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June 2015

June's roundup of History titles includes THE COST OF COURAGE by Charles Kaiser, the heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance; STALIN'S DAUGHTER, Rosemary Sullivan's painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators --- her father, Josef Stalin; Nancy Goldstone's THE RIVAL QUEENS, the riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and dangerous century; and THE SCORPION'S STING, in which award-winning historian James Oakes illuminates the strategy for ending slavery that precipitated the crisis of civil war.