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Hold Fast—Overcoming Adversity


In times of adversity, we must hold fast to our ideals and our dreams for a better world, and we need our heroes more than ever. At the same time, this is an opportunity for each of us to become better and stronger, both as citizens and as individuals. Here we have gathered books and other materials to help our readers carry on, while seeking to create a dialogue between heroes of yesterday and today—and to remind ourselves that there have always been challenges to freedom, prosperity, and peace, and the best way to face them is by learning from the past, and pulling together for a brighter future.

Being a good citizen means more than just obeying the rules. Towns, counties, states, and nations are comprised of the people who live in them, not the laws that govern them, and if those laws do not serve the people—particularly in the case of unfair bias and inequitable treatment—then citizens must demand that they change. Some of the most eloquent and impassioned arguments for change have come from writers like James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates, who have seen firsthand how government can fail to serve its own citizens, and remind us of our obligation to disobey orders that are morally wrong.

 
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Freedom of Speech

David K. Shipler.

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Arab and Jew and The Working Poor, as well as a former New York Times foreign correspondent, David Shipler here explores critical challenges to free speech in America. Through personal stories—sometimes shocking or absurd, sometimes ... (Read More)

       
        

Hold Fast

 
 The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
 

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

Jenny Nordberg.
 
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In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration ...(Read More)

 
 The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W. and WWII's Greatest Escaper
 

The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W. and WWII's Greatest Escaper

Patrick Bishop.
 
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Shot down near Calais in March 1942, fighter pilot William Ash was smuggled as far as Paris by the ...(Read More)

 
 Between the World and Me
 

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates.
 
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(Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction and one of the New York Times's 10 ...(Read More)

 
 The Man in the High Castle: Television Series Tie-In Edition
 

The Man in the High Castle: Television Series Tie-In Edition

Philip K. Dick.
 
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(Winner of the 1963 Hugo Award for Best Novel) Deemed "the single most resonant and ...(Read More)

 
 Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets—An Oral History
 

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets—An Oral History

Svetlana Alexievich. Bela Shayevich, trans.
 
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(Named a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, as well as a best book of that year by the ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
 

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

Joshua Hammer.
 
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(A Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction ...(Read More)

 
 American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804
 

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804

Alan Taylor.
 
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(First Edition, Signed Bookplate)(Nominated for the George Washington Prize) ...(Read More)

 
 Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality
 

Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality

Elizabeth D. Leonard.
 
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In 1863, at the height of the Civil War, Frederick Douglass assured African Americans that serving ...(Read More)

 
 I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film
 

I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film

James Baldwin, text. Raoul Peck, ed.
 
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Given access to James Baldwin's notes by his sister Gloria Karefa-Smart, filmmaker Raoul Peck ...(Read More)

 
 Asylum: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna Through Wartime France
 

Asylum: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna Through Wartime France

Moriz Scheyer. P.N. Singer, trans.
 
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As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the ...(Read More)

 
 
 Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
 

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

Carolina De Robertis, ed.
 
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The author of the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and The Invisible Mountain, ...(Read More)

 
 Cartoons for Victory
 

Cartoons for Victory

Warren Bernard. Bob Dole, foreword.
 
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What did America's top cartoonists do during World War II? It was a time of blackouts, shortages, ...(Read More)

 
 The Search: A Graphic Novel of Courage and Resistance Brought to You By the Anne Frank House
 

The Search: A Graphic Novel of Courage and Resistance Brought to You By the Anne Frank House

Eric Heuvel, Ruud van der Rol & Lies Schippers.
 
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Published by the Anne Frank House, with the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, this graphic ...(Read More)

 
 Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope—Voices from the Women's March
 

Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope—Voices from the Women's March

 
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Even the low estimates of crowd size have it as the most popular political demonstration in U.S. ...(Read More)

 
 The Handmaid's Tale
 

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood.
 
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Read the novel and watch the new series on Hulu televison. A staple of dystopian literature—and the ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Plot Against America
 

The Plot Against America

Philip Roth.
 
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No stranger to controversy, Philip Roth casts Charles A. Lindbergh as the triumphant 1940 ...(Read More)

 
 1984
 

1984

George Orwell. Erich Fromm, afterword.
 
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The year 1984 has come and gone, but the nightmarish vision of the world George Orwell foresaw in ...(Read More)

 
 Women Who Read Are Dangerous
 

Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Stefan Bollmann. Karen Joy Fowler, foreword.
 
