“perceptive and engaging . . .”
Eleanor Roosevelt was a transformational figure for generations in the US and around the world.
The first thing to say about Elizabeth Blackwell and her younger sister Emily is that they were formidable women.
Even the most obscure events in history have their own story to tell for posterity’s edification.
“a fittingly timely book that fits well into the post Donald Trump era of false narratives, conspiracy theories, and cries of fake news . . .”
Journalist Elon Green’s true-crime book Last Call is a chilling account of the murders of gay men in the ’80s and ’90s.
“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.”
“The Ledger and the Chain emerges as an essential and definitive work to stand alongside Walter Johnson’s Soul by Soul, Edward E.
“Kim Todd dedicates Sensational . .
“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.
“American Baby provides a meaningful discussion on where we have been on and how we need to change the adoption system.”
“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.”
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.