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August 2014

August’s roundup of History titles includes IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides, a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age; THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, Rick Perlstein’s examination of an America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s; INFIDEL KINGS AND UNHOLY WARRIORS: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad by Brian A. Catlos, an in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it; and PEPPER: A History of the World's Most Influential Spice, in which Marjorie Shaffer describes the essential role that pepper played in bringing both Americans and Europeans to Asia.

Week of August 3, 2015

Releases for the week of August 3rd include THE SECRET PLACE, a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty, and a gripping addition to Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series; TERMINAL CITY, another breakneck thriller from Linda Fairstein, who this time turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures --- Grand Central Terminal; ORPHAN #8 by debut novelist Kim van Alkemade, the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage; and Tom Clavin's RECKLESS, the unlikely story of a racehorse who truly became a war hero, beloved by the Marine Corps and decorated for bravery.

August 2015

August's roundup of History titles includes GIVE US THE BALLOT, in which Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights, from 1965 to the present day; AVENUE OF SPIES, the latest book from the bestselling author of THE LIBERATOR, who documents the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II; THE STORM OF THE CENTURY by Al Roker, a gripping narrative history that vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history; and DEATH IN FLORENCE, in which Paul Strathern reveals the paradoxes, self-doubts and political compromises that made the battle for the soul of the Renaissance city of Florence one of the most complex and important moments in Western history.