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It was not so long ago that the image of a woman reading a book was a provocative, even ...(Read More)

 
 Emergence of a Free Press
 

Emergence of a Free Press

Leonard W. Levy.
 
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What did "freedom of the press" really mean to the framers of the First Amendment and their ...(Read More)

 
 We Americans: Celebrating a Nation, Its People, and Its Past
 

We Americans: Celebrating a Nation, Its People, and Its Past

Thomas B. Allen & Charles O. Hyman, eds. Spencer R. Crew, intro.
 
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The fight for independence and the devastation of the Civil War, gold rushes and oil gushes, the ...(Read More)

 
 
 Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword
 

Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

David K. Shipler.
 
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Arab and Jew and The Working Poor, as well as a ...(Read More)

 
 Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer
 

Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer

Fridtjof Nansen.
 
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In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen of Norway set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially ...(Read More)

 
 Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
 

Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

Jay Barbree. John Glenn, foreword.
 
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Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon, and yet, shy ...(Read More)

 
 The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
 

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Dava Sobel.
 
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(Nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and named one of the best ...(Read More)

 
 Eureka!: Discovering Your Inner Scientist
 

Eureka!: Discovering Your Inner Scientist

Chad Orzel.
 
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Even in the 21st century, the popular image of a scientist is a reclusive genius in a lab coat, ...(Read More)

 
 
 Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World
 

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World

Rachel Swaby.
 
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In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: "She made a ...(Read More)

 
 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (Movie Tie-In Edition)
 

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Margot Lee Shetterly.
 
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Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, even before John Glenn orbited the earth, a group of ...(Read More)

 
 Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment
 

Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment

Tom Shachtman.
 
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George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox saved the American army in ...(Read More)

 
 Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson
 

Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson

Phillip F. Schewe.
 
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Scientist, innovator, rebel—for decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the world's most ...(Read More)

 
 The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos
 

The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

John D. Barrow.
 
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Einstein's theory of general relativity opens the door for the study of other possible ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan (Movie Tie-In Edition)
 

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Robert Kanigel.
 
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(Finalist for the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and a Los Angeles Times ...(Read More)

 
 They Laughed at Galileo: How the Great Inventors Proved Their Critics Wrong
 

They Laughed at Galileo: How the Great Inventors Proved Their Critics Wrong

Albert Jack.
 
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Louis Pasteur's theory of germs was considered a "ridiculous fiction." Guglielmo Marconi's wireless ...(Read More)

 
 The Theory of Everything
 

The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, David Thewlis & others. James Marsh, director.
 
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(Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner) This look at the relationship between Stephen ...(Read More)

 
 Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind <I>The Theory of Everything</I>
 

Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything

Jane Hawking.
 
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Even as he made unprecedented discoveries in cosmology, Stephen Hawking's body was gradually ...(Read More)

 
 The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom
 

The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

Michael Shermer.
 
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From Galileo and Isaac Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King Jr., many important thinkers ...(Read More)

 
 
 Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life
 

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Edward O. Wilson.
 
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In order to stave off the ongoing mass extinction of species—including the threat to our own—we ...(Read More)

 
 Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
 

Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

Kathleen Winter.
 
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In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist ...(Read More)

 
 Lab Girl
 

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren.
 
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(Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Prize for Autobiography and a New York Times Book ...(Read More)

 
 Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life
 

Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life

Niles Eldredge.
 
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A paleontologist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Niles Eldredge ...(Read More)

 
 The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos
 

The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos

Michael D. Lemonick.
 
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Amateur scientist William Herschel found international fame after discovering the planet Uranus in ...(Read More)

 
 
 Renaissance Genius: Galileo Galilei & His Legacy to Modern Science
 

Renaissance Genius: Galileo Galilei & His Legacy to Modern Science

David Whitehouse.
 
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Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei used the telescope he created to record the world's first ...(Read More)

 
 Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
 

Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

Michael Hiltzik.
 
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Also the author of The New Deal, Colossus, and Dealers of Lightning, Pulitzer ...(Read More)

 
 The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus
 

The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

Mark Anderson.
 
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On June 3, 1769, the planet Venus briefly passed across the face of the sun in a cosmic alignment ...(Read More)

 
 Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code
 

Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

Matthew Cobb.
 
