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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Eleanor Nairne · TASCHEN
Pages: 500
Format: Hardcover

The legend of Jean-Michel Basquiat is as strong as ever. Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World WarIn 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American...
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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century

Alexandra Popoff · Yale University Press
Pages: 424
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Soviet Jewish dissident writer Vasily Grossman If Vasily Grossman's 1961 masterpiece, Life and Fate, had been published during his lifetime, it would have reached the world together with Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago and before Solzhenitsyn's Gulag....
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands

DK Travel · DK Eyewitness Travel
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring these beautiful islands.Explore Corfu's atmospheric Old Town, admire Santorini's brilliant white-and-blue-washed houses, explore archaeological...
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The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel―A Retelling for Our Times

James Hawes · The Experiment
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

An internationally bestselling, fresh, and entertaining take on the 2,000-year history of Germany - a country at the heart of the West's survival As the West grapples with the rise of populism, some cite Germany as one of the last global powers capable of restoring Europe's fading...
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American Founders: How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World

Christina Proenza-Coles · NewSouth Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

American Founders reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the hemisphere from the sixteenth thorough...
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Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

Annie Boochever · University of Alaska Press
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

"No Natives or Dogs Allowed," blared the storefront sign at Elizabeth Peratrovich, then a young Alaska Native Tlingit. The sting of those words would stay with her all her life. Years later, after becoming a seasoned fighter for equality, she would deliver her own powerful message:...
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When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom

Christopher Klein · Doubleday
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The outlandish, untold story of the Irish American revolutionaries who tried to free Ireland by invading CanadaJust over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. But these former foes had no intention of reigniting...
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Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan: With an Extensive Introduction and Notes by Alexander Bennett

Inazo Nitobe · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan is the most influential book ever written on the Japanese "Way of the Warrior." A classic study of Japanese culture, the book outlines the moral code of the Samurai way of living and the virtues every Samurai warrior holds dear. It is widely...
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When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History

Hugh Ryan · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. "A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred"A monumental achievement." -- Ira Sachs, filmmakerHugh Ryan's...
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