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Eleanor Roosevelt was a transformational figure for generations in the US and around the world.

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The first thing to say about Elizabeth Blackwell and her younger sister Emily is that they were formidable women.

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Even the most obscure events in history have their own story to tell for posterity’s edification.

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“a fittingly timely book that fits well into the post Donald Trump era of false narratives, conspiracy theories, and cries of fake news . . .”

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Journalist Elon Green’s true-crime book Last Call is a chilling account of the murders of gay men in the ’80s and ’90s.

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“As impressive for empathetic portraits of individual women as its ambitious scope, The Barbizon should be an essential text on the topic of women’s studies.”

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The Ledger and the Chain emerges as an essential and definitive work to stand alongside Walter Johnson’s Soul by Soul, Edward E.

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“The Invention of Miracles paints a textured portrait of a man driven not by an entrepreneurial desire to invent a product that changed the world but by a passion

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Inette Miller has the distance and detachment of a journalist trained to see the big picture—and the heart of a woman who understands what it is like to be “the other.” It is these differing perspe

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“’Being an opera singer was fun, but the people on Bank Street, caring for and about each other, taught me what it means to be human.’”

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“In Gates’ capable hands The Black Church is a stirring story, told with compassion, respect, and not a little awe.”

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This entirely fresh look at the inner thoughts of our country’s early political titans is both highly engaging and thought provoking, showing the very human side of politi

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“a marvelous volume that introduces the reader to the wide variety of American writing and literary thought of the last two centuries of our nation’s history.”

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“a truly fresh look at one of the most chronicled figures in American history. Washington literally spent his entire life learning about politics and public service . . .”

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American history is “littered with utopian experiments that began with giddy promise and ended in depressing failure,” writes Thomas Healy. In Soul City, he tells one such story.

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“American Baby provides a meaningful discussion on where we have been on and how we need to change the adoption system.”

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“A bloodied and decimated group of men on crutches came out of the War. Jordan’s impressive history tells their story of courage in the face of danger and undeniable hazard.”

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The “encrappification” of America dates back centuries, writes Rutgers University historian Wendy A. Woloson.

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“The slave trade persisted in New York in the decades before the Civil War because

the city was the capital of the Southern slave economy.”

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The United States confronts many problems besides an often recalcitrant and myopic Senate.

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Alright, Alright, Alright is targeted at the film’s fans, who should enjoy it.

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