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Odetta
Odetta

Ian Zack

The first in-depth biography of the legendary singer and "Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," who combatted racism and prejudice through her music.Odetta channeled her anger and despair into some of the most powerful folk music the world has ever heard. Through her lyrics and iconic persona,...
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Calder
Calder

Jed Perl

The concluding volume to the first biography of one of the most important, influential, and beloved twentieth-century sculptors, and one of the greatest artists in the cultural history of America—is a vividly written, illuminating account of his triumphant later years.The second and final...
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Hell and Other Destinations
Hell and Other Destinations

Madeleine Albright

Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants—reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring...
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We Are Power
We Are Power

Todd Hasak-Lowy

A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change Movement We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance...
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The Toddler in Chief
The Toddler in Chief

Daniel W. Drezner

"It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. . . . And we are trying to do what's right even when Donald Trump won't."—An anonymous senior administrative official in an op-ed published in a New York Times op-ed, September 5, 2018...
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The Kidnap Years
The Kidnap Years

Stout, David

The astonishing true history of the kidnapping open-season that terrorized America

The Great Depression was a time of desperation in America—parents struggled to feed their children and unemployment was at a record high. Adding to the lawlessness of the decade,...

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The Next President
The Next President

Kate Messner

An inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents.Who will be the NEXT president? Could it be you? When George Washington became the first president of the United States, there were nine future presidents already alive in America, doing things...
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Russians Among Us
Russians Among Us

Corera, Gordon

With intrigue that rivals the best le Carré novels, Russians Among Us tells the explosive story of Russia’s espionage efforts against the United States and the Westfrom the end of the Cold War to the present and the significant threat of hacking...

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Torpedoed
Torpedoed

Deborah Heiligman

From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British...
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The Liberation of Paris
The Liberation of Paris

Jean Edward Smith

Prize-winning and bestselling historian Jean Edward Smith tells the "rousing" (Jay Winik, author of 1944) story of the liberation of Paris during World War II—a triumph achieved only through the remarkable efforts of Americans, French, and Germans, racing to save the city from destruction.Following...
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The Five
The Five

Hallie Rubenhold

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London-the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge,...
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