“This is an impressive, ambitious undertaking, to tell the stories of five painters—Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart—while simultaneously showing how they were all interrelated and doing this against the complex history of the American Revolution.A lively, splendid history that captures the times with insight, acumen, and a juggler’s finesse.” —, starred review “As he interprets a vast amount of material with vigor and pleasure, Staiti brings new vibrancy and meaning to boldly revolutionary paintings that both commemorate the suffering, conviction, and valor of a specific time and address the timeless struggle for justice and freedom.” — , starred review THE POPE OF PHYSICS: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Gino Segrè & Bettina Hoerlin “By placing stunning scientific advances into historical context, this engaging biography of Nobel Prize–winning Italian physicist Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) captures the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most creative and hard-working scientists.
Astute and timely advice, wittily presented.” — , starred review WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang A provocative and timely collection of essays from a celebrated cultural critic on race, diversity, and resegregation.“Readers seeking remedies to racial discord will instead find a multifaceted history lesson coupled with troubling updates on recent urban upsets within the author’s interconnected discourse.With his galvanizing message, Chang reiterates that while there is much work to be done on the inequality front, the opportunity to ‘get it right’ has not passed us by.A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” — “Combining the strengths of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and M. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin, Laetitia Rodd towers over both of these genteel sleuths in wit, tact, and ingenuity.The book is a sheer delight, with its deliciously intricate puzzle and well-drawn characters whom readers are sure to continue to enjoy in volumes to come.” — , starred review).
“Doughty takes a page from John le Carré, crafting a riveting, psychological, morally ambiguous tale.
Harper’s backstory is richly detailed, and his budding relationship with Rita is convincing.
Finally, the role of mercenaries in world affairs adds a new perspective to the spy novel genre.” — Teddy Creque’s life turns upside down when a tourist is murdered on his peaceful, remote tropical island, Anegada.
“Spectacular as a Caribbean sunset, Keyse-Walker’s debut is a well-paced puzzler no one should miss.” — 2016 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie Mc Lemore Poetry BESTIARY by Donika Kelly LOOK by Solmaz Sharif BLACKACRE by Monica Youn Fiction WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell The finalists will be announced on October 13 and the winners will be revealed at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 16.
series takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas Mac Arthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.
Meanwhile, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether or not to use nuclear weapons.