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Butts: A Backstory

A fun, fascinating, and surprisingly empowering exploration of the history and cultural significance of the butt.
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Listen, World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman

. This engaging and well-researched biography reads like a novel and should appeal to readers interested in journalism, women’s studies, and adventure tales alike.

Liberated to the Bone: Histories. Bodies. Futures

Visceral and readable without ever feeling too steeped in theory or jargon, Raffo’s accessible book helps show that roots matter more than what many see and that change is impossible without a real weeding, a structural dismantling of what people prefer to simply cover up or look away from.

The Trayvon Generation

Hearing this work is a simultaneously motivating and heartbreaking experience. An absolute must-listen and essential purchase for all libraries.
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Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service

A great addition to any collection where thought-provoking essays are popular.
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Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight To Protect Abortion in America

Recommended for medium and large public libraries and any other libraries where women’s issues are strong circulators.
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Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything

Those who value information literacy will love hearing what this book reveals. Recommended.
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The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty

Though listeners must rely on a supplemental pdf to view photographs of Montgomery’s training and close-ups of the hawks, the author’s irrepressible enthusiasm, vivid oral storytelling, and a brief clip of hawk sounds make this short listen, that grips and soars, an essential purchase.
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Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America’s Public Monuments

Narrator Heather Masters’s clear voice, excellent enunciation, and measured delivery allow the often shocking stories behind some of the United States’ most famous monuments, such as the U.S. Capitol Building’s Freedom Statue and Mount Rushmore, to stand on their own.
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Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir

Captivating and wonderfully written, a print version or the upcoming audiobook narrated by the author is best for collections.
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On Tyranny, Expanded Audio Edition: Updated with Twenty New Lessons from Russia’s War on Ukraine

A first purchase for any library’s audio collection.
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The Premonitions Bureau: A True Account of Death Foretold

Rhind-Tutt’s well-paced narration is clear and sincere, perfectly matching the balanced tone of Knight’s deeply researched, enjoyably diverting social history. Recommended for all nonfiction collections.
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Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

This heartfelt and entertaining chronicle serves as a showcase for exceptional Asian American audiobook narrators. A must-listen for pop culture buffs.
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The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten: Even More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian

An entertaining, simple book, worthwhile for any library. This volume fits perfectly with Schott’s two previous “The Accidental Veterinarian” books.
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Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind

Share this timely book with anyone interested in cosmology or the possibilities of future lunar exploration.

Seeing Science: The Art of Making the Invisible Visible

A worthy addition to any science collection, featuring stunning full-color images with broad appeal for multiple levels of engagement.
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The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth

Socially conscious readers wanting to avoid doomsday environmental messaging will likely appreciate this one.
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The Afterlife in Popular Culture: Heaven, Hell, and the Underworld in the American Imagination

O’Neill incorporates many examples from young-adult fiction as he provides clear, nonjudgmental evidence of the American fascination with, rather than fear of, life after death, focusing on the prevalent theme of optimism.
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Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate Leaders

Despite some flaws, this wide-ranging, clearly written volume will help researchers understand the past, present, and potential future of Latinos in the United States.
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The Worth of Water: Our Story of Chasing Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenge

A sensitive call to action for a very worthy cause: working to get clean water and sanitation for the poorest populations on our planet.
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The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World

Recommended for history readers and dinosaur lovers.
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The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

An excellent choice for libraries with patrons interested in social sciences. The tips to help overcome regret add a self-help component, which will attract an even wider audience.
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Extreme North: A Cultural History

Jonathan Yen’s confident delivery and masterful pronunciations of the many non-English terms draw listeners into Brunner’s descriptions of the almost magical beauty of the far North, while his expressive readings of the racist and pseudoscientific perversions of the region (by Nazis and other white supremacists) will stay with listeners long after the audiobook has ended.
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It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art To Fight a Pandemic

Lowery’s interviews with the members of the collective provides a sweeping look at the movements that changed the way in which people view government inaction, greed, and the stigma surrounding AIDS. Adam conveys the emotions of the collective members, adding a singular depth to the account. Lowery provides a well-organized list of sources for listeners who wish to learn more.
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The High Sierra: A Love Story

