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The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

By telling the important, yet often-overlooked story of how enslaved women fought for their rights, and how white women often upheld the status quo, Glymph has written a refreshing, much-needed account of Civil War historiography.

Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941–1943

Clearly written in an engaging style, this book will appeal to general readers of military history.


The Chaos of Empire: The British Raj and the Conquest of India

Wilson's prose is rather dry, and most readers will be better served by Barbara and Thomas Metcalf's A Concise History of Modern India.

The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America

This book provides a thought-provoking contrast to Richard Gamble's The War for Righteousness, which details Wilson's idealism as the cause for America's entrance into the war and Jeanette Keith's Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight, which describes the lack of support for the war, at least in the rural South.

Hitler: Ascent, 1889–1939

This biography is destined to become the new standard on Hitler, much as Alan Bullock's Hitler: A Study in Tyranny was in the 1960s and Ian Kershaw's Hitler: 1889–1936 has been since the turn of the century. [See Prepub Alert, 3/21/16.]

The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914–1958

This book will be appreciated by those interested in Arab anticolonial activity after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. See also James Gelvin's The Israel-Palestine Conflict for a more balanced approach on Arab-Israeli relations.

Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War

This refreshing work will appeal to those who appreciated David Cecelski's The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War, which seeks to give former slaves credit for their role in both securing their freedom and ensuring Union victory.

India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia

This book will be appreciated by scholars and general readers alike who wish to discover more answers to India's role in World War II.

These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present

Sure to be enjoyed by those who appreciate Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. [See Prepub Alert, 4/20/15.]

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