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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

Hanif Abdurraqib
Format: Hardcover

From breakout writer and peerless new voice Hanif Abdurraqib, the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, comes a personal and introspective examination of black performance in America, in which race, history, culture, and entertainment...
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Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation

Jon Meacham - Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of America and the music that inspired people and illuminated eras, from the Revolutionary War to the present, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and Grammy winner Tim McGraw.

From "The Star Spangled Banner" to "Born in the U.S.A.," Jon Meacham...
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The Heartland: An American History

Kristin L. Hoganson - Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.

When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C....
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Dissent: The History of an American Idea

Ralph Young - NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

Dissent The History of an American Idea examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan...
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I Will Run Wild: The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver - Osprey Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In many popular histories of the Pacific War, the period from the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to the US victory at Midway is often passed over because it is seen as a period of darkness. Indeed, it is easy to see the period as one of unmitigated disaster for the Allies, with the fall...
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America's Original Sin: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth, and the Lincoln Assassination

John Rhodehamel - ?Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: Hardcover??480
Format: Hardcover?

On April 14, 1865, after nearly a year of conspiring, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln as the president watched a production of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre. Lincoln died the next morning. Twelve days later, Booth himself was fatally shot by a Union soldier after an extensive...
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First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance

Annie Jacobsen - Dutton
Format: Hardcover

This is a story that starts off close and goes very big. The initial part of the story might sound familiar at first: It is about a platoon of mostly nineteen-year-old boys sent to Afghanistan, and an experience that ends abruptly in catastrophe. Their part of the story folds into the next:...
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American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor - W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 681
Format: Print book

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America's founding period.

The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic,...

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And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Stories From the Byways of American Women and Religion

Adrian Shirk - Counterpoint
Pages: 182
Format: Hardcover

An NPR Best Book of 2017

"The book doubles as a catalogue of America's 'divergent prophetesses' such as Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, the astrologer Linda Goodman, and the silver-tongued evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who faked her own kidnapping to spend...
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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly - William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestseller


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