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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon."We choose...
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Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China

Karoline Kan · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they...
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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays

Damon Young · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in AmericaFor Damon Young, existing while Black...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World WarIn 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American...
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Women's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home

Megan K. Stack · Doubleday
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A National Book Award finalist's unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothersWhen Megan Stack left her prestigious job as a foreign correspondent to have a baby and work from her home in Beijing writing a book,...
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Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Yuval Taylor · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Hurston and Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance and American literature, were best friends -- until they weren't.Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and Langston Hughes ("The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Let America Be America Again") were...
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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir

Ruth Reichl · Random House
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during...
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Revolutionary: George Washington at War

Robert L. O'Connell · Random House
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From an acclaimed military historian, a bold reappraisal of young George Washington, an ambitious if reckless soldier destined to become the legendary general who took on the British and, through his leadership, came to define the American character How did George Washington become an American...
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Pocahontas and the English Boys: Caught between Cultures in Early Virginia

Karen Ordahl Kupperman · NYU Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The captivating story of four young people - English and Powhatan - who lived their lives between cultures In Pocahontas and the English Boys, the esteemed historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman shifts the lens on the well-known narrative of Virginia's founding to reveal the previously...
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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

Kwame Onwuachi · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, from the Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 honoreeBy the time he was twenty-seven, Kwame Onwuachi had competed on Top Chef, cooked at the White House, and opened and closed one of the most talked about...
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