Nicholas Graham

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Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint, and the Strike That Created the Middle Class

McClelland’s engaging, readable account is a solid introduction to the rise of the labor movement in the 1930s. Recommend for readers interested in labor history and especially for those looking for a reminder of the power that workers can have when they negotiate collectively.
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A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War

This detailed and meticulously-researched account is an important contribution to the history of American slavery. Recommended primarily for readers interested in the legal history of slavery and in stories of enslaved people who directly challenged the legality of slavery in the United States.

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American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People

Readers looking for consolation and a plan for a more just and equitable future will not find it here. Recommended primarily for those concerned by the tone and direction of American politics and seeking a better understanding of the question on which the book is framed: “How did we get here?”

The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States

Although focused primarily on the history of St. Louis and surrounding areas, this well researched and thoroughly documented work is too important to be dismissed as a strictly regional history. Highly recommended for all readers interested in American history.

The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South

With elements of legal and social history, this work is recommended for readers interested in the history of race and racism, and how it relates to medical practice in the United States.

A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom

Recommended for readers who enjoyed Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, this is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand the devastating effects of mandatory drug sentencing and looking for inspiration to seek change.
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I You We Them: Walking into the World of the Desk Killer

Readers looking for a traditional history will not find it here. This account is recommended for readers who have the patience to accompany the author on his journey of discovery to understand the motivations behind people who commit mass atrocities. [See Prepub Alert, 9/9/19.]
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Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

While there are many other books that discuss these cases, Mitchell’s active participation in the investigations provides a unique perspective. Recommended for readers interested in civil rights-era American history and legal nonfiction.
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Bubble in the Sun: The Florida Boom of the 1920s and How It Brought on the Great Depression

Recommended for readers interested in the history of Florida and those who enjoy stories of the rich and glamorous in the 1920s.
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