This would be a good addition to any memoir or travel collection, but it’s also a fun “armchair” hiking experience for those who typically don’t care for outdoor sports. Pair the audio with the text version, which contains photographs and other supplemental materials to enhance the reading experience.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

Most libraries will want multiple copies of this outstanding audio production.
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Stalking the Atomic City: Life Among the Decadent and the Depraved of Chornobyl

This first translated work from an important Ukrainian voice is an interesting addition to any public library collection.
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Darwin’s Love of Life: A Singular Case of Biophilia

A wonderful holistic understanding of Charles Darwin’s life and his own evolution. Recommended for fans of biologist/writer E. O. Wilson.
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Time To Think Small: How Nimble Environmental Technologies Can Solve the Planet’s Biggest Problems

Myers’s call-to-action and survey of current tech may appeal to environmentally conscious readers.
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Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence

Recommended. Academic readers interested in theoretical and rhetorical analysis in queer and disability studies will find cutting-edge thought.
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Blunt Instruments: Recognizing Racist Cultural Infrastructure in Memorials, Museums, and Patriotic Practices

Hass offers a powerful exposé of the persistence of race in the ongoing public dialogue about citizenship and belonging.
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Getting Me Cheap: How Low-Wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty

Readers will leave with a better understanding of the complexity of the lives of women working in low-wage jobs and what needs to change to provide them with the support they need.
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Mardi Gras Indians

Williams’s concise book effectively synthesizes numeral primary and secondary sources into an excellent overview of the origins of Mardi Gras tribes and the reasons for their continued endurance. Particularly recommended for libraries looking to add to collections on Black American cultural traditions.
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Speculative Futures: Design Approaches To Navigate Change, Foster Resilience, and Co-Create the Cities We Need

Recommended for all big-city libraries.
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Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education

A thoughtful, engaging book for any reader interested in immigrant education.

My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives

Hunter-Gault’s book makes it easy to revisit difficult historical moments and envision better choices, better outcomes, and better futures.
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White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How To Do Better

A must-read for all who have grown tired and weary of those who want to preserve the niceness of social interactions because of the way a situation looks instead of placing importance on what the reality is.
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Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Although an indirect way to approach a subject, even in translation there is literary sparkle to the text and plenty to learn.
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Corporal Cannon: A Female Marine in Afghanistan

Highly recommended for all public libraries.
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Parasites: The Inside Story

A well-organized, -researched, and -illustrated overview of the parasitic world.
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The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves

Recommended for all libraries, especially those serving dog lovers.
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Love Immortal: Antique Photographs and Stories of Dogs and Their People

Fans of historic photography and dog lovers will relish Cavo’s book.
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How To Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication

Environmentalists and general science enthusiasts will enjoy joining Mustill on his quest to understand whales.
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The Creative Lives of Animals

This broad survey of creative animal behavior will appeal to artists of all types and to animal lovers.
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Volodymyr Zelensky in His Own Words

Recommended with reservation. However impressive, Zelensky’s quotations tell relatively little about Ukraine, its politics, or the war. A book with expanded context would be more useful.

Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution

Readers won’t soon forget El-Rifae’s captivating book; essential reading for feminists and historians.

The Bonobo Sisterhood: Revolution Through Female Alliance

Recommend to readers of Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her and Deborah Tuerkheimer’s Credible.

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The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison

Ryan’s historical research and clear writing and Metzger’s matter-of-fact presentation are a must-listen.
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Learning the Birds: A Midlife Adventure

This book is a delight, melding birding lore and the perils of transitioning to midlife. Recommended for medium and large public libraries or others where nature books are popular.
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All-American Dogs: A History of Presidential Pets from Every Era

This brief book is more of a curiosity than a detailed study. Although it may have a limited audience, it is an enjoyable and timely addition to comprehensive collections.

Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

An excellent addition to any science collection that will encourage critical thinking by all who read it.
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In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses

Highly recommended for public libraries and lower-level undergraduate academic ones.

Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Turner expertly exposes more unsubstantiated, secretive, organized anti-Obama agendas and offers valuable glimpses into what many Americans believe, what they think of others’ beliefs, and, most of all, what they think about who belongs where in U.S. society. An informative read.
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Looking Up: True Adventures of a Storm-Chasing Weather Nerd

Though storm chasers will be the primary audience for this meteorology memoir, anyone chasing their dreams will find plenty of inspiration in Cappucci’s journey.

Putin

Short has written a remarkable biography, rich in facts and details, of Putin’s life and career. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in Russia, world history, biographies of world leaders, and current events.
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Threads of Awakening: An American Woman’s Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art

Readers interested in Tibetan culture and Buddhist spiritual practices will find this book of interest.
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An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity

Jackson and Jensen cut through pervasive denial about humanity’s destiny in a more hostile environment. As in an effective seminar, they posit a situation and then raise questions that will resonate with readers.
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The Hidden Universe: Adventures in Biodiversity

Readers interested in biodiversity, the environment, or ecology will enjoy this fascinating work. Readers advisory: for accounts of current innovative projects underway to preserve or restore biodiversity, check out Kinari Webb’s Guardians of the Trees and Hannah Lewis’s Mini-Forest Revolution.
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Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis

Fans of Proulx’s fiction, even those with marginal interest in peatlands, will be intrigued by the snippets of memoir and the habits of a writer’s mind that this collection reveals.
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Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want

This a rich and engaging space for collective healing, integrity, and social commentary on the reasons why structural hurdles must be removed for racial justice to ever be achieved.
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The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast

Two stories interweave, collide, and ripple for more than 40 years, and Johnson’s thorough, diligent research and brisk storytelling make this narrative compelling for those seeking thrills or truths. Recommended for readers interested in environmental or racial justice and the power of activism.
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The Book of Minds: How To Understand Ourselves and Other Beings, from Animals to AI to Aliens

This extensive tome will be a must-read for those with a keen interest in psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science, and for those who want to embark on a deep dive into the significance of the mind.
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Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist Through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains

Readers who enjoy travel narratives will like reading about incredible places that many will never see; they might be frustrated, however, when Thorogood says that some things can’t be described. For plant nerds seeking adventure.

In the Footsteps of Audubon

This visually striking guide honors the beautiful American landscape as it appears today. Recommended for fans of Audubon or for those interested in the natural world or art.
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Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting

Though it’s difficult to parse Bomback’s writing into one neat takeaway or nugget of wisdom, his empathy and frankness shine through on each page. This book is enjoyable to read and likely to be validating for many parents of young children.
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Off with Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power

Fans of Herman’s previous works will likely find this enjoyable. Libraries catering to academics should see this as an optional purchase.

Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York

Highly recommended, not just for queer readers or scholars of LGBTQIA+ culture but for anyone who has felt inexorably gutted and remade during the COVID pandemic.
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Imagine If…: Creating a Future for Us All

Readers seeking a wide-ranging philosophical look at society, education, and the future, will likely find this work of interest.

Len & Cub: A Queer History

Recommended for any LGBTQ+ history collection.

Killers Amidst Killers: Hunting Serial Killers Operating Under the Cloak of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Jensen is a respected figure in the true crime community, and his compelling, compassionate work is highly recommended.
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Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters

Treat this like a tasting menu: explore sections and then pursue further study.
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Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions

Recommended for readers interested in philosophy of science and the sorts of questions that current science can and can’t answer.
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At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth

This compassionate reporting brings the reality of climate change to U.S. Americans.

Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between

Osmundson writes with hope for a world where racial inequities are addressed and people treat each other with love and kindness. Just as viruses change and mutate, so, too, can people, he suggests. Recommended.
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Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History from Cave Art to Conservation

Includes a list of birds mentioned, extensive notes and bibliography, and an excellent index. An enjoyable book for those interested in birds or art.
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In the Spirit of Wetlands: Reviving Habitat in the Illinois River Watershed

Citizen environmentalists will be encouraged by the variety of approaches used to accomplish ecological and development goals far beyond this north-central Illinois watershed.
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Last Rites: The Evolution of the American Funeral

This is a swell companion piece for fans of Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, but libraries should also consider it a source of serious information for those who may be facing difficult end-of-life decisions.
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Rethink: Leading Voices on Life After Crisis and How We Can Make a Better World

These brief essays give the reader food for thought about the changes in the world not necessarily caused by but certainly exacerbated by COVID. It challenges readers to become part of the process of rethinking how to approach life after COVID.

