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My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir

Jessica B Harris · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era - the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia.In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies,...
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Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

Victor Sebestyen · Pantheon
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating biography of the man who helped launch the Russian Revolution, which uses the personal - including Lenin's key relationships with the women in his life - to shed light on the political.Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial...
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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Deanne Stillman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West - Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull - told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s.It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody - known across the land as Buffalo...
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Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend

Meryl Gordon · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.
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American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

Monica Hesse · Liveright
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Recommended Summer reading by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, and Elle. A breathtaking feat of reportage, American Fire combines procedural with love story, redefining American tragedy for our time.The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn't stop for months. Night...
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And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Stories From the Byways of American Women and Religion

Adrian Shirk · Counterpoint
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

". . . the perfect hybrid of memoir and history. . . Adrian Shirk is one of the great millennial thinkers. Read this book and be exhilarated." -- Ariel Gore, author of We Were Witches And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy is a powerful, personal exploration of American women and their...
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The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

Peter Manseau · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A story of faith and fraud in post-Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer,"...
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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris

Thomas Sancton · Dutton
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Was the world's wealthiest woman - Liliane Bettencourt - heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oréal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause célèbre that...
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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

BILL O'REILLY · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The Revolutionary War as never told before.The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George...
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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

David Baron · Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon's shadow descended...
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