“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
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
“The Three Mothers is a tribute to and celebration of Black motherhood from the late 1800s to the present.”
“’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.’”
“In Gates’ capable hands The Black Church is a stirring story, told with compassion, respect, and not a little awe.”
“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
“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.”
“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 . . .”
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.
“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.”
“American Baby provides a meaningful discussion on where we have been on and how we need to change the adoption system.”
The “encrappification” of America dates back centuries, writes Rutgers University historian Wendy A. Woloson.
“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.”
The United States confronts many problems besides an often recalcitrant and myopic Senate.
“Timely, well-written, and essential reading.”
“Alright, Alright, Alright is targeted at the film’s fans, who should enjoy it.
“Both fascinating and troubling, this thoughtful history reveals the roots of the official spin that dominates much of today’s news.”
“The victories of the Civil Rights Movement, the women’s movement, and the triumphs of progressives throughout the 20th century find their origin in the housewives of the Lower East Side an
“Transforming Our World is an insiders’ account of the foreign policy ‘successes’ and ‘achievements’ of President George H. W.
“A thoroughly consuming reexamination of one of the most shameful scandals of American political history.”
“chronicles the century-long struggle following the Civil War by Black Americans and other people of color for true civil and social rights, particularly the right to engage in interracial—
“Scarborough introduces the many sides of Harry S. Truman, a quiet man, yet a strong leader.”
Every sentence in this book deserves to be treasured and relished.
“an exceptional selection of the top-quality writings of that unique institution that is the American presidency . . .”
“This book is the work of a master historian at the top of his craft.”