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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.

Week of July 3, 2017

Paperback releases for the week of July 3rd include BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B. A. Paris, a debut psychological thriller about a seemingly happy couple whose family and friends have no idea what their lives are actually like behind closed doors; AROUND THE WAY GIRL, Taraji P. Henson's inspiring and funny memoir about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth; 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; and CITY OF SEDITION, in which John Strausbaugh tells the spellbinding story of the huge --- and hugely conflicted --- role that New York City played in the Civil War.