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Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History

Sloan De Forest · Running Press Adult
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate 50 of the most empowering and unforgettable female characters ever to grace the screen, as well as the artists who brought them to vibrant life!

From Scarlett O'Hara to Thelma and Louise to Wonder Woman, strong women have not only lit up the screen, they've inspired and fired...
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Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Joe Biden · Flatiron Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country.

In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant...

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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only...

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Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation

Serhii Plokhy · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost...
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Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

Anne Nelson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust.

Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic...
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Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man

Brian Belovitch · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design.In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity. Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three...
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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

JOANNE FREEMAN · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that...

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Southern Reconstruction

Philip Leigh · Westholme Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Reconstruction Era the years immediately following the Civil War when Congress directed the reintegration of the former Confederate states into the Union remains, as Eric Foner suggested, America s unfinished revolution. But Reconstruction is more than a story of racial injustice;...
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis

Gerri Chanel · Icon Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. So began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move...

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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Brad Meltzer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement...

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The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical Environmentalism

Keith Mako Woodhouse · Columbia University Press
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

Disenchanted with the mainstream environmental movement, a new, more radical kind of environmental activist emerged in the 1980s. Radical environmentalists used direct action, from blockades and tree-sits to industrial sabotage, to save a wild nature that they believed to be in a state...
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Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

Lynne Olson · Random House
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island

In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young...
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All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom

ZZ Packer · Nothing But The Truth Publishing
Pages: 366
Format: Paperback

All the Women in My Family Sing is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to escaping...
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1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy

James P P Horn · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand
Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other that would profoundly shape the course...
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The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World

David R Boyd · ECW Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life

Palila v Hawaii. New Zealand's Te Urewera Act. Sierra Club v Disney. These legal phrases hardly sound like the makings of a revolution, but beyond the headlines portending environmental...

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