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The Zoo

by Lee Polevoi

This is a vivid, panoramic account of the first great public zoo. Isobel Charman’s "The Zoo" is an imaginatively written history of the world’s first zoo, opened in London in 1828, conveyed through the perspectives of seven... Read More

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Churchill, Roosevelt & Company

by Lee Polevoi

A veritable embarrassment of riches for history buffs, this work traces the path to the end of WWII. The work of a handful of men had a decisive impact on the outcome of WWII. Lewis E. Lehrman’s Churchill, Roosevelt & Company is a... Read More

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When Paris Sizzled

by Lee Polevoi

This book proves to be a cornucopia of delights, and a vibrant presentation of the frenzy and hoopla that characterized Paris in the 1920s. "When Paris Sizzled" is a cultural historian’s foray into Parisian lore and culture. Mary... Read More

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Lincoln's Greatest Journey

by Lee Polevoi

Trudeau’s deep knowledge shines throughout the book as he unearths new information concerning Lincoln’s war-weary state of mind. With thousands of works published on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, history buffs and “ordinary”... Read More

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The Grass Labyrinth

by Lee Polevoi

Holmes’s gossamer-gentle prose captures the skeins of memory tangled with real life. What’s the breaking point between an artist’s dedication to her craft and a commitment to loving relationships? This probing question is central... Read More

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Violation

by Lee Polevoi

The “perfume” of Sallie Tisdale’s work will be enticing to all readers enamored of the essay form. Sallie Tisdale has lately emerged as one of America’s foremost essayists, with work regularly appearing in Harper’s, the New... Read More

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Shadows of Revolution

by Lee Polevoi

The contradiction of Americans’ simultaneous love and hatred of France is placed in proper historical context. With "Shadows of Revolution", historian and journalist David A. Bell shares a boundless enthusiasm for all things French,... Read More

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