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Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution

By Willard Sterne Randall - Published 2017



Casual historians may believe America won its independence from Britain in 1776 with the signing of the Declaration of Independence or after the 1783 Treaty ...Read Review

The Devil’s Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler’s Limousine in America

By Robert Klara - Published 2017



In the waning days of World War II, American soldiers looted Germany for souvenirs: homebound plunder including lugers, daggers, and helmets—anything with ...Read Review

Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!

By Darryl W. Bullock - Published 2016



In a slim volume including fifteen black and white photographs, an historical timeline, and a discography, Darryl Bullock describes the indescribable: Florence Foster ...Read Review

Donovan’s Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines

By Albert Lulushi - Published 2016



Between 1942 and 1945, William Donovan’s Office of Strategic Services commandos executed hundreds of missions in support of Allied efforts in World War II. ...Read Review

A Fine Imitation

By Amber Brock - Published 2016


Co-ed Vera Longacre is the epitome of an old money New York heiress: intelligent, beautiful, reserved, and above all a compliant daughter—until ...Read Review

At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails

By Sarah Bakewell - Published 2016



Sarah Bakewell’s latest non-fiction book, At the Existentialist Café, documents her passion for existentialism through linked biographies of the movements’ King and ...Read Review

The Axeman

By Ray Celestin - Published 2015



The Axeman opens with a threat. New Orleans in the spring of 1919 was awash in rain, jazz, and murder when the Axeman, a ...Read Review

Playing Custer

By Gerald Duff - Published 2015



June 2001. A home economics teacher and a software engineer drive from Texas to Montana to reenact the 125th anniversary of Custer’s Last ...Read Review

In the Dark

By Deborah Moggach - Published 2015Published c2008


Moggach’s sixteenth novel, In the Dark, masterfully recreates London during the Great War, focusing not on the trenches but on the inhabitants ...Read Review