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Zika: From the Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat

Debora Diniz · Zed Books
Pages: 156
Format: Paperback

The Zika virus has devastated lives and countless communities, leaving children across the Americas with severe disabilities as a result of the epidemic. Nowhere has this devastation been more deeply felt than in Alagoas, a small rural province in northeast Brazil. It was here that the most...
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Vanessa Bell

Sarah Milroy · Philip Wilson Publishers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Published in conjunction with the Spring 2017 Dulwich Picture Gallery's exhibition, Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) - the first major museum exhibit devoted to the work of the modernist painter - this stunning book beautifully showcases her oil paintings, photographs, ceramics, fabrics,...
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Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Bondage and Freedom in the City of the Straits

Tiya Miles · The New Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart...
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Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided

DANIEL BOLGER · Da Capo Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The gritty and engaging story of two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. One supported the war, the other detested it, but they fought it together.1968. America was divided. Flag-draped caskets came home by the thousands....
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The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Doug Hunter · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

Claimed by many to be the most frequently documented artifact in American archeology, Dighton Rock is a forty-ton boulder covered in petroglyphs in southern Massachusetts. First noted by New England colonists in 1680, the rock's markings have been debated endlessly by scholars and everyday...
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The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice: The Stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim

JUDITH MACKRELL · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

The story of Venice's "Unfinished Palazzo" -- told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate, and fascinating residents: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse, and Peggy GuggenheimCommissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power...
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Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter's Reckoning

Julija Sukys · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 193
Format: Hardcover

When Julija Šukys was a child, her paternal grandfather, Anthony, rarely smiled, and her grandmother, Ona, spoke only in her native Lithuanian. But they still taught Šukys her family's story: that of a proud people forced from their homeland when the soldiers came. In mid-June 1941,...
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Items: Is Fashion Modern?

PAOLA ANTONELLI · The Museum of Modern Art
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Items: Is Fashion Modern? presents 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a profound impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.Arranged A-Z encyclopedia-style, it includes designs as iconic as Levi's 501 jeans, the pearl necklace and Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking,...
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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

BLAINE HARDEN · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the shocking, gripping account of the most powerful American spy you've never heard of, whose role at the center of the Korean War - which gave rise to the North Korean regime - is essential to understanding the most...
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A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

EMILY MIDORIKAWA · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney...
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