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  • FOUR HUNDRED SOULS

    An epoch-defining history of African America co-curated by bestselling author of How To Be an Antiracist

    Four Hundred Souls is an epoch-defining history of African America, the first to appear in a generation, told by ninety leading Black voices.

    The story begins with the arrival of twenty Ndongo people on the shores of the first British colony in mainland America in 1619, the year before the arrival of the Mayflower. In eighty chronological chapters, each by a different author and spanning five years, the book charts the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans to the present – a journey defined by inhuman oppression, visionary struggles and stunning achievements – in a choral work of exceptional power and beauty. Contributors include some of the leading writers, historians, journalists, lawyers, poets and activists of contemporary America.

    They use a variety of techniques – historical essays, short stories, personal vignettes and fiery polemics – and approach history from various perspectives: through the eyes of towering historical icons or the untold stories of ordinary people, populating these pages with hundreds of extraordinary lives and personalities.

    Together they illuminate countless new facets to the story of slavery and resistance, segregation and survival, migration and self-discovery, reinvention and hope. Through its diversity of perspectives the book shows that to be African American means many different things and demonstrates the startling range of experiences and ideas that have always existed within the community of Blackness.

    Four Hundred Souls is an essential work that redefines America and the way its history can be told.

    ISBN: 9781847926906
    Publisher: THE BODLEY HEAD
    Subtitle: A COMMUNITY HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICA, 1619-2019
    Author: IBRAM X. KENDI

     2,995
  • THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS

    Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

    After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life. 8 pages of illustrations

    ISBN: 9780393355659
    Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
    Subtitle: CHIEF JOSEPH, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, AND THE NEZ PERCE WAR
    Author: DANIEL J. SHARFSTEIN

     2,795
  • THE ROMANCE OF AMERICAN COMMUNISM

    ‘Before I knew that I was Jewish or a girl I knew that I was a member of the working class.’
    So begins Vivian Gornick?s exploration of how the world of socialists, communists, and progressives in the 1940s and 1950s created a rich, diverse world where ordinary men and women felt their lives connected to a larger human project. Now back in print after its initial publication in 1977 and with a new introduction by the author, The Romance of American Communism is a landmark work of new journalism, profiling American Communist Party members and fellow travelers as they joined the Party, lived within its orbit, and left in disillusionment and disappointment as Stalin?s crimes became public.
    ISBN: 9781788735506
    AUTHOR: VIVIAN GORNICK
    ISBN: 9781788735506
    Publisher: VERSO
    Subtitle:
    Author: VIVIAN GORNICK

     1,995
  • THE REAL SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

    Fascinating analysis Nigel West; Meticulously researched…a remarkably good read John Brennan, former CIA Director; Excellent…gives a detailed, highly professional account Sir John Scarlett, former MI6 Chief? The Special Relationship between America and Britain is feted by politicians on both sides of the Atlantic when it suits their purpose and just as frequently dismissed as a myth, not least by the media, which announces its supposed death on a regular basis. Yet the simple truth is that the two countries are bound together more closely than either is to any other ally. In The Real Special Relationship, Michael Smith reveals how it all began, when a top-secret visit by four American codebreakers to Bletchley Park in February 1941 – ten months before the US entered the Second World War – marked the start of a close collaboration between the two nations that endures to this day. Once the war was over, and the Cold War began, both sides recognised that the way they had worked together to decode German and Japanese ciphers could now be used to counter the Soviet threat. Despite occasional political conflict and public disputes between the two nations, such as during the Suez crisis, behind the scenes intelligence sharing continued uninterrupted, right up to the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine. Smith, the bestselling author of Station X and having himself served in British military intelligence, brings together a fascinating range of characters, from Winston Churchill and Ian Fleming to Kim Philby and Edward Snowden, who have helped shape the security of our two nations. Supported by in-depth interviews and an excellent range of personal contacts, he takes the reader into the mysterious workings of MI6, the CIA and all those who work to keep us safe.

    Author: MICHAEL SMITH

    ISBN: 9781471186790
    ISBN: 9781471186790
    Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Subtitle: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW THE BRITISH AND US SECRET SERVICES WORK TOGETHER
    Author: MICHAEL SMITH

     6,145
  • AMERICAN EMPIRETHE REALITIES & CONSEQUENCES OF U.S. DIPLOMACY


    ISBN: 0674013751
    Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: THE REALITIES & CONSEQUENCES OF U.S. DIPLOMACY
    Author: ANDREW J. BACEVICH

     4,057
  • INVENTING AMERICA


    ISBN: 0393926753
    Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
    Subtitle: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES VOL I – 2ND ED
    Author: PAULINE MAIER

     8,903
  • AMERICAN EXTREMISM


    ISBN: 0415326745
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: HISTORY POLITICS AND THE MILITIA MOVEMENT
    Author: D. J. MULLOY

     20,055
  • OTHER SEPTEMBERS, MANY AMERICAS

    Other Septembers, Many Americas: Selected Provocations, 1980-2004 is the first major collection of acclaimed novelist and playwright Ariel Dorfman’s best shorter works, including essays, opinion pieces, poems and previously unpublished speeches. Gathered here are writings about America, North and South, that touch on topics as diverse as Scrooge McDuck, barbarians, Vietnam and video games, and as profound as redemption, forgiveness, art and memory. Over and over, in a literary career that has spanned almost a quarter of a century, Dorfman weaves together sentiment and politics with an unmistakable message to his readers that we must never forget to resist and to imagine. This collection forms a rich historical and social text essential for anyone who wishes to understand how the roots of our present crisis are embedded deep within the American psyche, documented by a writer who exists uniquely both inside and out of it.
    ISBN: 0745321739
    Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ARIEL DORFMAN

     895
  • SURPRISE, SECURITY, AND THE AMERICAN ECPERIENCE


    ISBN: 0674011740
    Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN

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  • VOICE OF AMERICA


    ISBN: 0231126743
    Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A HISTORY
    Author: ALAN L. HEIL

     12,340
  • AMERICA IN THE WORLD


    ISBN: 9780691161754
    Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A HISTORY IN DOCUMENTS FROM THE WAR WITH SPAIN TO THE WAR ON TERROR
    Author: JEFFERY A. ENGEL

     9,670
  • LATIN AMERICA SINCE INDEPENDENCE


    ISBN: 9780415991964
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: A HISTORY WITH PRIMARY SOURCES
    Author: ALEXANDER DAWSON

     8,328
  • WHY AMERICA IS NOT A NEW ROME


    ISBN: 9780262526852
    Publisher: THE MIT PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VACLAV SMIL

     4,311
  • AMERICA AFTER LIFE


    ISBN: 392907897X
    Publisher: KEHAYOFF
    Subtitle:
    Author: MARTHA LAUGS

     3,803