Keith Klang

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Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976–1980

Perlstein casts a broad net, riffing on everything from Ted Bundy to New York Mayor Ed Koch, but that is part of the package here; by the end readers have more insight on the rising tide of conservative politics.

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The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

While avid readers of World War II will turn to Richard Rhodes’s The Making of the Atomic Bomb as the definitive book on the Manhattan Project, those looking for a digestible and humanistic version of events will find Olson’s book fascinating and thought provoking. The rare crossover nonfiction for history and science readers to enjoy and ponder.

The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle To Transform American Capitalism

It’s no easy task to write a dual biography while also incorporating the feelings and emotions of the historical moment, yet Berfield accomplishes all of this. An extremely readable work that will engage American history and business readers everywhere.

Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War. Vol. I: July 1937–May 1942

Frank succeeds in his goal to alter our view of World War II as mostly a European clash in this informative book meant for all serious world history readers, even those who presume to know all there is to know about World War II.

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Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

Even astute readers of history and civil rights will be alarmed by this story, which is why it should be read. For fans of American history, politics, and civil rights.

Edison

This biography is the new standard for scholarship on the Wizard of Menlo Park and is a work that will long sustain Morris’s legacy.
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A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion

Scholars and devoted readers of political history, notably of the Middle East, will turn to Segev’s majestic analysis of this pivotal leader for decades to come
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Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War

History readers, particularly of the 20th century, will appreciate Bouverie’s relentless pursuit of answers to the question, “Why?”
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Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player

Readers who can get past Rose's fallibility will enjoy his journeys, stories of teammates, and many historic moments in the 1960s and 1970s. Fans who have been waiting to hear Rose talk about his time as a ballplayer may wonder, after reading this book, why he didn't speak up sooner.

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