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November 2015

November's roundup of History titles includes THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation; TO HELL AND BACK, acclaimed scholar Ian Kershaw’s long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II; HUBRIS, in which Sir Alistair Horne revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to reveal the one trait that links them all: hubris; and THE WASHINGTONS by Flora Fraser, a full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country --- and of the struggle for independence that he led.

Week of October 17, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of October 17th include THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS, in which Stephen King assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book, and introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it; DESTINY AND POWER, a biography of George Herbert Walker Bush from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, who paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times; and YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST, a debut novel by Sunil Yapa that asks profound questions about the power of empathy in our hyper-connected modern world, and the limits of compassion, all while exploring how far we must go for family, for justice and for love.

October 2016

October's roundup of History titles includes Beth Macy's TRUEVINE, the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back; INDESTRUCTIBLE by John R. Bruning, the remarkable World World II story of a renegade American pilot who fights against all odds to rescue his family --- imprisoned by the Japanese --- and revolutionizes modern warfare along the way; BEATLES '66, Steve Turner's riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture; and EINSTEIN'S GREATEST MISTAKE, an intimate biography from David Bodanis that touches on the romances and rivalries of the celebrated physicist, as much as on his scientific goals.