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The Barefoot Woman

Scholastique Mukasonga · Archipelago
Pages: 152
Format: Paperback

A moving, unforgettable tribute to a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide, by the daughter who refuses to let her family's story be forgotten.The story of the author's mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from...
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Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America

Dorothy Butler Gilliam · Center Street
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S.Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written...
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Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans for Peace

Michael A. Messner · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

Over the last few decades, as the United States has become embroiled in foreign war after foreign war, some of the most vocal activists for peace have been veterans. These veterans for peace come from all different races, classes, regions, and generations. What common motivations unite...
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Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: The Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother

Stanley A. Goldman · Potomac Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Seven years after the death of his mother, Malka, Stanley A. Goldman traveled to Israel to visit her best friend during the Holocaust. The best friend's daughter showed Goldman a pamphlet she had acquired from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented activities of one man's...
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Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements

Bill Sullivan · Univ Of Minnesota Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A tour diary of life on the road with one of Minnesota's greatest bands - with nearly 100 never-before-seen photographs "Don't bore us, get to the chorus" is Bill Sullivan's motto, which will come as no surprise to anyone who opens Lemon Jail. A raucous tour diary...
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To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir

Viv Albertine · Faber & Faber Social
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Brave and engaging."--Kirkus Reviews The remarkable follow-up to her sensational, bestselling memoir At the launch party for her memoir Clothes Music Boys in 2014, Viv Albertine received the news her mother was dying. She left the party immediately and spent a few final hours...
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Frontier Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia

Mary Ellen Snodgrass · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

While often less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts for centuries. Works by women of the frontier represent treasured accomplishments of American culture and still impress us today, centuries after their creation. The breadth of creative...
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Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood

Karina Longworth · Custom House
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood's glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul's obsessions with sex, power...
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Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography

ANDREA WARNER · Greystone Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"Buffy Sainte-Marie is an icon and inspiration. This book is necessary - an authorized insight into the making of a legend." - Terese Marie Mailhot, author of Heart Berries A powerful, intimate look at the life of a beloved folk icon and activist. Folk hero. Songwriter icon....
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The First Soldier: Hitler as Military Leader

Stephen Fritz · Yale University Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A leading expert reexamines history to offer a stunningly original portrait of Hitler as a competent military commander and strategist After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership...
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