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Swing and a Hit: Nine Innings of What Baseball Taught Me

This is a book for baseball fans, many of whom will enjoy O’Neill’s unique insights on some of the greatest hitters of all time.
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The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

Readers of Big Science and Big History will like this wide-angle look at one of humanity’s most persistent and dangerous problems.
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The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific

Presser does an able job blending Pitcairn Island’s dark present with its darker past. Travel enthusiasts and armchair explorers will find a lot to like here.

The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning

Raines effectively blends historical research and journalism into a gripping transatlantic tale of trauma, hope, and reconciliation. An absolutely essential book.

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The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe

This accessible trip through the medieval world is well worth taking for anyone wishing to better understand its complexity.
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The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier

This account brings much-needed attention to the pioneers who integrated football; a must-read for any football fan interested in digging into the sport’s past.
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Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

Though the narrative is occasionally slowed by an overabundance of detail, the depth of Fader's research and the uniqueness of Antetokounmpo's story make this a compelling read. Basketball fans will love it all, especially with Giannis becoming a star player for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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The Artist and the Eternal City

Some prior familiarity with Bernini and baroque Rome is helpful here. Still, many readers fond of European art and history will find this short volume worthwhile.
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From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West

This is not just the story of two bitterly determined railroad companies; it’s also a portrait of a violent and visionary strain of the American psyche, one that Sedgwick argues is very much still with us. This will primarily appeal to readers interested in railroad history.
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