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Revolutionary History!

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This week, Alice and Kim talk Revolutionary War history, Persian empresses, and the tragic fire that society buried.

While you’re here, don’t forget Book Riot’s YA giveaway! Go here to win $500 of the year’s best YA fiction and nonfiction:



Don’t You Ever by Mary Carter Bishop                                                                   

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire by Robert E. Fiesler 

Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal

No One Tells You This: A Memoir by Glynnis MacNicol 

From the Corner of the Oval by Rebecca Dorey-Stein


WEEKLY THEME: Revolutionary History

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison

Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar


SEGMENT THREE: Fiction/Nonfiction

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Gone by Min Kym

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte

How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution by Jack Horner and James Gorman



Stalking God by Anjali Kumar

Drinking in America: A History by Mark Edward Lender



Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

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