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June 2014

June’s roundup of History titles includes THE EXPLORERS, Martin Dugard's riveting account of one of history’s greatest adventures --- the Burton and Speke expedition of 1856 --- and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share; A. J. Baime's THE ARSENAL OF DEMOCRACY, a dramatic, intimate narrative of how Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes that would mean the difference between winning and losing World War II; JET SET by Vanity Fair contributor William Stadiem, the first-ever book about the glamorous decade when Americans took to the skies in massive numbers as never before, with the rich and famous elbowing their way to the front of the line; and WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED by Marc Leepson, the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years, which is being published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Week of June 15, 2015

Releases for the week of June 15th include THE BONE CLOCKS, David Mitchell's latest bestseller in which a 15-year-old girl's lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred; HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP, Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella's, fourth volume of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman; and ALL DAY AND A NIGHT by Alafair Burke, in which a new murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads Detective Ellie Hatcher into a twisting investigation with explosive and deadly results.

June 2015

June's roundup of History titles includes THE COST OF COURAGE by Charles Kaiser, the heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance; STALIN'S DAUGHTER, Rosemary Sullivan's painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history’s most monstrous dictators --- her father, Josef Stalin; Nancy Goldstone's THE RIVAL QUEENS, the riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and dangerous century; and THE SCORPION'S STING, in which award-winning historian James Oakes illuminates the strategy for ending slavery that precipitated the crisis of civil war.