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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 June 22, 2015

Releases for the week of June 22nd include DARING: MY PASSAGES, a chronicle of Gail Sheehy's trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times; DANCING FISH AND AMMONITES, a memoir by Penelope Lively, who offers a glimpse into her influences and formative years, as well as a view of what life looks like from the vantage point of 80 years; and DOLLBABY, Laura Lane McNeal's big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans --- a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets.