Great Gifts for History Lovers 2017

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<i>[ Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology]</i> by Deirdre Cooper Owens, (University of Georgia Press, 2017)
Owens explores the development of American Gynecology. To put it mildly, the history of American Gynecology has an extraordinary dark side. The pioneers of gynecology performed experimental surgeries and procedures on poor African American and Irish women without there consent. Owens has written a thoughtful and insightful history that reexamines these figures and their actions.
<i>[ Killers of the Flower Moon:The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI]</i> by David Grann (Doubleday, 2017)
Grann book shows how a series of mysterious series murders in the Osage community in Oklahoma made it possible for an ambitious J. Edgar Hoover to increase the prestige, influence and power of the FBI while it was still in its infancy. Grann's book examines the two dozen brutal murders and how the community's newfound wealth lead to these homicides. This is non-fiction that reads like a detective novel.
<i>[ Alexander Hamilton]</i> by Ron Chernow (Penguin Books, 2005)