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Champagne Charlie

by Amy O'Loughlin

Don and Petie Kladstrup’s "Champagne Charlie" is the enjoyable biography of Charles Heidsieck, a dazzling, daring, and adroit French champagne merchant who risked his life and limbs to sell his esteemed bubbly to Americans in the... Read More

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Dracul: Of the Father

by John M. Murray

A. K. Brackob’s detailed biography chronicles the little-known life of Vlad Dracul—the father of Vlad the Impaler. The literary vampire Dracula has captured the imagination of generations of horror readers. Brackob reveals that Bram... Read More

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Mud Sweeter than Honey

by Erika Harlitz Kern

Personal testimonials reveal the lived truths of communist Albania in Margo Rejmer’s oral history book "Mud Sweeter than Honey". Of the communist states in Europe after World War II, Albania is less discussed. It was cut off from the... Read More

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Our Oldest Companions

by Rebecca Foster

In "Our Oldest Companions", Pat Shipman delves into the history of canine domestication, marveling that dogs have chosen to associate with humans. Focusing on coevolution and the dingoes of Australia, she illuminates “how mutually... Read More

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The Dark Side of Memory

by Jeana Jorgensen

"The Dark Side of Memory" is a violent yet elegiac portrayal of the tragic Cold War disappearances of Uruguayan citizens. Tessa Bridal’s historical book "The Dark Side of Memory" traces the intertwined lives of mothers, grandmothers,... Read More

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