Historical Spotlight (4/28/21)

This historical spotlight takes us back in time with a cultural history of the Cold War, a Gilded Age New York mystery, a literary rediscovery of 1938 Berlin, and the true story of America’s “First Frontier”.

THE FREE WORLD: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand

2 starred reviews!

“Subversive culture flourished under geopolitical tension and nuclear anxiety, according to this sweeping cultural history…The result is an exhilarating exploration of one of history’s most culturally fertile eras.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An overstuffed, brilliantly conceived and executed history of ‘a time when the United States was actively engaged with the rest of the world.'”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

DEATH OF A SHOWMAN: A Mystery by Mariah Fredericks

2 starred reviews!

“This witty, empathetic foray into the world of Broadway will leave readers eager for Jane’s next adventure.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“With a spirited, intelligent heroine; pitch-perfect descriptions of pre–World War I New York; and believable characters, Fredericks’s latest historical mystery is a delight.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE PASSENGER by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

“A desperate Jewish businessman finds moments of safety aboard the Deutsche Reichsbahn passenger train system in this recently rediscovered novel by an exile from Hitler’s Germany.”–Booklist

BLOOD AND TREASURE: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

“Popular historians Drury and Clavin deliver a ripsnortin’ tale of the early frontier and its first and most powerful legend…A well-written, fast-paced account that neatly bridges the gap between historical fact and fiction.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE FREE WORLD: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand; 9780374158453; available now.
DEATH OF A SHOWMAN: A Mystery by Mariah Fredericks; 9781250210906; available now.
THE PASSENGER by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz; 9781250317148; available now.
BLOOD AND TREASURE: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin; 9781250247131; available now.

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