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I Marched with Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II Alongside One of the U.S. Army’s Greatest Generals

Of modest value as a war memoir.
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The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation

Bringing these men together as a group draws attention to how their thought and action unfolded in response to new challenges and dispels any illusion that they were a monolithic bloc. Cheney is an adept writer who makes no wrong steps. Perfect for history buffs, though little new ground is tread.
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Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World

Essential for anyone interested in 19th-century Japanese history, and a great companion piece to Anna Sherman’s The Bells of Old Tokyo, which compares modern day Tokyo with historic Edo.
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Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire

A lively work recommended for both researchers and casual readers with an interest in prehistory, ancient history, anthropology, religion, and popular culture.
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The Domestic Revolution: How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything

A fascinating, fun view of how far-reaching changes resulted from choices in household fuel. This will be particularly valuable for those interested in the unwritten history of domestic labor and “women’s work.”

Agent Sonya

This fast-paced historical account reads like a novel, with surprising twists and turns, and will thrill readers until the very last page. Readers who enjoy the writings of Neal Bascomb or Candice Millard, and fans of historical fiction will relish this book.
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The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans; A Story of Love and War

This impressively researched book will appeal to general history readers interested in untold perspectives of World War II.
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War: How Conflict Shaped Us

Those interested in military history, and the idea of how we make, prepare, and enable war, will enjoy this thought-provoking read.
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American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People

Readers looking for consolation and a plan for a more just and equitable future will not find it here. Recommended primarily for those concerned by the tone and direction of American politics and seeking a better understanding of the question on which the book is framed: “How did we get here?”
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