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Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

At times riveting and insightful, this book will appeal to readers of Cold War history and readers of espionage thrillers. However, because of its expansive scope, it is difficult to recommend to general readers.


The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America

Okrent does not connect past immigration sentiment and laws with current precepts and policies, and unfortunately that limited scope also limits the book's impact. Still, this remains a well-researched, accessible and enjoyable read albeit both shocking and sad. [See Prepub Alert, 11/19/18.]

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Keefe deftly turns a complicated and often dark subject into a riveting and informative page-turner that will engage readers of both true crime and popular history.

Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II

While academics might find the broad scope unsatisfying, this is nonetheless a captivating and well-researched New York history bound to please anyone interested in World War II, New York, as well as general popular history readers.

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Freeman has provided an ambitious, sweeping, and well-researched history of factories, which remains accessible and relevant to general readers.

The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

This fascinating and exciting story contrasts the optimism and sense of progress of the 1920s with the devastation of the 1930s. Readers of popular history and biographies will find much to delight in here.

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD

For readers interested in the counterculture and mid-20th-century history.

A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen

With admiration and pith, Jensen relates the importance and influence of Jacobsen as a great writer. Recommended to readers of 19th-century literature and those with an interest in literary and cultural history.

Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

For readers looking to investigate leadership or improve their own leadership abilities, this book will prove useful and perhaps offer a new appreciation for the historical figures featured here.

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