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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Cate Lineberry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls' astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting for their freedom. Lineberry has produced a triumph in this heroic...
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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

Patricia O'Toole · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) . The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American...
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A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law

Sherrilyn A Ifill · The New Press
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

A no-holds-barred, red-hot discussion of race in America today from some of the leading names in the field, including the bestselling author of Just Mercy This blisteringly candid discussion of the American dilemma in the age of Trump brings together the head of the NAACP Legal Defense...
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Prohibition: A Concise History

WJ Rorabaugh · Oxford University Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Americans have always been a hard-drinking people, but from 1920 to 1933 the country went dry. After decades of pressure from rural Protestants such as the hatchet-wielding Carry A. Nation and organizations such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union and Anti-Saloon League, the states...
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Richard III: England's Most Controversial King

CHRIS SKIDMORE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed historian Chris Skidmore comes the authoritative biography of Richard III, England's most controversial king, a man alternately praised as a saint and cursed as a villain.Richard III is one of English history's best known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized...
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She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It

HANNAH JEWELL · Sourcebooks
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict. Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100%...
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A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement

MARC PERRUSQUIA · Melville House
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The story of the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers--and how a closely guarded government secret finally came to light. Told by the journalist who broke the story.Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the civil rights movement--from the rare...
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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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Unlikely General: "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America

Mary Stockwell · Yale University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Why did the once‑ardent hero of the American Revolution become its most scandalous general?​ In the spring of 1792, President George Washington chose "Mad" Anthony Wayne to defend America from a potentially devastating threat. Native forces had decimated the standing army...
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Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business

KEN AULETTA · Penguin Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An intimate and profound reckoning with the changes buffeting the $2 trillion global advertising and marketing business from the perspective of its most powerful players, by the bestselling author of GoogledAdvertising and marketing touches on every corner of our lives, and is the invisible...
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