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July 1, 2019

Fourth of July collection »

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This Independence Day, read up on little-known figures and stories from the earliest days of America. Check out our collection of books about the American Revolution, below!

 



 

In Dawn's Early Light, Colonial Williamsburg comes alive; Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette, Greene,…

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June 28, 2019

Welcome to the team! »

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We’ve got some new faces around the office so of course we had to bug them about their favorite books. Read below to hear more from Sadie Teper (Associate Designer), Ben Krapohl (Assistant Project Editor), and Kara Rota (Senior Editor) about their publishing journeys and working at Chicago Review …

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June 26, 2019

A Promise Kept – Editing Gilbert Baker’s memoir, Rainbow Warrior »

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A Promise Kept: Editing Rainbow Warrior

by Jay Blotcher

When a friend dies suddenly, the ritual of mourning is upstaged by pragmatic concerns: notifying the family, hunting for a will, making funeral arrangements, and cleaning out the apartment.

When my friend Gilbert Baker unexpectedly di…

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June 24, 2019

Bookalike – Netflix Binge Edition »

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Complement your binge-watching preferences with these Netflix book pairings. Have fun binge-reading away!



 

“Devil at the Crossroads” – Up Jumped the Devil

While both of these stories take an unprecedented look at blues guitarist Robert Johnson, the Netflix documentary expl…

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June 17, 2019

The Apollo Missions for Kids – Jerome Pohlen Interview »

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Read below to learn about Jerome Pohlen’s research and writing of his newest book, The Apollo Missions for Kids, including which activities he recommends and what he hopes kids will take away from reading it.



While there have been multiple books for kids about specific Apollo missions, your

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June 14, 2019

Summer Bucket and Book List »

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This year, have the best summer by pairing up your bucket list with a new book!


Tell us your favorite summer activity in the comments below for a chance to win a bundle of these books. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday, June 16th. US only. Must "like" our Facebook bucket list blog post and be foll



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June 12, 2019

Top Five Favorite Moments at BookExpo 2019 »

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This year was my first time at NYC’s BookExpo, and so I somehow narrowed down my top five favorite moments below. Embarrassing pictures included!

Author Signings. One of the top highlights was leading people—who were often out of breath after having run from a different author signing—to ou…

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June 7, 2019

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019 »

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With Father's Day coming up, we’ve paired a few of our books up with unique gifts for that father-figure in your life.


Links at the bottom!


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June 5, 2019

Excerpt – Conviction: The Murder Trial That Powered Thurgood Marshall’s Fight for Civil Rights »

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On New Year's Eve, 1939, a horrific triple murder occurred in rural Oklahoma. Within a matter of days, investigators identified the killers: convicts on work release who had been at a craps game with one of the victims the night before. As anger at authorities grew, political pressure mounted …

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May 29, 2019

Excerpt – Leo Bruce’s Cold Blood »

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To celebrate the revival of the acclaimed and long out-of-print cockney crime Sergeant Beef series, we're posting an exclusive excerpt of the first chapter of Cold Blood below. Move over Hercule Poirot!

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