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NUCLEAR FOLLY: A HISTORY OF THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

Written by Plokhy, Serhii
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, today's world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up their nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear strikes. To survive this new atomic age, we must return to the lessons of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War: the Cuban Missile Crisis.
April 13, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 464 Pages |
$35.00
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UNTIL JUSTICE BE DONE: AMERICA'S FIRST CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, FROM THE REVOLUTION TO RECONSTRUCTION

Written by Masur, Kate
The half century before the Civil War was beset with conflict over freedom as well as slavery: what were the arrangements of free society, especially for African Americans? Beginning in 1803, many free states enacted black codes that discouraged the settlement and restricted the basic rights of free black people.
March 23, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 448 Pages |
$32.00
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MIDNIGHT IN CAIRO: THE DIVAS OF EGYPT'S ROARING 20S

Written by Cormack, Raphael
One of the world's greatest twentieth-century cosmopolitan cities, Cairo was a magnet for the ambitious and talented. During the 1920s and 30s, a vibrant music, theater, film, and cabaret scene flourished there, defining what it meant to be a "modern" Egyptian.
March 9, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 368 Pages |
$28.95
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SMALLTIME: A STORY OF MY FAMILY AND THE MOB

Written by Shorto, Russell
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city "in its brawny postwar prime," is where "Little Joe" Regino and Russ Shorto build a local gambling empire on the earnings of factory workers for whom placing a bet--on a horse or pool game, pinball or "tip seal"--is their best shot at the American dream.
February 2, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 288 Pages |
$26.95
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WORSE PLACE THAN HELL: HOW THE CIVIL WAR BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG CHANGED A NATION

Written by Matteson, John
December 1862 drove the United States toward a breaking point. The Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and Northern confidence. As Abraham Lincoln's government threatened to fracture, this critical moment also tested five extraordinary individuals whose lives reflect the soul of a nation.
February 9, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 480 Pages |
$35.00
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CROOKED PATH TO ABOLITION: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE ANTISLAVERY CONSTITUTION

Written by Oakes, James
The long and turning path to the abolition of American slavery has often been attributed to the equivocations and inconsistencies of antislavery leaders, including Lincoln himself. But James Oakes's brilliant history of Lincoln's antislavery strategies reveals a striking consistency and commitment extending over many years.
January 12, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 288 Pages |
$26.95
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EIGHT DAYS AT YALTA: HOW CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, AND STALIN SHAPED THE POST-WAR WORLD

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February 16, 2021 | Paperback | Grove Press |
$18.00
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EVERY DROP OF BLOOD: THE MOMENTOUS SECOND INAUGURATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Written by Achorn, Edward
A brilliantly conceived and vividly drawn story--Washington, D.C. on the eve of Abraham Lincoln's historic second inaugural address as the lens through which to understand all the complexities of the Civil War
March 16, 2021 | Paperback | Grove Press | 416 Pages |
$18.00
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ENDPAPERS: A FAMILY STORY OF BOOKS, WAR, ESCAPE, AND HOME

Written by Wolff, Alexander
A literary gem researched over a year the author spent living in Berlin, Endpapers excavates the extraordinary histories of the author's grandfather and father: the renowned publisher Kurt Wolff, dubbed "perhaps the twentieth century's most discriminating publisher" by the New York Times Book Review, and his son Niko, who fought in the Wehrmacht during World War II before coming to America.
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Atlantic Monthly Press | 336 Pages |
$26.00
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GOOD GIRLS: AN ORDINARY KILLING

Written by Faleiro, Sonia
The girls' names were Padma and Lalli, but they were so inseparable that people in the village called them Padma Lalli. Sixteen-year-old Padma sparked and burned. Fourteen-year-old Lalli was an incorrigible romantic.
February 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Grove Press |
$26.00

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