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Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

Gregory, Dick · Amistad
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

NAACP 2017 Image Award WinnerWith his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.A friend of luminaries including...
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Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History

Perrottet, Tony · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them.Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956-1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century's most charismatic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara;...
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What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Shapiro, Laura · Viking
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2017One of NPR Fresh Air's "Books to Close Out a Chaotic 2017"NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2017's Great Reads"How lucky for us readers that Shapiro has been listening so perceptively for decades to the language of food."...
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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

Rick Atkinson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply...
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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Toni Morrison · Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style,...
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Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change

Comstock, Beth · Currency
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From one of today's foremost innovation leaders, an inspiring and practical guide to mastering change in the face of uncertainty. The world will never be slower than it is right now, says Beth Comstock, the former Vice Chair and head of marketing and innovation at GE. But confronting...
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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Kruse, Kevin M. · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama's presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s,...
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Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943

McManus, John C. · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War, from the acclaimed author of The Dead and Those About to Die"This eloquent and powerful narrative is military history written the way it should be." - James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian "Out...
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The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II

Kershaw, Alex · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with an utterly immersive, adrenaline-driven account of D-Day combat. Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous...
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The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

Janny Scott · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A parable for the new age of inequality: part family history, part detective story, part history of a vanishing class, and a vividly compelling exploration of the degree to which an inheritance - financial, cultural, genetic - conspired in one person's self-destruction.Land, houses,...
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