Young, Gifted and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite

An extremely well-thought-out, -researched, and -structured look into the lives of people who have had to endure caste-inspired stigma throughout their lives.
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Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons From Five Revolutionary Women

A timely and fascinating volume for those interested in Russian and socialist history.
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What the Children Told Us: The Untold Story of the Famous “Doll Test” and the Black Psychologists Who Changed the World

The first book to detail the extensive work of two major contributors on the psychological effects of segregation is a worthwhile addition to collections.
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Just Dope: A Leading Attorney’s Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs

For readers who enjoy drug war memoirs mixed with policy commentary.
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The Red Planet: A Natural History of Mars

Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about Mars. It will also appeal to those with an interest in the solar system and/or geology.
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Can Microbial Communities Regenerate? Uniting Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Recommended for academic libraries that are purchasing the entire series. An optional purchase as a stand-alone for libraries with strong collections in ecology, evolution, and microbiology.
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How Fast Did T. rex Run? Unsolved Questions from the Frontiers of Dinosaur Science

An excellent book that shows the opportunities and potential of paleontology as a field for the intellectually curious scientist.

100 Animals That Can F*cking End You

Although not necessarily an essential purchase, this book is recommended for libraries where humorous books circulate well.

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Coppice Agroforestry: Tending Trees for Product, Profit, and Woodland Ecology

A specific audience will greatly appreciate this clear and comprehensive text.
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First Dawn: From the Big Bang to Our Future in Space

Battiston’s book presents a useful synthesis across multiple scientific disciplines to arrive at a definition and general outline of cosmology, which is both timely and of great interest. However, the lack of illustrations and a glossary make it an optional purchase for public and academic libraries.
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Taxi from Another Planet: Conversations with Drivers About Life in the Universe

An interesting and humorous approach to questions about the universe with relatively in-depth subject exploration. Recommended to expand a science collection for general interest readers.
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What Your Food Ate: How To Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

This fascinating look at how soil health affects the health of plants, livestock, and people will appeal to those interested in regenerative agriculture, the welfare of livestock, soil science, and more.

Paradoxes of Nostalgia: Cold War Triumphalism and Global Disorder Since 1989

Not easy to read, but an interesting, important book. For lovers of history and current events.
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The War of Nerves: Inside the Cold War Mind

A shrewd and remarkably timely examination of Cold War mentalities.
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Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Prayers, Spells, Rituals, and Hexes

Readers of occult practices, Mexican culture, and goddess studies will find this title to be a comprehensive and respectful guide to all aspects of the folk saint.
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Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word

This work is something of an economics, history, and philosophy lecture all in one, reading more like an extended essay than a typical book. It is particularly recommended for libraries servicing economics, political science, and labor studies departments.
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In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies

Allies new and old will discover this book fills the gaps in the current conversations about trans people and communities.
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If There Are Any Heavens

Montemarano’s unique literary memoir offers an absorbing, visceral experience of the pandemic and should easily find a dedicated audience.
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Roosevelt Sweeps Nation: FDR’s 1936 Landslide and the Triumph of the Liberal Ideal

History bugs will find this popular history appealing.
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Great Hatred: The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP

McGreevy’s restrained account of this affair should appeal to lay and academic readers.
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The Crossroads of Civilization: A History of Vienna

Robertson packs so much history onto every page that casual readers may feel overwhelmed, but serious scholars of Viennese or European history could hardly find a more thorough resource.
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The Shape of Battle: The Art of War from the Battle of Hastings to D-Day

Lacking any real insight or overarching theme, this book is recommended only for devotees of British military history.
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