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An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

Gary B Nash · Oxford University Press
Pages: 1010
Format: Hardcover

By the time of his death in 1988, Romare Bearden was most widely celebrated for his large-scale public murals and collages, which were reproduced in such places as Time and Esquire to symbolize and evoke the black experience in America. As Mary Schmidt Campbell shows us in this definitive,...
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The Annotated Mona Lisa, Third Edition: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to the Present

CAROL STRICKLAND · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

An illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to contemporary world art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media in an easy-to-understand format. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated from the second edition published in 2007,...
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017The New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceUSA Today, "New and Noteworthy""This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture." -- New York...
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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin

Jeffrey Lee · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"[Jeffrey Lee] brings a blockbuster sensibility to this slice of the 12th century Levant." -- Dan Jones, Sunday Times (UK) In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades....
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon...
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Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon

Catherine Hewitt · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Catherine Hewitt's richly told biography of Suzanne Valadon, the illegitimate daughter of a provincial linen maid who became famous as a model for the Impressionists and later as a painter in her own right.In the 1880s, Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists' most beautiful...
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Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II

Bill Sloan · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The battle of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summer of 1944, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. If Japan lost possession of the island, all hope for victory would be lost. For the Americans, the island was the only obstacle between them and the Japanese mainland....
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NO TURNING BACK : life, loss, and hope in wartime syria

RANIA ABOUZEID · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400

Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. As protests ignited in Daraa, some citizens were brimming with a sense of possibility. A privileged young man named Suleiman posted videos...
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The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy

Simon Levis Sullam · Princeton University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A gripping revisionist history that shows how ordinary Italians played a central role in the genocide of Italian Jews during the Second World WarIn this gripping revisionist history of Italy's role in the Holocaust, Simon Levis Sullam presents an unforgettable account of how ordinary...
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The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII

Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account.On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane...
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The Island that Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and its Rival Puritan Colony

TOM FEILING · Melville House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The lost history of the Mayflower's sister ship and the doomed rival Puritan Colony it hoped to establish in the Caribbean.The Island that Disappeared tells, for the first time, the story of the passengers aboard the Mayflower's sister ship (the Seaflower) who in 1630 founded...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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The Eternal City: A History of Rome

Ferdinand Addis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 648
Format: Hardcover

The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian. Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the "Caput mundi" come to play such a critical role in the development of Western civilization? Ferdinand Addis addresses...
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Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago

Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to scrape together a living on her primitive family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced...
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The Bowery: The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street

Stephen Paul DeVillo · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: eBook

From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB's, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it. It was the street your mother warned you about - even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery...
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