Philippe, Ben

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Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump

Philippe has created a funny, and at times harrowing, memoir of his experience as a Black man. Fans of similar memoirs, such as Damon Young’s What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, will enjoy the irreverence and recognize themselves in these pages.
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The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive

Full of twists and turns, cover-ups and complicity, this gripping historical thrill ride will appeal to fans of John le Carré.

Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo

Readers will learn details about the Charlie Hebdo attack that only Lançon can provide, and will empathize with Lançon’s slow, pained road to recovery while he summons the strength to share his most intimate fears with the world. Highly recommended for all audiences.

Félix Vallotton

Highly recommended for informed readers who would like an introduction to this lesser-known artist.
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Led Zeppelin All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

A valuable offering for seasoned Zeppelin aficionados and newcomers alike.
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Crimes of Winter

Fans of French settings will enjoy venturing outside of Paris, and the year-end holiday provides an additional measure of atmosphere to the crimes and solutions here.
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Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Readers will appreciate this nuanced portrait of a great man who even now has not received the credit he is due. ["A compelling look at an extraordinary historical figure. Recommended for anyone interested in revolutionary and/or Caribbean history": LJ 9/15/16 review of the Basic: Perseus hc.]
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Naked

Recommended for all readers.
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Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

A compelling look at an extraordinary historical figure. Recommended for anyone interested in revolutionary and/or Caribbean history.
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