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Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country

Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Spanning politics and art, music and baseball, Cuba on the Verge is a timely look at a society's profound transformation - from inside and outChange looms in Cuba. Just ninety miles from United States shores yet inaccessible to most Americans until recently, Cuba fascinates as much as it confounds....
The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

David B Woolner · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life and presidency, shedding new light on how he made his momentous final policy decisionsThe first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American...
American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism

Harry S Stout · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The story of an ambitious family at the forefront of the great middle-class land grab that shaped early American capitalismAmerican Aristocrats is a multigenerational biography of the Andersons of Kentucky, a family of strivers who passionately believed in the promise of America. Beginning...
Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

STEVEN STOLL · Hill and Wang
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

How the United States underdeveloped AppalachiaAppalachia -- among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America -- has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original...
Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

NOT AVAILABLE. · Flatiron Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what...
I Am Not a Tractor!: How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won

Susan Lynn Marquis · ILR Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

I Am Not a Tractor! celebrates the courage, vision, and creativity of the farmworkers and community leaders who have transformed one of the worst agricultural situations in the United States into one of the best. Susan L. Marquis highlights past abuses workers suffered in Florida's...
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Jenna Bush Hager · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

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Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar

Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas · Potomac Books
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Today, diverse women of all hues represent this country overseas. Some have called this development the "Hillary Effect." But well before our most recent female secretary of state there was Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve in that capacity, and later Condoleezza Rice....
London's Triumph: Merchants, Adventurers, and Money in Shakespeare's City

Stephen Alford · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic story of the dazzling growth of London in the sixteenth century.For most, England in the sixteenth century was the era of the Tudors, from Henry VII and VIII to Elizabeth I. But as their dramas played out at court, England was being transformed economically by the astonishing...
Prairie Fires: The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder

CAROLINE FRASER · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie book seriesMillions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls -- the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great...