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April 2014

April’s roundup of History titles includes THE BILL OF THE CENTURY, a thorough exploration of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history; THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DIXIE, the riveting story of how the Civil War upended the economic, political and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended; BOLIVAR: AMERICAN LIBERATOR, a sweeping biography of Simon Bolivar and the winner of this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Biography category; THE LAST WHITE ROSE, a new interpretation of one of the most dramatic periods of British history: the Tudor victory and their dynasty; and 50 CHILDREN, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939.