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Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: The Union Army

Highly recommended as a work that will make a fine addition to a comprehensive Civil War collection.

The Creative Lives of Animals

This broad survey of creative animal behavior will appeal to artists of all types and to animal lovers.

The Plea of Innocence: Restoring Truth to the American Justice System

The slim book is well written, but academic in tone. Professional audiences will appreciate this deep dive into the theory of criminal prosecutions.

Like Water: A Cultural History of Bruce Lee

Film buffs, martial arts enthusiasts, and fans of Bruce Lee will thoroughly enjoy this exceptional biography.

The Museum: A Short History of Crisis and Resilience

Though Redman’s book covers a recondite topic, it contains many touchpoints of cultural history and is a timely, engaging read. A more comprehensive title is John Simmons’s 2016 volume Museums: A History.

Menstruation Matters: Challenging the Law’s Silence on Periods

Recommended purchase for academic libraries supporting gender studies programs.

“Let Us Vote!”: Youth Voting Rights and the 26th Amendment

This book can be read as a case study of the laborious U.S. legislative process, set against the changing political landscape of the 1960s. Readers interested in U.S. politics will appreciate Frost’s research.

Avidly Reads Opera

Explaining a musical genre’s appeal for the uninitiated is a tricky feat, but Kinney’s personal approach and passion for her subject distinguish this book from other “opera 101” attempts. An appealing primer by a fan, for (potential) fans.

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