David Keymer

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1217: The Battles That Saved England

An insightful look at a key but underrecognized moment in English history. History buffs will love it.

The Emperor

A powerful work, but it’s hard to predict its audience.

The Great State of West Florida

This novel won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s savage, funny, and, in these fractious days, doesn’t seem as exaggerated as it might have only 20 years earlier.

1974: A Personal History

A moving tale, from an expert storyteller, about growing up.

The Book-Makers: A History of the Book in Eighteen Lives

A must for book lovers. Give to fans of Christopher de Hamel’s The Manuscripts Club.

Music Titans: 250 Greatest Recording Artists of the Past 100 Years

This hefty book picks the best 250 musical artists from the past 100 years, but not everyone is going to agree with the selections.

Sharpe’s Command

Cornwell again makes writing flawless historical prose seem effortless.

Takaoka’s Travels

An arresting novel that readers will cherish.

On Rhetoric and Black Music

Best for scholars focused on the link between Black music and rhetoric.

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