Maria C. Bagshaw

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Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families

Lewis interweaves her own account of being a pregnant teen and her extensive research, to tie proposed solutions directly to facts. A complementary work is Melanie Watkins’s Taking My Medicine, although Watkins’s book is more memoir than research.

Fortune’s Many Houses: A Victorian Visionary, a Noble Scottish Family, and a Lost Inheritance

This work uses primary resources to tell the story of a special couple who were the exception rather than the norm. While there are a few other works about them, including their own 1927 reminiscence We Twa, this balanced recounting will be enjoyed by those who savor details on nobility during the Victorian era.

War: How Conflict Shaped Us

Those interested in military history, and the idea of how we make, prepare, and enable war, will enjoy this thought-provoking read.

The Bohemians: The Lovers Who Led Germany’s Resistance Against the Nazis

Ohler’s gifts as a writer shine as he brings to life the personalities, motivations, and machinations of the Red Orchestra. Complementary works include Shareen Blair Brysac’s Resisting Hitler and Fritz Stern and Elisabeth Sifton’s No Ordinary Men.

In Pursuit of Disobedient Women: A Memoir of Love, Rebellion, and Family, Far Away

Recommended for readers who enjoyed the memoirs of journalists and writers Marie Colvin, Clarissa Ward, Martha Gellhorn, and Anne Garrels, and anyone wishing to learn more about social and political life in West Africa.

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Strongly recommended for readers interested in this period of U.S. history, or who wish to expand their understanding to include a more honest view of the Southern slave system.

Forget "Having It All": How America Messed Up Motherhood—and How To Fix It

Westervelt's refreshing take on feminist literature will inspire further exploration of both classic and current works. Highly recommended for feminist collections and book clubs reading nonfiction.

Charlie Company's Journey Home: The Boys of

Historians, military spouses, and those impacted by Vietnam will find this work sensitive, familiar, and uplifting.

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