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Damage

Next to the often-contrived twists and revelations of today’s psychological suspense, Hart’s spare tale of all-consuming obsession is refreshingly straightforward. Louis Malle directed a 1992 film adaptation of the same name; a limited series for Netflix is currently underway, so anticipate demand.

La Duchesse: The Life of Marie de Vignerot, Cardinal Richelieu’s Forgotten Heiress Who Shaped the Fate of France

This is a fine work that sheds light on the nearly forgotten story of a consequential figure in French history.
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An Assassin in Utopia: The True Story of a Nineteenth-Century Sex Cult and a President’s Murder

Still, readers will find Guiteau’s devolution into an assassin and the history of Oneida both fascinating and shocking, with uncanny parallels to today’s news stories.

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See What You’re Missing: New Ways of Looking at the World Through Art

Twenty-five crisp chapters on 25 separate artists allow Gompertz the room to explore both detail and concept in this well-organized labor of love. His first-person perspective places the historical artworks in the present while making all the artwork immediate and relevant. Effortless prose and laser focus on the communicative potential of art make this a worthwhile read for students, professionals, or interested observers.

Chekhov Becomes Chekhov: The Emergence of a Literary Genius

Blaisdell’s incredibly researched work is a treasure trove of insight and information for scholars and fans of Russian literature. For generations to come, it will be a staple for Chekhov studies. Highly recommended for academic libraries and Russian literature collections.
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Northeaster: A Story of Courage and Survival in the Blizzard of 1952

This vividly told tale should attract history buffs and anyone who loves a good story.

Between Light and Storm: How We Live with Other Species

This work has the capacity to forever change the thinking about humans’ relationship to animals and to lead to constructive ways of dealing with issues for the betterment of both. It belongs on the shelves of all academic and large public libraries.
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Of Ice and Men: How We’ve Used Cold To Transform Humanity

Hogge makes many fascinating points and digressions in this casual history about applications of cold.
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Pharaohs of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of Tutankhamen’s Dynasty

Valuable for history bugs, but sometimes a slog.
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