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Larry Tye, author of Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure.

July 2016

July's roundup of History titles includes three books that focus on the Kennedys (BOBBY KENNEDY: The Making of a Liberal Icon, KICK: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth and VENDETTA: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa); THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE by Thomas Harding, a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house; Bill Yenne's WHEN TIGERS RULED THE SKY, an in-depth account of the legendary World War II combat group, the Flying Tigers; and THE REAL PETER PAN, Piers Dudgeon's examination of the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, and the family of boys who inspired his work.

Week of May 8, 2017

Paperback releases for the week of May 8th include Emma Cline's debut novel and instant bestseller, THE GIRLS, an indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong; NIGHT SCHOOL, in which Lee Child takes readers back to 1996, when Jack Reacher, who is still in the army, teams up with an FBI agent and a CIA analyst to prevent an epic act of terrorism from occurring; PAUL McCARTNEY: The Life, the definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by biographer Philip Norman; and VALIANT AMBITION by Nathaniel Philbrick, a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.