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Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia

An absorbing account of a visionary project that will engage readers interested in Southern history.

A Demon-Haunted Land: Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post-WWII Germany

Readers interested in German and Cold War history and cultural studies of religious and supernatural beliefs will find much to enjoy in this rich study.
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A Peculiar Indifference: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America

Recommend to readers interested in statistics and research on the extent and impacts of violence in Black communities. Supplement with work by James Baldwin or Frank Wilderson III to understand the basis and support for systemic racism.

Dragman

Imaginative and uncommonly moving, with extra poignance provided via an afterword by the author detailing his personal connection to the text. [See Prepub Alert, 10/14/19.]

Paying the Land

Sacco’s reporting, accompanied by impressively drawn black-and-white illustrations, is occasionally overwhelmingly detailed, but with good reason: this is a vitally important story about an underrepresented people.
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A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond

This work is sure to be controversial, but it will find an audience with those interested in public policy relating to unemployment and inequality.

Permanent Record

For those fascinated by electronic spying or impassioned by the issue of privacy rights, Snowden’s memoir casts an enlightening view of the U.S. intelligence community despite sometimes being marred by cumbersome jargon.

The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

Vividly written and meticulously detailed, this book will please lovers of the history of literature and music, at the very least

The Arab of the Future. Vol. 4: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1987–1992

The difficulty of growing up in a culture you feel no commonality with is powerful in this volume and will definitely resonate with some readers. Others will be touched by the humor amid the drama. A must for most collections, especially those with the previous books in the series.
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