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The Duchess Countess: The Woman Who Scandalized Eighteenth-Century London

Pass.
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The Vote Collectors: The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers Behind the Nation’s Greatest Electoral Fraud

Graff and Ochsner’s colloquial style makes a dry subject into a fascinating read. Recommended for readers interested in politics and North Carolina.
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The Approaching Storm: Roosevelt, Wilson, Addams, and Their Clash over America’s Future

Lanctot offers a well-written presentation on a familiar topic, which general readers might compare to Justus Doenecke’s Nothing Less Than War and G. J. Meyer’s The World Remade.
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The Writing of the Gods: The Race To Decode the Rosetta Stone

Dolnick presents a fast-paced intellectual adventure for general readers that surveys the invention of writing and the processes of deciphering and decoding. Highly recommended for anyone who relishes challenging puzzles.
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From Warsaw with Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance

A decent foray into post–World War II intelligence that should appeal to readers interested in Cold War espionage or 20th-century Polish history.
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The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts

A rare book about primary sources themselves, written in language that will appeals to medieval experts and new students alike.
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The Last Emperor of Mexico: The Dramatic Story of the Habsburg Archduke Who Created a Kingdom in the New World

Crisply written and meticulously researched, Shawcross’s engaging book tells a lively story that will appeal to most history buffs.
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Cuba: An American History

A captivating history of Cuba, highly recommended for general readers and specialists alike.
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Conquistadores: A New History of Spanish Discovery and Conquest

A richly provocative retelling of the deeds of the conquistadores and the spirit of their age. Cervantes is a gifted scholar and storyteller who offers readers no easy moral clarity.
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