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The History of White People

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ISBN: 9780393339741
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 18th, 2011

A wide-ranging look at how whiteness has been defined throughout history, from the marble statues of ancient Greece and Rome (back in the day, they were colorful) to how "Caucasian" became part of the language (you can thank Ottoman harems for that).

Sarah


Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

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ISBN: 9781568585284
Published: Bold Type Books - June 14th, 2016

Smith is writing about things that need to be written about, but aren't. This is a thoughtful and provocative counterpart to Ta Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, dealing not just with issues of how our society deals with young black men (Smith himself is only 29), but also how that oppression connects to the treatment of women, gays and transsexuals. I predict that you will be hearing a lot about this book.

 

David


Do Over Dogs

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ISBN: 9781929242696
Published: Dogwise Publishing - June 25th, 2010

Excellent information on everything you need to know about adopting a rescue dog; from shelter life to positive training and rehabilitation.  Pat Miller breaks down myths from facts and provides clarity and understanding so you know exactly what to do and when.  Invaluable.

Susannah

 


Commander in Chief

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ISBN: 9780544279117
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 7th, 2016

Commander in Chief is the second volume of Nigel Hamilton’s masterful reexamination of FDR’s crucial role in the planning and execution of the Allied war strategy during World War II. This volume centers on the decision making process after the North African invasion beginning  with Roosevelt’s summit with Churchill in Casablanca in 1943 and how it took all of Roosevelt’s diplomatic skill and resolve to set the course for ultimate victory.

Dale

 


1941: Fighting the Shadow War

It's always fascinating to see an in-depth and somewhat alternative view of a history we think we know about. 1941 saw a sharply divided American public arguing about whether to get into the war or not, with Teddy Roosevelt Jr. and the rabidly anti-Semitic Charles Lindbergh leading the isolationist camp and Roosevelt trying to help Churchill and Europe while not breaking promises he had been forced to make in the 1940 presidential campaign. Deeply researched and engagingly written.  Wortman will be at PSB on May 10.

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ISBN: 9780802125118
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 19th, 2016

Without You, There Is No Us

In 2011, Suki Kim traveled to North Korea to teach English at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Her memoir of her time spent teaching the sons of North Korea's elite is haunting, disturbing, and informative.

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ISBN: 9780307720665
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Published: Crown - October 13th, 2015

Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor

If you love language, or have a particular flair for the dramatic in your speech, this is the book for you. If you are looking for a great Father's Day gift in advance (Nice initiative! Good on you!) or the perfect graduation gift for that English, philosophy, history, or really any humanities major in your life, this is the book for you. An elegant compendium on the art of comparison, composed of the finest metaphors in modern memory.

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$28.95
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ISBN: 9781567925487
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - April 7th, 2016

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