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Lincoln's Mentors: The Education of a Leader

Michael J. Gerhardt · Custom House
Format: Hardcover

A novel and brilliant look at how Abraham Lincoln mastered the art of leadership: acclaimed historian Michael J. Gerhardt, who appeared during the impeachment proceedings of President Trump, reveals how a group of five men mentored an obscure lawyer with no executive experience to become...
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The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

"Absolutely fascinating and brilliantly written, The Daughters of Kobani is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand both the nobility and the brutality of war. This is one of the most compelling stories in modern warfare."--Admiral William H. McRaven, author of Make Your...
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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Ibram X. Kendi
Format: Hardcover

The story begins in 1619 - a year before the Mayflower - when the White Lion disgorges "some 20-and-odd Negroes" onto the shores of Virginia, inaugurating the African presence in what would become the United States. It takes us to the present, when African Americans, descendants...
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The Young Crusaders: The Untold Story of the Children and Teenagers Who Galvanized the Civil Rights Movement

V.P. Franklin
Format: Hardcover

Some of the most iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement are those of young people engaged in social activism, such as children and teenagers in 1963 being attacked by police in Birmingham with dogs and water hoses. But their contributions have not been well documented or prioritized....
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Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election

Paul Kendrick
Format: Hardcover

Less than three weeks before the 1960 presidential election, thirty-one-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested at a sit-in at Rich's Department Store in Atlanta. That day would lead to the first night King had ever spent in jail -- and the time that King's family most feared...
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The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage

Jonathan Cohn
Format: Hardcover

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) , better known as "Obamacare," was the most sweeping and consequential piece of legislation to become law in modern American history. It has touched nearly every American in one way or another, for better or worse, and it continues to cost people...
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The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication

Alexander Larman
Format: Hardcover

On December 10, 1936, King Edward VIII brought a great international drama to a close when he abdicated, renouncing the throne of the United Kingdom for himself and his heirs. The reason he gave when addressing his subjects was that he could not fulfill his duties without the woman he loved...
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Women's Liberation!: Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution & Still Can

Alix Kates Shulman
Format: Hardcover

When Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique in 1963, it exploded into women's consciousnesses like an atom bomb. Soon the women's rights movement, which had largely been focused on labor concerns since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, found new expression...
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Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods

Amelia Pang
Format: Hardcover

In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been $5 at Kmart, too good a deal to pass up. But when she opened the box, something fell out that she wasn't expecting: an SOS letter, handwritten in broken English...
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Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty

Joanne Samuel Goldblum · BenBella Books
Format: Hardcover

Water. Food. Housing. The most basic and crucial needs for survival, yet 40 percent of people in the United States don't have the resources to get them. With key policy changes, we could eradicate poverty in this country within our lifetime - but we need to get started now. Nearly 40 million...
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