Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nextreads - History and Current Events

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This month we feature the History and Current Events newsletter with a selection of new and recent titles, with a spotlight on Ancient Peoples and Civilization. For more information about these titles check out the July 2014 Nextreads Newsletter.

The True American: murder and mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas

Joshua Slocum: the captain who sailed around the world by Quentin Casey

Birdmen: the Wright brothers, Glen Curtiss, and the Battle to control the skies by Lawrence Goldstone

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson

The Long Shadow: the legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds

Ancient Peoples and Civilizations

The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii lost and found by Mary Beard

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the birth of civilization by Paul Kriwaczek

House of Rain: tracking a vanished civilization across the American southwest by Craig Childs

The Rise of Rome: the making of the world's greatest empire by Anthony Everitt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson

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