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The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Karl Jacoby · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park,...
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Harvard University Press
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War -- a conflict that...
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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

Sujatha Gidla · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Ants Among Elephants is an arresting, affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir. It is quite possibly the most striking work of non-fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer." -- The EconomistA...
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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold....
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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Nancy MacLean · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, change the Constitution, and curb democratic majority ruleBehind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government...
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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

Not since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down has Mark Bowden written a book about a battle. His most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. By January 1968, despite an influx of half...
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Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War

Lynne Olson · Random House
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Hardcover

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval N Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past...
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