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When Francis Crick and James Watson put forward their double-helix model of DNA structure in 1953, ...(Read More)

 
 Space Exploration: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
 

Space Exploration: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide

John Holcroft, illus.
 
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Unfold the history of space exploration in this accordion-folded pop-up book, from the launch of ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Story of Science: An Illustrated History
 

The Story of Science: An Illustrated History

Jack Challoner.
 
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Illustrated with photos, drawings, cartoons, or other graphics on nearly every page, this book ...(Read More)

 
 Science for Life: A Manual for Better Living
 

Science for Life: A Manual for Better Living

Brian Clegg.
 
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How can you really know what will make your life better, or worse? British science writer, ...(Read More)

 
 Mayday!: A History of Flight through its Martyrs, Oddballs and Daredevils
 

Mayday!: A History of Flight through its Martyrs, Oddballs and Daredevils

David Darling.
 
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In the world before aircraft, to believe that flight might be possible required a certain kind of ...(Read More)

 
 Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink
 

Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink

Richard L. Currier.
 
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Although we usually think of technology as something modern, our use of tools and weapons stretches ...(Read More)

 
 Prelude to Everest: Alezander Kellas, Himalayan Mountaineer—The Scottish Pioneer Who Was the First Man to Die in the Quest to Conquer Everest
 

Prelude to Everest: Alezander Kellas, Himalayan Mountaineer—The Scottish Pioneer Who Was the First Man to Die in the Quest to Conquer Everest

Ian R. Mitchell & George W. Rodway. Doug Scott, foreword.
 
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Sir Edmund Hillary achieved immortality for being the first to reach Mount Everest's summit, but ...(Read More)

 
 
 Ice Captain: A Forgotten Hero of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition
 

Ice Captain: A Forgotten Hero of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition

Stephen Haddelsey.
 
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As Ernest Shackleton watched his ship Endurance become trapped in the ice floes of ...(Read More)

 
 From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen’s Journey in Flight
 

From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen’s Journey in Flight

Garth James Cameron.
 
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For his 1911 attainment of the South Pole, Roald Amundsen used dog sleds, but 15 years later, the ...(Read More)

 
 NOVA—Vikings Unearthed
 

NOVA—Vikings Unearthed

Sarah Parcak, Douglas Bolender, Dan Snow & others.
 
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Infamous for their fearsome raids and conquests, the Vikings were also expert seafarers, skilled ...(Read More)

 
 The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure & Exploration
 

The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure & Exploration

Fergus Fleming & Annabel Merullo, eds. Michael Palin, intro.
 
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In the 18th century, exploration entered a new phase; the greatest explorers were motivated more by ...(Read More)

 
 Explorers & Warriors: Usborne Activities Sticker Dressing—with Over 350 Stickers
 

Explorers & Warriors: Usborne Activities Sticker Dressing—with Over 350 Stickers

Diego Diaz & Emi Ordas, illus. Struan Reid & L. Gillespie, text.
 
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Pairing two activity books in one omnibus edition, this sticker book presents both great explorers ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Innovator's Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next
 

The Innovator's Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next

Steven Johnson, ed.
 
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The author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, and Everything Bad ...(Read More)

 
 The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
 

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson.
 
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(National Book Award Nominee) Following his hugely popular biography of Steve Jobs, Walter ...(Read More)

 
 Sudden Genius?: The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs
 

Sudden Genius?: The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs

Andrew Robinson.
 
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Where do ideas come from? And why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of supposed "sudden ...(Read More)

 
 Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service
 

Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service

Mark Pendergrast.
 
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"Wherever widespread illness breaks out, agents of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) will ...(Read More)

 
 Show Me a Hero: The Sin of Richard Byrd Jnr
 

Show Me a Hero: The Sin of Richard Byrd Jnr

Jeremy Scott.
 
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In this follow-up to Dancing on Ice: A 1930s Arctic Adventure, Jeremy Scott gives us the ...(Read More)

 
 
 Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
 

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

Matthew Goodman.
 
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On November 14, 1889, crusading reporter Nellie Bly left New York City by steamship on a quest to ...(Read More)

 
 Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
 

Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

Joyce E. Chaplin.
 
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"All the voyagers who have ventured fearful into the vast unknown spaces of our planet have a ...(Read More)

 
 William Clark's World: Describing America in an Age of Unknowns
 

William Clark's World: Describing America in an Age of Unknowns

Peter J. Kastor.
 
