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My Boy Will Die of Sorrow: A Memoir of Immigration from the Front Lines

Readers will appreciate this memoir as a moving firsthand account but also as a call to action to ensure that human rights prevail at America’s borders.

The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land

Riveting, insightful, ripped from the headlines, this should appeal to fans of true crime and of Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven.

Things Are Never So Bad That They Can’t Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela

A riveting personal exploration of Venezuela’s slow-moving collapse.

White Lies: The Double Life of Walter F. White and America’s Darkest Secret

A riveting profile of a little-studied Black civil rights leader.

Conquistadores: A New History of Spanish Discovery and Conquest

A richly provocative retelling of the deeds of the conquistadores and the spirit of their age. Cervantes is a gifted scholar and storyteller who offers readers no easy moral clarity.


If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy

This edited volume offers a potent vision of Latine successes, opportunities, and futures, though the narrative never quite coheres as it should.

Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich

Ullrich offers little new information or critical insights, but his book delivers to historians of all stripes a lean and perceptive survey of the last week of the Third Reich.

The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War Over Children’s Intelligence

A remarkable unsung history, told with empathy, nuance, and a knack for character-driven storytelling.

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