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Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

Gergel reintroduces oft-forgotten civil rights heroes in this captivating, deeply researched work that is likely to draw in general readers, historians, and legal scholars alike.

Cuba Libre! Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History

An excellent new entry on the subject, with a memorable opening line and highly enjoyable chapters. If you read only one recent book on Cuba, have it be this delightful popular history.

Big Bang

Bowman's posthumous novel is a masterpiece, certainly long but never tedious because of the rapid focus changes. For full effect, however, readers will need better than a passing knowledge of the political and social climate of the Fifties. [See Prepub Alert, 7/19/18.]
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The Children Act

Family-law judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) routinely makes life-or-death decisions for minors under British law without it becoming personal—until she visits a hospitalized teen (Fionn Whitehead) before ordering a blood transfusion against his religious faith...
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Trump Sky Alpha

This macabre vision of a future America presents a frighteningly real scenario and brings into focus the pervasive yet inane power of politicians and the Internet. Scary bedtime reading that will make you think. [See Prepub Alert, 8/27/18.]
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Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

Detailed enough for serious readers yet accessible to all with an interest in rockets or space exploration. Consider for most public libraries.
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Fantastical Cakes

Bullock-Prado is a thoroughly knowledgeable and extremely fun teacher for readers dreaming of taking their baking to the next level, and who are prepared to apply the time and effort required to do so. Those simply preferring to eat cake will also enjoy flipping through these beautifully illustrated pages.
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Maestros

Skroce’s dynamic style and pacing keeps the pages turning so fast that fans might want to read this one two or three times in order to catch the brilliant detail (enhanced by the work of colorist Dave Stewart) and impressive worldbuilding on display. Tons of fun, with the promise of future volumes a welcome one.—TB

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Girl Town

Nowak’s characters banter, bicker, and yearn for love or connection or acceptance. Their world isn’t quite ours, but their struggles are familiar and very entertaining.—TB

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