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Jazz and Art

Sharon Jordan · Earbooks
Pages: 220
Format: Hardcover

Jazz is America's most original art form. Originating in New Orleans, it quickly captivated audiences throughout America and Europe. Provocative young painters found inspiration in the popular music. By relishing the expressions of the outsider and probing deep within the soul of the individual,...
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The Unstoppable Irish: Songs and Integration of the New York Irish, 1783–1883

Dan Milner · University of Notre Dame Press
Pages: 324
Format: Hardcover

The Unstoppable Irish follows the changing fortunes of New York's Irish Catholics, commencing with the evacuation of British military forces in late 1783 and concluding one hundred years later with the completion of the initial term of the city's first Catholic mayor. During that...
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GPS

Paul E. Ceruzzi · The MIT Press
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

A concise history of GPS, from its military origins to its commercial applications and ubiquity in everyday life.GPS is ubiquitous in everyday life. GPS mapping is standard equipment in many new cars and geolocation services are embedded in smart phones. GPS makes Uber and Lyft possible;...
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Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh

Anna Beer · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Sir Walter Ralegh's life is romantic, irresistible and of central importance to Great Britain's island story. His death is a convoluted and contested tale of bargaining, failure and betrayal. Through the Elizabethan golden age and Ralegh's famous adventures to the final act, Anna Beer presents...
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Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe

S. James Gates · PublicAffairs
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding of the universe.In 1911, a relatively unknown physicist named Albert...
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Iran: A Modern History

Abbas Amanat · Yale University Press
Pages: 1000
Format: Hardcover

A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents...
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Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

Simon Adams · DK
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery - from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions.

Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade,...

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White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination

Jess Row · Graywolf Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

A bold, incisive look at race and reparative writing in American fiction, by the author of Your Face in MineWhite Flights is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. At the heart of the book, Jess Row ties "white...
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The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

JANINE DI GIOVANNI · Liveright
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

A New York Post Best Book of 2016 Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose "Destined to become a classic." -- Lisa Shea, ElleA masterpiece of war reportage, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most...
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The Little Book of Feminist Saints

JULIA PIERPONT · Random House
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world. A Stylist Must-read Book of 2018 In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising...
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The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

Heath Hardage Lee · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known story -- a profile of courage that spotlights 1960s-era military...

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Gandhi's Search for the Perfect Diet: Eating with the World in Mind

Nico Slate · University of Washington Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

Mahatma Gandhi redefined nutrition as a holistic approach to building a more just world. What he chose to eat was intimately tied to his beliefs. His key values of nonviolence, religious tolerance, and rural sustainability developed in coordination with his dietary experiments. His repudiation...
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Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War

Samantha Seiple · Seal Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening look at Little Women author Louisa May Alcott's time as a Civil War nurse, and the far-reaching implications her service had on her writing and her activism

Louisa on the Frontlines is the first narrative nonfiction book focusing on the least-known aspect...
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On War and Writing

Samuel Lynn Hynes · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

"In our imaginations, war is the name we give to the extremes of violence in our lives, the dark dividing opposite of the connecting myth, which we call love. War enacts the great antagonisms of history, the agonies of nations; but it also offers metaphors for those other antagonisms,...
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The Italian Executioners: The Genocide of the Jews of Italy

Simon Levis Sullam · Princeton University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A gripping revisionist history that shows how ordinary Italians played a central role in the genocide of Italian Jews during the Second World WarIn this gripping revisionist history of Italy's role in the Holocaust, Simon Levis Sullam presents an unforgettable account of how ordinary...
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