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Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

An excellent portrait that emphasizes the man more than the movie star.
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Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong

Though sometimes overly enthusiastic about Armstrong and presenting more detail than most general readers need, Riccardi produces a meticulously researched but readable account that jazz fans will embrace as a standard work about the iconic trumpeter. [See Q&A, p. 69.]
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Jazz: Race and Social Change (1870–2019)

Great for readers who have a basic knowledge of American history and seek to deepen that knowledge through the incorporation of jazz history.
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Unconditional: The Japanese Surrender in World War II

A scholarly work, this will appeal most to researchers and informed readers interested in the diplomatic history of World War II.
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The Education of John Adams

An accessible and highly recommended biography. Fans of David McCullough’s John Adams will appreciate the nuanced insights into Adams’s beliefs offered here
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The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

Sometimes argumentative but always insightful, this study of Sherman ranks among the best renderings of the man and the conduct of the Civil War, and will help readers reconsider Sherman's character and the discipline necessary to succeed in war.

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Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Citing contemporaneous diaries and newspapers, Barney’s investigative account supplies an enlightening exposé on the lead-up to the Civil War.

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Beethoven: Variations on a Life

An incisive, accessible, and witty treatment of a musical genius. For fans of all stripes, from the casual to the academic.
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