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Political historian and Hamilton scholar, Yale Professor Joanne Freeman's THE FIELD OF BLOOD, which chronicles the previously unknown congressional fistfights, duels, and threats that paved the way to the Civil War, and HUNTING FOR HAMILTON, a concise book filled with little-known stories and anecdotes, which will bring this complex, all-too-human Founder and his times to life by exploring Hamilton's relationships with the key people in his life, to Alex Star at Farrar, Straus, in a major deal, at auction, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Military historian Bruce Gamble's KANGAROO SQUADRON, pitched in the tradition of Band of Brothers, the dramatic true story of the first U.S. Army unit—a squadron of B-17s and scores of dauntless volunteer American flyboys led by Hollywood-handsome Major Dick Carmichael—to cross the Pacific and strike back at the Japanese, to Robert Pigeon at Da Capo, for publication in fall 2018, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Author of PROUST: THE SEARCH, NAPLES DECLARED, SAUL BELLOW: LETTERS and THE https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-100mg/ BOOK OF GETTING EVEN Benjamin Taylor's memoir, set in 1963, beginning the morning of November 22 when the author was in the crowd greeting JFK, to Patrick Nolan and Kathryn Court at Penguin, by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency (NA).

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Authors of MY LADY JANE, NYT bestselling author Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows's MY PLAIN JANE, in which both Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte are saved from their current fates, and MY CALAMITY JANE, in which the legendary Calamity Jane also gets a better ending to her story, again to Erica Sussman at Harper Teen, for publication in 2018 and 2020, by Katherine Fausset at Curtis Brown, Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management and Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (NA).

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University of Chicago Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics Shadi Bartsch's new modern translation of Vergil's AENEID, to Jonathan Galassi at Farrar, Straus, in a pre-empt, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Announcing the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows
BY CELESTE FORD — 04.19.2016

NEW YORK, NY, April 19, 2016––Continuing its longstanding investment in the social sciences and humanities, Carnegie Corporation of New York announced 33 winners of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program today with awards from the philanthropic foundation totaling $6.6 million.

Christopher M. Nichols, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University; “American Isolationism”

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Non-fiction: Humor: The comedian couple that chronicles their fights in public via the @wefoughtabout Twitter, Alan Linic and Claire Linic's OUR PERFECT MARRIAGE, a memory workbook for the first year of marriage, to Blair Thornburgh at Quirk Books, by Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (World).

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Fiction: Pushcart Prize winner and author of Blood and Milk, Sharon Solwitz's ONCE, IN LOURDES, set near Chicago in 1968 against the backdrop of the Democratic Convention and the accelerating Vietnam War, the story of four high school seniors in the weeks that they approach the date they set for a suicide pact, to Cindy Spiegel at Spiegel & Grau, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, by Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (world).

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Non-fiction: Science : Christopher White's THE LAST LOBSTER, a book about the boom and possible bust of Maine's lobster industry caused by the effects of global warming, to Michael Flamini at St. Martin's, by Lauren MacLeod for The Strothman Agency (World).

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Tufts University professor Julie Dobrow's OUTSIDE EMILY'S DOOR: Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham and the Making of America's Greatest Poet, delineating the lives, loves and complicated mother/daughter relationship of the two women most responsible for the original publication and marketing of Emily Dickinson's poetry, to Jill Bialosky at Norton, at auction, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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The Other Way Around author Sashi Kaufman's WIREMAN, which focuses on the complicated and longstanding friendship between two teenage boys, one of whom is hearing-impaired, to Andrew Karre at Carolrhoda Lab, for publication in 2016, by Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Emory University professor Ben Reiss's THOREAU'S BED: How Sleep Became a Problem in the Modern World, combining cultural history, literature, science and psychology to investigate the origins and the future of our present obsession with getting the perfect night's sleep, to Alison MacKeen at Basic, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Challis Professor of American History at University of Sydney Shane White's THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS: Wall Street's First Black Millionaire, the story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, who in the middle of the nineteenth century was a well-known, swashbuckling figure on Wall Street and Cornelius Vanderbilt's arch rival; reportedly the richest colored man in the United States, he possessed a fortune of two million dollars, or in excess of two hundred and fifty million dollars in today's currency, to Elisabeth Dyssegaard at Palgrave, at auction, by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Comedians Tyler Gillespie and Claire Meyer's THE AWKARD PHASE, a collection of triumphant stories by awkward kids all grown up ready to claim their identities rather than disown them, based on the popular Chicago-based live show and the Tumblr of the same name , to Holly Rubino at Skyhorse, by Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (World).

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Editor of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell Thomas Travisano's LOVE UNKNOWN: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop, the story of a woman who lived a singular and adventurous life and who created a magnificent body of poetry, prose and correspondence, to Kathryn Court at Viking, in a good deal, at auction, by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency (World English).

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