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The Monkees: Made in Hollywood

This work ably demonstrates how the well-oiled music machine in Los Angeles scored a short-lived megahit with their American answer to Beatlemania.

Our Man in Tokyo: An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor

Highly recommended for World War II and diplomatic collections at the undergraduate level and above.

The Decent Proposal

Debut author Donovan takes what might have been a derivative tale and colors it with poignancy and self-discovery. Readers will likely forgive the too-easy denouement after appreciating the artful and arresting writing. For most readers of contemporary fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 10/26/15.]

A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham

Best suited to readers interested in scouting, outdoor survival skills, the history of the American West, the Apache Wars, wars in the former Rhodesia, or the origin of the Boy Scouts. Readers may also enjoy Burnham's own memoir Scouting on Two Continents.

A Labyrinth of Kingdoms

Acting for the British government, German national Heinrich Barth became part of an expedition through North and Central Africa in 1849, enduring a five-and-a-half-year trek over 10,000 miles and the deaths of most of his comrades finally to reach that legendary city, Timbuktu...

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