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The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense

An absorbing, thoughtful, and balanced look at a master of his medium.

Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

This important, absorbing work shows that the full story of the Cuban Missile Crisis must be told from its global perspective. See Martin Sherwin’s Gambling with Armageddon for another account that places the Crisis in its Cold War context.
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The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of The Yearling

A comprehensive, well-researched portrait of the life of Rawlings and her creative struggles that will engage a variety of readers.

Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction

At a time when definitions of citizenship and civil rights are again under assault, Masur’s careful accounting of the ways Americans came to understand such terms provides an informed perspective to appreciate that such concepts never were, and thus never are, self-evident. They require due diligence and vigilance to secure and sustain at all levels of government. An essential book.
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Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob

This thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir of family secrets and family lore, like Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost, will appeal to readers of family histories.Shorto, Russell

The Bears Ears: A Human History of America’s Most Endangered Wilderness

One last fond look at a favorite place? A swan song of a prolific author? Roberts adds inviting details throughout this must-read book, adding poignancy to an already fascinating read.

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

This book is an excellent read for those interested in the history of medicine and those who enjoy a well-written biography.
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Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

An excellent overview for those interested in medical history or psychology, and also of interest to memoir and family history readers.

Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain

This excellent narrative nonfiction work will engage a variety of readers, and is a solid choice for book clubs who like to discuss current events.
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