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Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

Wes Moore · One World
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an "illegal knife" in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated "roughly" as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma from...
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The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland

Walter Thompson-Hernandez · William Morrow
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A rising New York Times reporter tells the compelling story of The Compton Cowboys, a group of African-American men and women who defy stereotypes and continue the proud, centuries-old tradition of black cowboys in the heart of one of America's most notorious cities. A rising New York...
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The Book of Rosy: A Mother's Story of Separation at the Border

Rosayra Pablo Cruz · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

When Rosayra "Rosy" Pablo Cruz made the agonizing decision to seek asylum in the United States with two of her children, she knew the journey would be arduous, dangerous, and quite possibly deadly. But she had no choice: violence - from gangs, from crime, from spiraling chaos...
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Gods of War: History's Greatest Military Rivals

James Lacey · Bantam
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Any meeting of genius may create sparks, but when military geniuses meet, their confrontations play out upon a vast panorama of states or civilizations at war, wielding the full destructive power of a mighty nation's armies. Gods of War is the first single-volume, in-depth examination...
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Buzz Saw: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series

Jesse Dougherty · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

By May 2019, the Washington Nationals - owners of baseball's oldest roster - had one of the worst records in the majors and just a 1.5 percent chance of winning the World Series. Yet by blending an old-school brand of baseball with modern analytics, they managed to sneak into the playoffs...
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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

Madeleine Albright · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

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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For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World

Emily M. D. Scott · Convergent Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

As founding pastor of St. Lydia's in Brooklyn, New York, where worship takes place over a meal, Emily M. D. Scott spent eight years ministering to a scrappy collective of people with different backgrounds, incomes, and levels of social skills. Each week they broke bread, sang hymns,...
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Grand: A Grandparent's Wisdom for a Happy Life

Charles Johnson · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award winner and MacArthur Genius Fellow Charles Johnson reflects on the joys of being a grandparent in this warm, inspiring collection of wisdom and life lessons - the ideal gift for any new parent or grandparentAn award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter,...
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This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman

Ilhan Omar · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer Ilhan Omar - the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women, elected to Congress.Ilhan Omar was only eight years old when war broke out in Somalia. The youngest of seven children, her mother...
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The Golden Thirteen: How Black Men Won the Right to Wear Navy Gold

Dan Goldberg · Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Through oral histories and original interviews with surviving family members, Dan Goldberg brings 13 forgotten heroes away from the margins of history and into the spotlight. He reveals the opposition these men faced: the racist pseudo-science, the regular condescension, the repeated epithets,...
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