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Breaking Twitter: Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History

Not a pure history, but its novelistic style may draw a popular audience.

The Midnight Ride

Fans of alternative history thrillers will enjoy this recommended adventure novel, which is already optioned for film.

When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

A great read for fans of narrative nonfiction, medicine, and real-life suspense stories.

Woolly: The True Story of the Quest To Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

Readers unfamiliar with Church's work and looking for a lighter touch of science might be able to power through the superfluous bits. Still, its commercial appeal, furthered by a movie already in the works, will attract popular science readers. [See Prepub Alert, 2/6/17.]

Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

This sensationalist though useful account sometimes veers into the coarse and crude. Ideal for readers of Russian history who enjoy an edge-of-your-seat delivery, and especially timely after the assassination of Putin opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Seven Wonders

Readers who enjoy artifact-seeking books with behind-the-scenes tours of real-life sites will be delighted. [Ratner is set to adapt a film version.—Ed.]

Sex on the Moon

NASA fellow Thad Roberts wanted to charm his girlfriend, so he convinced her and another friend, both NASA interns, to help him get past all those security checkpoints and steal some moon rocks...

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