Maraniss, David

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Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe

Maraniss’s book is the most comprehensive Thorpe biography to date (being nearly 200 well-cited pages longer than Kate Buford’s 2010 biography Native American Son). Beyond bringing Thorpe to life, Maraniss also delves heavily into issues of race and culture.

A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father

Audiences interested in the domestic implications of the Cold War will be captivated by this journalist whose patriotism was measured by actions and not exaggerated by words. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]
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Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

Recommended for all collections. ["A colorful, detailed history of the rise and ultimate decline of Detroit that will appeal to sociologists, historians, music lovers, and car fans alike": LJ 7/15 review of the S. & S. hc.]
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Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

A colorful, detailed history of the rise and ultimate decline of Detroit that will appeal to sociologists, historians, music lovers, and car fans alike. [See Prepub Alert, 3/30/15.]
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Barack Obama

General readers, including those who enjoyed David Remnick's The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, will be gripped by this absorbing, graceful account. [See Prepub Alert, 12/19/11.]
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