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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 Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century

The focus throughout this illuminating and invaluable study is on secular modern Jewish writers from Central and Eastern Europe and their descendants. For all Jewish literature collections, and for informed general readers interested in modern Jewish secular literary culture.

Adrianne Geffel: A Fiction

A reverberant and eye-opening portrait of an artist going her own way and finally saving herself; highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 3/11/20.]

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Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays

These writings will appeal to a broad range of readers and even stand up (pun intended) against the most well-fortified sensibilities. Men possessing low tolerance to alienation, however, are warned.
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In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth About America’s “Deep State”

Readers seeking to know the origins of the deep state and how the concept evolved will be enlightened by Rohde’s compelling study.
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The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future

A beautiful elegy to trees and the people working to preserve them. This compelling read shows how climate change impacts the natural ranges of tree species and how scientists are creating strategies to mitigate this influence.
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A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J.B.S. Haldane

Social historians will appreciate the emphasis on the man and his politics, over an emphasis solely on the science, in this excellent biography.
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Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris

A vivid and engaging biography recommended for readers of World War II history and women’s studies.
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Some Go Home

Smooth and evocative, the writing truly brings the town of Pitchlynn to life. A fine first novel in the lasting tradition of Southern fiction.

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