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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Readers of Harari's previous works will find this volume uniquely engaging in its application of those larger contours of history and future to contemporary society. Highly recommended for general readers and academics alike.

The Family Medici: The Hidden History of the Medici Dynasty

An essential audio for fans of popular history.

A Dress Rehearsal for an Execution

Owing especially to the high price and technical issues, this title is recommended only for academic libraries with inclusive film or photography courses.

Maidan: Uprising in Ukraine

A must-watch for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics involved in this contentious region.

Black and Cuba



These films work perfectly together, introducing a nuanced argument from multiple historical perspectives and proving William Faulkner's dictum that the "past is never dead. It's not even past."

The Look of Silence

A magnificent achievement, perfect for anyone interested in human rights and collective memory.

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

A relatively quick listen for such a long work, this audio is highly recommended to fans of Gwynne's previous work, books by James McPherson, and Michael Korda's Clouds of Glory. ["This popular history is recommended for all readers interested in the Civil War. Academic librarians should also strongly consider," read the review of the Scribner hc, LJ 8/14.]

The Planets: The Definitive Visual Guide to Our Solar System

This handy volume packed with the latest scientific observational analysis is a must-have for fans of planetary science. [For Brian Odom's takes on new trade titles covering the solar system, see p. 116.—Ed.]

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