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Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling

This lengthy biography of a civil engineer who significantly impacted history should engage anyone interested in inventions and engineering.
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Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories of Our Lives

Though long overdue, this satisfying offering comes at a time when women are working harder than ever to secure their rightful place in the literary canon. Recommended enthusiasts of lit crit, feminist studies, and publishing.

Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump

This authoritative handbook reveals how insults have always been a part of American politics

Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

This well-written and astutely researched book makes the wartime work of librarians engaging and engrossing. Those fascinated by intelligence missions or keen on the history of library science will appreciate this excellent read.

Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More

Hough writes with wit, grace, and a singular point of view. His book offers rare insight into the mind of one of the leading performers of classical music.
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The New Book of Opera Anecdotes

Entertaining, if esoteric at times. Opera fans, longtime and neophyte alike, will appreciate having an exciting tale or two to trot out while waiting on line at the bar during intermission.

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Stealth: The Secret Contest To Invent Invisible Aircraft

This authoritative contribution to the history of aviation will be welcomed by academics and general readers of flight, military theory, and aeronautical engineering.
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Wendy Carlos: A Biography

Sewell’s nuanced biography of an overlooked composer is our best look yet at this groundbreaking artist, and a reminder that art can and should speak for itself.

The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

This social and medical history of the role of miscarriage will be useful for people planning a family, women who have had a miscarriage, and gender studies students.

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