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Reconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality

Brooks D. Simpson · Library of America
Pages: 675
Format: Hardcover

The violent aftermath of the Civil War comes to dramatic life in this sweeping new collection of firsthand writing There are few periods in American history more consquential but less understood than Reconstruction, the tumultuous twelve years after Appomattox, when the battered nation...
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Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

KAYLEEN SCHAEFER · Dutton
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A personal and sociological examination--and ultimately a celebration--of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society"Text me when you get home." After joyful nights out together, female friends say this to one another as a way of cementing their love....
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The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Simon Baatz · Mulholland Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that made the Gilded Age-and of the trial that shocked the world. In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, the pin-up girl and penniless young actress, dined with Stanford White, the legendary architect whose...
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The Odyssey

Homer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer's "nimble gallop" and brings an ancient epic to new life.The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage...
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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in

MORGAN JERKINS · Harper Perennial
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins' highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black...
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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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Android For Dummies

DAN GOOKIN · For Dummies
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Outsmart your new Android Getting a smartphone or tablet can be intimidating for anyone, but this user-friendly guide is here to help you to get the most out of all your new gadget has to offer! Whether you're upgrading from an older model or totally new to the awesome world of Androids,...
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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

KATE BOWLER · Random House
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying,...
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The Château: A Novel

PAUL GOLDBERG · Picador
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"We have proverb in Florida...You know why it's good to be on beach?"Bill smiles, but says nothing. He wants the guy to keep talking."Because on beach you are surrounded by idiots on only three sides.""And on the remaining side you have what?" asks Bill."Sharks..."Paul...
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Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Allan R Ellenberger · University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

Miriam Hopkins (1902-1972) first captured moviegoers' attention in daring precode films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) , The Story of Temple Drake (1933) , and Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932) . Though she enjoyed popular and critical acclaim in her long...
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