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August 2016

August's roundup of History titles includes AMERICAN HEIRESS, Jeffrey Toobin's definitive account of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst, which defined an insane era in American history; A SQUARE MEAL by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced --- the Great Depression --- and how it transformed America’s culinary culture; THE BOOK, in which Keith Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today; and Brian McGinty's THE REST I WILL KILL, a surprising work of narrative history and detection that illuminates one of the most daring --- and long-forgotten --- heroes of the Civil War: William Tillman, an African-American sailor who was born a free man.

September 2015

September's roundup of History titles includes KILLING REAGAN, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power --- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down; RFK Jr. by Jerry Oppenheimer, a sensational biography of the son of the legendary Senator and troubled standard bearer of America's most fabled political dynasty; THE CONQUERING TIDE, a masterful history by Ian W. Toll that encompasses the heart of the Pacific War, when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas; and THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA by Erika Lee, which tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life.

Week of August 15, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of August 15th include MRS. GRANT AND MADAME JULE by Jennifer Chiaverini, the first novel to chronicle the singular relationship between Julia Grant, beloved First Lady, and the courageous woman who was her slave and namesake; THE RACE FOR PARIS, a World War II novel by Meg Waite Clayton about two American journalists and an Englishman, who together race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives; and THE GRATITUDE DIARIES, in which Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work and health.