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Hummingbirds: A Celebration of Nature’s Jewels

For anyone interested in hummingbirds beyond just casual bird watching. This book provides a pictorial feast and detailed information on this species.


The Jeffersonians: The Visionary Presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe

This book will appeal to readers of early 18th-century American history, Jefferson, and Constitutional history.

The Yank: The True Story of a Former U.S. Marine in the Irish Republican Army

Readers interested in a firsthand account from an IRA fighter with a U.S. Marine perspective, one who is a forceful believer in Irish republicanism, will find this book very interesting. His experiences and views raise interesting questions about how someone can be a patriot and freedom fighter from one perspective and a terrorist from another.

The Greatest Raid: St. Nazaire, 1942

Readers interested in World War II, British naval and commando raids, and German defensive action in wartime France will enjoy this book.

The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent

Recommended for natural history buffs, birders interested in more than just bird identification, observers of academic ways, and science lovers.

Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife

Stotts’s gift for storytelling, as an educator and public speaker, is on full display in this remarkable memoir; it’s thought-provoking, moving, and inspiring.


From Parchment to Dust: The Case for Constitutional Skepticism

General readers interested in the U.S. Constitution, its shortcomings, its history, and the concept of constitutional skepticism will be interested in this book.

Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare

Readers of military history (particularly about military technology, warfare, and the effects of these on society as a whole) will find this book interesting. It includes extensive histories of many of the most important military technologies of the 16th through 20th centuries.

Dirty Works: Obscenity on Trial in America’s First Sexual Revolution

Although this book does not aim to be a biography, it would have been useful to provide more background information on Ernst and his colleagues. Still, readers interested in 20th-century U.S. history, civil liberties litigation, Ernst and his legal colleagues, birth control, or the cultural basis of obscenity laws will find this book worthwhile.

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