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March 2014

March’s roundup of History titles includes MACHINE MADE, a surprising new history of New York’s most famous political machine --- Tammany Hall --- revealing, beyond the vice and corruption, a birthplace of progressive urban politics; THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY, a remarkable true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb; THE AGE OF RADIANCE, a magisterial account of the men and women who uncovered the secrets of the nucleus, brought its power to America, and ignited the 20th century;  WASHED AWAY, the incredible story of a flood of near-biblical proportions --- its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America's natural-disaster policies for the next century; and THE ETERNAL NAZI, the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world, by the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim’s secret life in Egypt.

Week of February 23, 2015

Releases for the week of February 23rd include the 2014 National Book Award winner REDEPLOYMENT, Phil Klay’s debut short story collection that takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned; THE CITY, the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences; and MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS, in which Deborah Rodriguez takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007.

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.