cultural historian who writes that "since early childhood America's wars [have] been defining historical periods in my life." Read full book review >
HOW DO WE LOOK by Mary Beard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2018

"Yet another triumph for Beard: a joy to read, too short for certain, packed with lessons quickly absorbed."
The renowned classicist delivers another tantalizing morsel of analysis, this time on "art, and our reactions to it, over thousands of years and across thousands of miles." Read full book review >

THE THREE ESCAPES OF HANNAH ARENDT by Ken Krimstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A compelling performance with great pacing that makes abstruse political theory both intelligible and memorable."
The astounding life of a 20th-century original as told by a skillful cartoonist frolicking in long form. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A must for World War II buffs."
A richly illustrated account of one of the most iconic moments in World War II. Read full book review >
BECOMING LINCOLN by William W. Freehling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A must for every Civil War library."
A Bancroft Award-winning historian brings his considerable Civil War expertise to bear in searching for Abraham Lincoln's beginnings and the events that shaped him. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 10, 2018

"An alarming, important, perhaps even essential book."
A noted authority on the history of American voting returns with a disturbing account of American political leaders who have, since the beginning of the republic, worked to limit the franchise. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR LORRAINE by Imani Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Throughout this animated and inspiring biography, Perry reminds us that the 'battles Lorraine fought are still before us: exploitation of the poor, racism, neocolonialism, homophobia, and patriarchy.'"
An intimate portrait of the artist as a black woman at the crossroads. Read full book review >
MACHETE SQUAD by Brent Dulak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2018

"Readers will have a visceral response to the experiences shared by this searing memoir."
A U.S. Army medic cuts to the bone in a graphic memoir that takes full advantage of the form. Read full book review >
Released: July 3, 2018

"The international Cold War rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union did not lead to World War III, but as Chamberlin ably shows in this tour de force, that does not mean the era's rivalries did not result in widespread carnage."
A revisionist history of the Cold War era. Read full book review >
THESE TRUTHS by Jill Lepore
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A splendid rendering—filled with triumph, tragedy, and hope—that will please Lepore's readers immensely and win her many new ones."
The celebrated New Yorker writer and Bancroft Prize winner tells the American story. Read full book review >
YOUNG BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Nick Bunker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"An engaging, illuminating biography of a captivating figure."
For his first four decades, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) strived for success as a printer, publisher, and journalist. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A cleareyed, accessible, and informative primer: vital reading for all Americans."
A legal scholar advises presidents to read the Constitution with great care. 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 >