On the Horizon

On the Horizonn From Lois Lowry comes an account of the lives lost in two of WWII s most infamous events Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima With black and white illustrations by Kenard Pak nLois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as we

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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century MemoirFormer Secretary of State Madeleine Albrigh reflects on the final stages of her career, and working productively into your her decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir n nIn 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America s first female secretary of state, interviewers asked

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Set The Night On Fire: L.A. in the Sixties

Set The Night On Fire: L.A. in the SixtiesA magisterial, kaleidoscopic, riveting history of Los Angeles in the SixtiesHistories of the US Sixties invariably focus on New York City, but Los Angeles was an epicenter of that decade s political and social earthquake LA was a launchpad for Black Power where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first cam

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American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise

American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our PromiseA sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country s social compact, eroded America s common goods, and damaged the lives of every American and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal n nCompared to other industrialized nations, the United States is losing gro

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Franci's War: A Woman's Story of Survival

Franci's War: A Woman's Story of SurvivalThe engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein n nIn the summer of 1942, twenty two year old Franci Rabinek designated a Jew by the Nazi racial laws arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghe

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