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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: The Illustrated Edition

Frederick Douglass · Zenith Press, 2016.
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

The illustrated version of America's most famous autobiography.Famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass wrote the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, an 1845 memoir and treatise on the abolition of slavery. In describing the facts of his life in clear and concise prose, he fueled...
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe

DEBORAH CADBURY · PublicAffairs
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother.By the 1890s, Queen Victoria had over thirty grandchildren, and to maintain and increase British royal power she was determined to maneuver them into...
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Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy

Elaine Tyler May · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian untangles the roots of America's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our democracyFor the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in gated...
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Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

IAN BLACK · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From a long-time Guardian correspondent and editor, an expansive, authoritative, and balanced account of over a century of violent confrontation, war, and occupation in Palestine and Israel, published on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and 50th anniversary of the Six-Day...
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Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World

ZAK DYCHTWALD · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The author, in his twenties, who is fluent in Chinese, examines the future of China through the lens of the Jiu Ling Hou -- the generation born after 1990.A close up look at the Chinese generation born after 1990 exploring through personal encounters how young Chinese feel about everything...
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In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement

John Hylan Heminway · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of fifty years. A member of the renowned...
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Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

BEATE KLARSFELD · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In this dual autobiography, the Klarsfelds tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justiceThey were born on opposite sides of the Second World War: Beate grew up in the ruins of a defeated Weimar Germany, while Serge, a Jewish boy in France, was hiding in a cupboard...
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1917: War, Peace, and Revolution

D Stevenson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 430
Format: Hardcover

1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. In 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution, leading historian of World War I David Stevenson examines this crucial year in context and illuminates the century that followed. He shows...
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Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

CATHERINE KERRISON · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.
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The Townshend Moment: The Making of Empire and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century

Patrick Griffin · Yale University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

The captivating story of two British brothers whose attempts to reform an empire helped to incite rebellion and revolution in America and insurgency and reform in Ireland Patrick Griffin chronicles the attempts of brothers Charles and George Townshend to control the forces of history in the heady...
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