Penguin Press

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

By Andrew Delbanco - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Scholar Andrew Delbanco argues convincingly that slavery is the basis of America being divided since its founding.  (“Slavery was in the understanding that ...Read Review

The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba

By Mark Braude - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

The French emperor, Napoleon, conducts a massive campaign of conquest and seizes almost half of Europe. Then he is defeated and dies a ...Read Review

A Good Hard Look

By Ann Napolitano - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Flannery O’Connor is one of the great figures of 20th-century American literature, an icon of Southern fiction whose life was cut tragically ...Read Review

The Creator’s Map

By Emilio Calderón - By Katherine Silver (trans.) - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

The violent death of an aristocratic former Fascist and Nazi sympathiser in 1952 is the catalyst for this mystery story set among Spanish refugees ...Read Review

A Vengeful Longing

By R. N. Morris - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the sequel to the highly acclaimed A Gentle Axe, the first of Morris’s books to feature the investigating magistrate Porfiry ...Read Review