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The White Devil's Daughters: The Fight Against Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown

Julia Flynn Siler · Knopf
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory history of the trafficking of young Asian girls that flourished in San Francisco during the first century of Chinese immigration (1848-1943) and the "safe house" on the edge of Chinatown that became a refuge for those seeking their freedomFrom 1874, a house on the edge...
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The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern

Robert Morrison · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A surprising history of the era that brought our modern world decisively into view.Though the Victorians are often credited with ushering in our modern era, the seeds were planted in the years before. The Regency (1811- 1820) began when the profligate Prince of Wales replaced his insane...
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The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865

Mark Peterson · Princeton University Press
Pages: 760
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history of early America that shows how Boston built and sustained an independent city-state in New England before being folded into the United StatesIn the vaunted annals of America's founding, Boston has long been held up as an exemplary "city upon a hill"...
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Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War

Thurston Clarke · Doubleday
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking revisionist history of the last days of the Vietnam War that reveals the acts of American heroism that saved more than one hundred thousand South Vietnamese from communist revengeIn 1973 U.S. participation in the Vietnam War ended in a cease-fire and a withdrawal that included...
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Gordon H. Chang · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek...
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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

Rick Atkinson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply...
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Mantegna and Bellini

Caroline Campbell · National Gallery London
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An innovative study of the relationship between Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini, two masters of the Italian Renaissance Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506) and Giovanni Bellini (active c. 1459; died 1516) each produced groundbreaking paintings, marked by pictorial and technical...
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René Magritte: Life Line

Rene Magritte · Skira
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Based on Magritte's own vision of his artistic lineage, Life Line traces the "disturbing poetic effect" of his paintingsIn 1938, René Magritte delivered a lecture entitled "La Ligne de vie" ("The Life Line") in Antwerp -- one of the rare occasions in which...
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Bruegel: The Master

Elke Oberthaler · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This stunning compilation of the work Pieter Bruegel, the 16th century's most famous Netherlandish artist, is being published in anticipation of the 450-year anniversary of the artist's death. Nearly 450 years after his death, Pieter Bruegel the Elder is widely regarded as the 16th...
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Fade In

Julie Boukobza · SWISS INSTITUTE/BALKAN PROJECTS/KARMA, NEW YORK
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Where does the fake art in movies and on TV come from? Stemming from this question, Fade In explores the intersection of art and on-screen entertainment through works by such artists as Darja Bajagic, GALA Committee, Amie Siegel, William Leavitt, Christian Marclay, Raša Todosijevic and Cindy...
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