Nonfiction

Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris

By Asti Hustvedt - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Hysteria was a very real fear up until the late 19th century, and never studied more than at the Salpêtrière Hospital ...Read Review

Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

By Holly Tucker - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Who would have guessed that the earliest human blood transfusion was in 1667? Or that it transfused a dog’s blood into the patient? ...Read Review

The Band That Played On

By Steve Turner - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Love it or hate it, who can forget the scenes from the movie Titanic of the valiant musicians playing on deck as the ...Read Review

Behind Closed Doors: The Tragic, Untold Story of the Duchess of Windsor

By Hugo Vickers - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The author is a well known historian of mostly 20th-century monarchy and British society, including the duke and duchess of Windsor. This book ...Read Review

Hitler in the Crosshairs

By John Woodbridge - By Maurice Possley - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

In December 2005, the author John Woodbridge was watching television when he saw a newscast featuring a gun reputedly taken from Adolf Hitler’s ...Read Review

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

By Lucy Worsley - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, has written this book to tie in with her television series for the BBC. ...Read Review

Young Henry: The Rise of Henry Vlll

By Robert Hutchinson - Published 2011Published 2012

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Nonfiction

This new biography concentrates on Henry VIII’s life up until the triumphant coronation of the pregnant Anne Boleyn in 1533. The first chapters ...Read Review

The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

By Howard Blum - Published 2011

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NonfictionWestern

One of the underappreciated joys of studying history lies in tapping into the lives and times of some of the very curious people ...Read Review

American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation

By Michael Kazin - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

American Dreamers surveys the creative contributions of the lately much-reviled American Left, from the 1820s to the election of President Obama. It concludes ...Read Review

The Omnipotent Magician: Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 1716-1783

By Jane Brown - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The author has written an impressive number of books on gardening in England, and she now turns to look at the country’s ...Read Review

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