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February 2014

February's roundup of History titles includes DARK INVASION, Howard Blum’s true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot (the basis for the film to be produced by and starring Bradley Cooper); THE RACE UNDERGROUND, in which Doug Most chronicles the competition between Boston and New York to construct America's first subway; DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS by Aram Goudsouzian, the story of the last great march of the Martin Luther King, Jr. era, and the first great showdown of the turbulent years that followed; Richard Overy's THE BOMBERS AND THE BOMBED, the ultimate history of the Allied bombing campaigns in World War II; and THE ART OF BETRAYAL by Gordon Corera, which provides a unique and unprecedented insight into the British Secret Service and the reality that lies behind the fiction.

Week of December 29, 2014

Releases for the week of December 29th include THE FOREVER GIRL by Alexander McCall Smith, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us; Charles Todd's HUNTING SHADOWS, in which a dangerous case with ties leading back to the battlefields of World War I dredges up dark memories for Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge; and LINCOLN'S BOYS, Joshua Zeitz's intimate look into Abraham Lincoln’s White House and the aftermath of his death, via the lives of his two closest aides.

December 2014

December’s roundup of History titles includes WATERLOO, a new military history of one of the key battles in world history, by veteran historian Gordon Corrigan, who brings the campaign and battle, its armies and their commanders to fresh and vivid life; THE ITALIAN AMERICANS, a gorgeous companion book to the PBS series, in which Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience; THE GREATEST KNIGHT, Thomas Asbridge’s portrait of one of history's most illustrious knights --- William Marshal --- that evokes the grandeur and barbarity of the Middle Ages; and EMPIRE OF COTTON by Sven Beckert, the epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.