Michael C. Miller

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Toe Blake: Winning Is Everything

Logothetis presents Blake’s story ably and thoroughly, though a lack of bibliography may be problematic for some. The appeal will be to hockey fans as well as filling a gap of coverage of one of the NHL’s top coaches and players.
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Magdalena: River of Dreams

Shifting seamlessly from travelog to history to nature writing, Davis weaves together a fascinating story of the geographical and cultural diversity of the Rio Magdalena, a diversity that characterizes the spirit of Colombia. Recommended for those who enjoy good writing, and all interested in a new perspective on personal narratives.

Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town

This smoothly written account, simultaneously filled with heartbreak and hope, should be read by all who wish to understand the growing rise of these incidents. Highly recommended.

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The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

While occasionally repetitive, Emanuel is uniquely positioned to offer this perspective, and it is rare to find a positive book about current politics. He presents a hopeful message that many need to hear.

This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers

Sharlet provides a poignant and wholly intimate portrait of the lives of those who are often overlooked in our society, breathing a sense of humanity into a part of our world that is so often inhumane. A highly recommended book that is at times difficult to take in and difficult to put down.

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas

Harrigan is a master storyteller and weaves a highly enjoyable tale of Texas that is sometimes tall but always big. A must-read for all Texans and those who are curious about more than the legend of the state.
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The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

With access to newly opened archives and extensive interviews with those close to Tijerina, Oropeza delivers a well-researched, nuanced, and balanced look at this somewhat forgotten figure. Highly recommended.

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game

Similar to Gwendolyn Oxenham's recent Under the Lights and in the Dark, while offering more of a historical perspective on the women's game. Soccer fans will enjoy learning more about these athletes.
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The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story

Bobrow-Strain crafts a gripping narrative that is highly recommended for anyone looking for a better understanding of the policies and emotions surrounding the current debate over immigration and border security. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]

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