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The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War Over Children’s Intelligence

A remarkable unsung history, told with empathy, nuance, and a knack for character-driven storytelling.
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Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer–Diet Connection

An illuminating account that makes Warburg (the man and the scientist) accessible to general readers.
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Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows

Though this isn’t the first book one should about Napoleon, it is an attractive one, which presents an unusual perspective on the life of the general.

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

Readers interested in social movements in the United States, past or present, will not want to miss this illuminating work.
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Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

A scholarly history that questions the misconception that Indigenous concepts of justice were brutal. While well-documented, such a complex historical analysis is best suited for academics and informed subject specialists.

Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy

A startling read that will provoke tough questions about governance, this is highly recommended to all interested in government reform.

Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa

Frank writes a fascinating story of grief and history that will draw readers in from the first page. Must-read narrative nonfiction.

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The Domestic Revolution: How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything

A fascinating, fun view of how far-reaching changes resulted from choices in household fuel. This will be particularly valuable for those interested in the unwritten history of domestic labor and “women’s work.”

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

This gripping read, essential for anyone interested in the man or his times, delivers penetrating explanations and fresh insights into previously unexamined dimensions of Malcolm X and his becoming and being El-hajj Malik El Shabazz within the context of Black life. Highest recommendation.

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