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Art Deco Sculpture

Alastair Duncan · Thames and Hudson
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking encyclopedic study of Art Deco sculpture from the 1920s and 1930s by the author of Art Deco CompleteThis book showcases and puts into historical context a host of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the decorative vernacular defined loosely today as "Art...
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The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age

PATRICK PARR · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Martin Luther King Jr. was a cautious 19-year-old rookie preacher when he left Atlanta, Georgia, to attend seminary up north. At Crozer Theological Seminary, King, or "ML" back then, immediately found himself surrounded by a white staff and white professors. Even his dorm room...
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MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II

PETER EISNER · Viking
Pages: 348
Format: Hardcover

"MacArthur's Spies reads like Casablanca set in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war - and the best part is that it's all true!" - Tom Maier, author of Masters of SexA thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic...
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Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds

Dale Dougherty · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 250
Format: Print book

Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it's made, where it's made, and who makes it. Free to Make is a call to join...
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The History Book

Dk Publishing. · DK Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The History Book is a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one, from the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today. One hundred crystal-clear articles explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, the American...
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Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding Album

HALIMA SADAT · Sterling
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A lavish commemoration of the fairy-tale wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, featuring complete, up-to-the-minute photos from this once-in-a-lifetime event!Features complete up-to-the-last-minute photos from the wedding itself! Experience the heartwarming tale of how the dashing...
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Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Andrew Morton · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance."...
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Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place - Pittsburgh, PA - from the 1920s through the 1950s.Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class...
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Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Imani Perry · Beacon Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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Squadron: Ending the African Slave Trade

John Broich · The Overlook Press
Pages: 315
Format: Hardcover

The true account of the British Royal Navy's crusade to put an end to the African slave trade once and for allDespite the British being early abolitionists, a significant slave trade remained down the east coast of Africa through the mid-1800s, even after the Civil War ended it in the United...
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Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth

Holger Hoock · Crown
Pages: 559
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's foundingThe American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best...
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This Day in Presidential History

PAUL BRANDUS · Bernan Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

For reference librarians, journalists, social media managers, history buffs, and more, a treasure trove of information about the US presidency for each day of the year from the popular, award-winning White House journalist Paul Brandus. The Atlantic calls Brandus "one of the top Washington...
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The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

Thomas Fleming · Da Capo Press
Format: eBook

History tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie, when there were, in fact, many conflicts between the Founding Fathers—none more important than the one between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Their disagreement centered on the highest, most original...
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