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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
The grandson of a slave, Dr. Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. When his neighbors attempted to drive him out, Sweet defended himself--resulting in the death o…
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Based on a rich array of sources that capture the voices of both political leaders and ordinary Americans, Uncle Sam Wants You offers a vivid and provocative new interpretation of American political h…
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Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

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Recapture Sunday afternoons and long summer days. This is a wonderful collection of all things that make being young, or young at heart, fun.

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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its aut…
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With friends like these, enemies are overkill. R to L (Japanese Style). Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other peop…
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The Complete Essays
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Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete …
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