The writing of Erik Larson reminds me of a kaleidoscope. You may think that you know a lot about history, but with a slight twist, the pieces of the story fall into a new perspective. With Erik's extensive research, The Splendid and the Vile highlights the leadership of Winston Churchill during one of the darkest years in Britain's history. –Sandra, Seattle
An apeirogon is a figure with infinite countable sides, a perfect metaphor for the situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This amazing novel is based on the true story of two men, one from each side, that each lost a daughter to violence and it will both break your heart and make you think that there really is hope. –Sydne, Atlanta
As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.
**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History**