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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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Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II

A solid analysis of World War II’s first major operation, this work should appeal to any readers interested in Polish history or the war’s beginnings.
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The Lost Pianos of Siberia

Tigers, pianos, prisoners, and historical perspective throughout Siberia’s past and present are the heart of this personal account that starts and ends with the search for a piano. While the pianos and their providence are captivating, the history and people stand out.

Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution

Carefully argued, Bell’s study should appeal to history lovers at all levels of expertise.

Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South

A seminal work of impeccable scholarship. Recommended to all working in the intersections of law, criminal justice, and social activism, along with readers of African American history and Southern history. Also see the documentary feature film A Crime on the Bayou (2020), in development with Augusta Films and HBO, which follows Duncan’s story. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/19.]
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Gods of War: History’s Greatest Military Rivals

Readers interested in military history and the lives of some of history’s noteworthy generals will enjoy the range and scope of this book.
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Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul

A valuable addition to reflections on Truman and the factors that motivate voters.

The Betrayal of the Duchess: The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern

Recommended for readers of Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and 19th-century French history and literature.
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Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Lively storytelling and accessible writing makes Hiltzik’s work suitable for all types of readers interested in railroad history.
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