Dale F. Farris

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Road to Surrender: Three Men and the Countdown to the End of World War II

Share with readers of Richard Rhodes’s The Making of the Atomic Bomb or Kai Bird’s American Prometheus. Essential for all audio history collections.

The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold To Build the American Catholic Church

A powerfully told story about the little-known connections between the Catholic Church and the people they trafficked. Pair with Ana Lucia Araujo’s Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade or Nikole Hannah-Jones’s The 1619 Project. Highly recommended for all libraries.

Merchants of the Right: Gun Sellers and the Crisis of American Democracy

Carlson’s study pairs well with Matthew Lacombe’s Firepower, Michael Waldman’s The Second Amendment, and A Right To Bear Arms??, edited by Jennifer Tucker. An intriguing work that is highly recommended, particularly for large public and academic library collections.

A Brutal Reckoning: Andrew Jackson, the Creek Indians, and the Epic War for the American South

An engrossing and important audiobook that pays homage to the complex history and heritage of the Muscogee people. Highly recommended.

Brave Men

Pyle’s words bring out the humanity in the soldiers, communicating their bravery without resorting to gory or sensationalistic descriptions. This collection of heartfelt reports, sensitively conveyed in audio, is highly recommended.

A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot To Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them

This superb author-narrated work illuminates a terrifying and chillingly relevant time in U.S. history. An essential purchase for all libraries.

Nero: Matricide, Music, and Murder in Imperial Rome

A commendable study of the disinformation, gossip, and faulty scholarship that has clouded this infamous Roman Caesar, who just wanted to be a musician and poet. Highly recommended for large public and academic library collections.

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

This essential and illuminating book nicely connects with Caroline Pennock’s On Savage Shores, Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer’s Myth America, and Nikole Hannah-Jones’s The 1619 Project.

On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe

Author Pennock offers a bright narration, in a British accent, of her own prestigious, impressive book, which might surprise laypersons and even professional historians. An essential addition to academic and large public library collections.

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