David Keymer

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American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750–1865

This is an ambitious book whose occasional excesses of verbiage can be forgiven because it has so much to tell. It is handsomely produced, with illustrations and maps, and will appeal principally to history buffs.

The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

Vividly written and meticulously detailed, this book will please lovers of the history of literature and music, at the very least

The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

Indispensable reading for political scientists but also accessible enough to appeal to all educated readers.

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The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

There’s room for a popular history on this fascinating topic, but readers should be cautioned that this study is uneven.

Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas

A winner from start to finish, this is a natural fit for anyone who enjoys history or biography.

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Paper Son

Rozan’s detective stories have won every prize in the book, so expect mystery lovers to flock to this one.

Under the Cold Bright Lights

In any novel by old pro Disher (Port Vila Blues), the characters have substance, the plots are strong, the action is credible and swift. This outstanding work will appeal to all detective-o-philes.
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Sunshine State

This attractive PI thriller should appeal to lovers of detective fiction.

Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

This attractive biography should be on the bedside reading table of thousands of Dr. Seuss lovers, and deservedly so.

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