The Indian World of George Washington -- Colin Calloway

Staff Pick

This fascinating work, part revisionist biography of George Washington and part social history, grounds Washington in an America still largely belonging to indigenous peoples. Calloway projects a jaded view of our founding father as a wicked, deceitful, malevolent and even murderous brigand. Calloway’s book is a welcome reevaluation of Washington as well as an excellent exhumation of the role of indigenous Americans in the early republic.


The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation By Colin G. Calloway Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190652166
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 6th, 2018

Midnight in Chernobyl -- Adam Higginbotham

Staff Pick

Timed perfectly for HBO’s new mini-series, Higginbotham’s book takes you through the catastrophe of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. While it will satisfy your rubbernecking lust for all the inescapably horrific details that are depicted in the miniseries—and the scientific explanations thereof—it will also challenge and reframe the narrative significantly. This book contains a wealth of material left out of the show that adds to your scientific and historical comprehension of the events on the morning of April 26, 1986, in Pripyat.

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster By Adam Higginbotham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501134616
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 12th, 2019

Fall of Hyperion -- Dan Simmons

Staff Pick

Taking place mere moments after the events of Hyperion, this novel is framed from the perspective of a cyborg of the poet John Keats whose origin and purpose remains obscure—even to himself. Keats reflects on the acedia of a civilization, dependent on omniscient AI, spoiled with instantaneous interplanetary travel, as it spirals out into a calculated interplanetary war. Wrapping up the narratives of the travelers from the first novel as they confront the Shrike monster, Fall of Hyperion raises large and ambitious questions.

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ISBN: 9780553288209
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Published: Spectra - November 1st, 1995