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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