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All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom

ZZ Packer · Nothing But The Truth Publishing
Pages: 366
Format: Paperback

All the Women in My Family Sing is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to escaping the killing...
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City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles

Jerald E Podair · Princeton University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

On the sixtieth anniversary of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles, the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform the city.When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark next...
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Tyrant

STEPHEN GREENBLATT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny....
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The Origin of Others

Toni Morrison · Harvard University Press
Pages: 114
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct...
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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

JON MEACHAM · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows...
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Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

Anshel Pfeffer · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A deeply reported biography of the controversial Israeli Prime Minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel today without first understanding the man who leads itFor many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin Netanyahu is anathema, an embarrassment, even a precursor to Donald Trump. But he continues...
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City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence,...
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The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco

Cary Cordova · University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In The Heart of the Mission, Cary Cordova combines urban, political, and art history to examine how the Mission District, a longtime bohemian enclave in San Francisco, has served as an important place for an influential and largely ignored Latino arts movement from the 1960s to the present....
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La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

David E Hayes-Bautista · University of California Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait...
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Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

With the railroad's arrival in the late nineteenth century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region into a booming international hub of economic and human activity. Following the stream of Mexican, Chinese, and African American migration,...
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