Frederick J. Augustyn

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12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon

Holmes synthesizes technical reports and archival materials to produce this first book-length, accessible narrative on an essential factor of Allied victory in World War II. Readers of similar works on Navajo Code Talkers will also enjoy this story of wartime espionage.

Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul

A valuable addition to reflections on Truman and the factors that motivate voters.

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

Often previously studied, McCarthy’s career and consequences merit this additional analytical treatment that will satisfy curious readers of history. A definitive biography that will stand the test of time.

Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest

Roberts conveys the personal and political impact of a pivotal event in American history in a narrative that will engage readers of the time period and resonate with today’s social justice activists.

Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote

This narrative presents an engaging and enlightening perspective on the history of the presidency; also suggest Seth Cotlar and Richard J. Ellis’s Historian in Chief.


Eight Days at Yalta: How Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin Shaped the Post-War World

This examination into the Yalta conference is a solid choice for readers of popular history who want to understand the lessons and legacy of Yalta: as important now as ever.


Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

This provocative and timely introductory book for concerned readers during another presidential election cycle might spark additional historical sleuthing.

The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal

A discerning, judicious accounting of negotiations from the perspective of Burns, surprisingly one of the lesser-known significant diplomatic figures of the last several decades. [See Prepub Alert, 11/5/18.]

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

An insightful and indispensable rendering of an intriguing and accomplished figure who persisted in the pursuit of peace. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]

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