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Mitchell Nathanson

Recommended by the New York Times:

“Nathanson moves crisply through the deep back story, though he knows a good detail when he sees one. An ancestor bayoneted by an English infantryman at the Battle of Bunker Hill was ‘the first, but certainly not the last, Bouton the establishment desired to see filleted.'”

Franz Boas

Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt

Featured in The New York Review of Books:

“Zumwalt’s biography—like an earlier one by Douglas Cole—ends in this year, which was when Boas, leaving behind his museum duties, turned full time to the task of building a new discipline at Columbia. Hers is a stolid, scholarly account, and it has its rewards, especially in its generous use of correspondence.”

Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez

Kat D. Williams

Mentioned in Publishers Weekly:

“Williams interviewed Alvarez, a Cuban immigrant she calls a ‘sport-identified’ woman, several times between 2007 and 2011, and the book, she writes in the preface, ‘looks beyond the synthesized Hollywood story of women in the AAGPBL to understand how the AAGPBL affected those who played in it.'”

Hard Damage

Aria Aber

Featured in the Kenyon Review:

Hard Damage, in both its masterful depictions of complicity and its unwavering focus on what is true, asks us to consider what we owe each other as people occupying this same, dying, earth.”

Political Godmother

Meg Heckman

Review in the Union Leader:

“The author chronicles Nackey’s efforts both in editorials and in personal correspondence to advance a kind of conservatism, especially on social issues, of which Heckman is clearly no fan. But she argues that Nackey Scripps Loeb was integral to maintaining and even growing a “right-wing populism” that continues today . . . Author Heckman, like many other New Hampshire journalists, has taught there. Her story on its founder makes for compelling reading.”


Sue William Silverman

Author essay for The Rumpus.

Robin Hemley

Author interview in the Adroit Journal.

Brad Balukjian

Author interview with CBS Sports.

Steven Wingate

Author interview with Matthew S. Rosin.

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