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How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Those interested in American history, politics, and its historical development will find much to enjoy in this well-written, argued work.
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Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Though needlessly exaggerating its subject’s considerable accomplishments and sometimes mired in details, this well-researched, comprehensive work should became a standard biography along with Daniel Mark Epstein’s Nat King Cole.

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Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

For readers intent on social change, Bristow’s chronicle of events and analysis of developments, particularly the contest over the shootings’ meaning, palpably demonstrate how much historical memory matters.
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Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer

This well-crafted biography will have film buffs applauding.
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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
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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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