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Devoting his life to charting the American West, William Clark joined Meriwether Lewis on his ...(Read More)

 
 My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama
 

My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama

Michael Waldman. David Gergen, foreword. George Stephanopoulos, narrator.
 
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This album from former presidential speech writer Michael Waldman is a remarkable treasury of 45 of ...(Read More)

 
 Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott
 

Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott

Lea VanderVelde.
 
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While the 1857 Dred Scott case is by far the best known example of a slave suing for freedom—a case ...(Read More)

 
 
 Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait
 

Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait

John Carlin.
 
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As a foreign correspondent for London's Independent, based in South Africa, John Carlin had ...(Read More)

 
 Let Freedom Reign: The Words of Nelson Mandela
 

Let Freedom Reign: The Words of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela. André Brink, foreword.
 
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In 1994, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, uttering the words "Let ...(Read More)

 
 John Lewis: Get in the Way
 

John Lewis: Get in the Way

Kathleen Dowdey, director.
 
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A veteran of the Freedom Riders, the 1963 March on Washington, and the 1965 Bloody Sunday march in ...(Read More)

 
 Nina Simone: Essential Original Albums
 

Nina Simone: Essential Original Albums

Nina Simone, piano & vocals. Al Shackman, guitar. Jimmy Bond, bass. Bobby Hamilton, drums, & others.
 
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From the time of her 1950s–60s emergence in the jazz world, Nina Simone rapidly distinguished ...(Read More)

 
 Nina Simone: The Definitive Collection
 

Nina Simone: The Definitive Collection

Nina Simone, piano & vocals.
 
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(Grammy Hall of Fame Song Included/"I Loves You Porgy") A performer of rare talent and ...(Read More)

 
 
 Valerie June: The Order of Time
 

Valerie June: The Order of Time

Valerie June, guitar, banjo & vocals. Marika Hughes, cello. Mazz Swift, violin. Clark Gayton, trombone, & others.
 
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In the four years since she released her acclaimed Pushin' Against a Stone, Valerie June has ...(Read More)

 
 Jackie Robinson: My Story
 

Jackie Robinson: My Story

Stephen Hill & others. Marino Amoruso, director.
 
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(Best Picture Award Winner at the Long Island International Film Expo) From his contentious ...(Read More)

 
 Selma
 

Selma

David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo & others. Ava DuVernay, director.
 
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(Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Song; also nominated for Best Picture; Golden ...(Read More)

 
 A Song Flung Up to Heaven
 

A Song Flung Up to Heaven

Maya Angelou.
 
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It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way home in this sixth volume of her original ...(Read More)

 
 Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
 

Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou.
 
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In this collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations, published in the last ...(Read More)

 
 
 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
 

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft.
 
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"It is time to effect a revolution in female manners—time to restore them to their lost ...(Read More)

 
 I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
 

I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai., with Patricia McCormick.
 
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When the Taliban captured the Swat Valley in Pakistan, young Malala Yousafzai refused to be denied ...(Read More)

 
 I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches
 

I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches

Ferdie Addis.
 
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A great speech can transform the mood of a nation, and sometimes even the world. This compact ...(Read More)

 
 The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
 

The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

Karen Armstrong.
 
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In 1962, at age 17, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, but left her order after seven brutally ...(Read More)

 
 Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage
 

Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage

Tilar J. Mazzeo.
 
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In 1942, young social worker Irena Sendler was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public ...(Read More)

 
 
 The National Mall: Rethinking Washington's Monumental Core
 

The National Mall: Rethinking Washington's Monumental Core

Nathan Glazer & Cynthia R. Field, eds. James F. Cooper, foreword.
 
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Home to monuments and museums dedicated to the ideals of the United States, the National Mall in ...(Read More)

 
 Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1: 1957–73
 

Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1: 1957–73

Clinton Heylin.
 
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A leading expert on the life and work of Nobel laureate Bob Dylan—most notably the author of the ...(Read More)

 
 Bob Dylan—All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track
 

Bob Dylan—All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

Jean-Michel Guesdon & Philippe Margotin.
 
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What inspired the lyrics that earned Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize? This encyclopedic history of ...(Read More)

 
 The Essential Bob Dylan
 

The Essential Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, guitar & vocals.
 
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