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October 2013

In this second installment of our History Books Roundup, we've compiled a number of titles releasing in October that you may want to consider checking out. They include TIP AND THE GIPPER: When Politics Worked by Chris Matthews, HITLER'S FURIES: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower, THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester, and JFK IN THE SENATE: Pathway to the Presidency by John T. Shaw.

Philip Shenon, author of A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22, 1963? Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers.

Week of February 2, 2015

Releases for the week of February 2nd include DESTROYER ANGEL, book 19 in Nevada Barr's series of mysteries starring Nation Park Ranger Anna Pigeon; NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS, Gail Caldwell's memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life that unexpectedly opened up a world of understanding, possibility and connection; and SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, Nickolas Butler's debut novel in which four boyhood friends --- and a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives --- are all brought together for a wedding in the small Wisconsin town of Little Wing.

February 2015

February's roundup of History titles includes WASHINGTON'S REVOLUTION, Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff's account of the formative years that shaped a callow George Washington into an extraordinary leader; LINCOLN'S GREATEST CASE by lawyer and Lincoln scholar Brian McGinty, the untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight; EYE ON THE STRUGGLE, in which acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris brings into focus the riveting life of one of the most significant yet least known figures of the civil rights era --- pioneering journalist Ethel Payne, the “First Lady of the Black Press”; and LUSITANIA by Greg King and Penny Wilson, which tells the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I.