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Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870–1967

Joan Marie Johnson · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Joan Marie Johnson examines an understudied dimension of women's history in the United States: how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included...
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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

Thomas Morris · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

This wryly humorous collection of stories about bizarre medical treatments and cases offers a unique portrait of a bygone era in all its grisly weirdness.

A puzzling series of dental explosions beginning in the nineteenth century is just one of many strange tales that have long...
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In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine

Rachel Lance · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

How a determined scientist cracked the case of the first successful - and disastrous - submarine attack

On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter...
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Enemies of the State: The Radical Right in America from FDR to Trump

DARREN J MULLOY · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The rise of the alt-right alongside Donald Trump's candidacy may be seem unprecedented events in the history of the United States, but D. J. Mulloy shows us that the radical right has been a long and active part of American politics during the twentieth century. From the German-American...
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A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History

Jay Sexton · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A concise new history of the United States revealing that crises--not unlike those of the present day--have determined our nation's course from the start
In A Nation Forged by Crisis, historian Jay Sexton contends that our national narrative is not one of halting yet inevitable...
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Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels

Andrei Netto · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

In February 2011, Andrei Netto, a reporter for O Estado de São Paulo , one of Brazil's main newspapers, traveled without permission into a region of Libya controlled by the regime, aiming to cover the first armed revolution of the Arab Spring. One of the first foreigners to reveal...
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · Custom House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.

Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...

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A life beyond the boundaries

Benedict R O'G Anderson · Verso
Pages: 205
Format: Print book

An intellectual memoir by the author of the acclaimed "Imagined Communities" Born in China, Benedict Anderson spent his childhood in California and Ireland, was educated in England and finally found a home at Cornell University, where he immersed himself in the growing field of Southeast...
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