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We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy

Kliph Nesteroff
Format: Hardcover

It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill's stand-up routine: "My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem." In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy's...
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The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him

Piers Dudgeon - Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Print book

The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships...
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The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live

Danielle Dreilinger - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The surprising, often fiercely feminist, always fascinating, yet barely known, history of home economics.The term "home economics" may conjure traumatic memories of lopsided hand-sewn pillows or sunken muffins. But common conception obscures the story of the revolutionary science...
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Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All

David Roediger - Verso
Format: Hardcover

How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roedigers radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT - Simon & Schuster
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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Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the 80s Films That Defined Us

Michael Koresky - Hanover Square Press; Original edition
Format: Hardcover

A poignant memoir of family, grief and resilience about a young man, his dynamic mother and the 80s movies they shared togetherMichael Koresky's most formative memories were simple ones. A movie rental. A bowl of popcorn. And a few shared hours with his mother. Through the films they...
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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
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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Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

Yvonne Wakim Dennis - Visible Ink Press
Format: Print book

From ancient rock drawings to today's urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current...
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The Last Leonardo: The Secret Life of the World's Most Expensive Painting

Ben Lewis - Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

An epic quest exposes hidden truths about Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, the recently discovered masterpiece that sold for $450 million - and might not be the real thing.For two centuries, art dealers and historians searched in vain for the Holy Grail of art history: a portrait...
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