All Other Nights (W.W. Norton, $14.95), by Dara Horn, sweeps the reader into a dramatic  world of intrigue, sacrifice, and devotion—a world of Jewish spies during the Civil War. The story begins with Jacob Rappaport, the son of a New York businessman, who runs away to join the army.  He is ordered to infiltrate the enemy in order to stop a murderous plot against the President.  Jacob’s success leads to another, even more dangerous mission. He encounters triumph and peril while meeting a richly drawn cast of characters from both North and South: female spies, flamboyant actors, cunning military chiefs, and Judah Benjamin, the first Jewish Senator and Secretary of the Confederacy.  This novel is the perfect blend of suspense, history, and romance.

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ISBN: 9780393338324
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 8th, 2010

In The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (Crown, $26), Rebecca Skloot skillfully weaves the story of a poor black tobacco farmer treated for cervical cancer in the 1950s with the persistent controversy of tissue ownership and the sale of biomedical products. The effect of Henrietta’s “immortality” on her Baltimore family, especially her daughter Deborah, will resonate with readers. Skloot carefully balances Henrietta’s story with the history of biomedical research connecting the unauthorized use of Henrietta’s cells to contemporary biomedical conundrums. Without her or her family’s knowledge, Henrietta’s cell line, called HeLa, were disseminated widely in the scientific community and employed for countless experiments. This is at once a moving personal story, an astounding piece of journalism, and an absorbing yet lucid look into the world of scientific research.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781400052172
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Published: Crown - February 2nd, 2010

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

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