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November 1942: An Intimate History of the Turning Point of World War II

A kaleidoscope of wartime impressions on four continents and three oceans. Englund has produced a fascinating perspective on one of humanity’s most global conflicts.

Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties: The Collapse of the Studio System, the Thrill of Cinerama, and the Invasion of the Ultimate Body Snatcher—Television

A remarkable analysis. Recommended for knowledgeable film lovers and for those seeking suggestions of mid-century film titles.

The Unsettled

Another triumph for Mathis.


Jack’s friend Ben says of his master’s thesis, “Ostensibly it’s about Wicker Park. But really? It’s about life.” Hill’s book is ostensibly about one couple’s relationship. But really? It’s about life. Highly recommended.

Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia

A massive history that captures a pivotal moment in Asian history that would affect the latter half of the 20th century.

Lidia’s from Our Family Table to Yours: More Than 100 Recipes Made with Love for All Occasions

Will appeal to the home cook who entertains or just has a group of hungry people ready to devour delicious food; ideal for readers who want a reason to get together and share food family-style.

Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook

With the focus just as much on the techniques as the recipes, this cookbook will be invaluable for readers who are getting started cooking. The recipes will motivate them to get in the kitchen, but experienced cooks and bakers will relish the abundance of information and interesting recipes too.

Mr. Texas

Wright’s (The End of October) latest is at its best when characterizing the animals in this political swamp; other times it borders on the formulaic. But he carries it off well in this work that compares with the political novels of Ward Just and Thomas Mallon.

50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution

A timely and thought-provoking collection of feminist essays, which shows how far society has come and how much work is left to do to obtain true gender equality.

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