The impact and efforts to purge the specter of Hitler in the immediate months and years after World War II. (May)
The First Detective
Was Eugene Vidocq the 18th century's James Bond? The author tracks the shadowy police officer-turned-detective whose exploits inspired novelists and left an indelible mark on crime detection. (June)
The Greater Journey
Americans in Paris
Simon & Schuster: $37.50
McCullough looks at the American expatriates — artists, writers, doctors, architects — who made Paris their home from 1830 to 1900. (May)
In the Garden of Beasts
Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
The American ambassador to Germany during the early 1930s has concerns — dismissed by the State Department — about Hitler's ambitions, while his daughter becomes enamored of the Berlin society of the Third Reich. (May)
The Golden Empire
Spain, Charles V and the Creation of America
Random House: $35
Summer reading: History
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