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Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

A scholarly yet accessible account of the life of a singular American artist and activist. Recommended for enthusiasts of American literature, and anyone who is interested in learning more about this transformational woman, whose vision for the country is as relevant today as ever.
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Rosa: The Story of the Rose

While not a strictly a gardening or history book, this resource will amuse and delight gardeners and lovers of floral design and art history.
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Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream

True crime fans and history lovers will appreciate this well-researched and nuanced biography of one of America’s most notorious gangsters.
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The Rose in Fashion: Ravishing

This richly illustrated book contains fascinating specialized information. Recommended for readers interested in the cultural history of flowers as well as a singular slice of fashion history.
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Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us about Empathy

First and foremost, this book is for anyone who has ever taught Shakespeare to young students. It’s too short, but perhaps that makes it more likely to be read.
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Founding God’s Nation: Reading Exodus

Primarily for readers seeking a conclusion to the author’s previous work.
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Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces

Music students and aficionados alike will appreciate this engaging and accessible portrait of the composer.
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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.

The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage

A signal contribution to U.S. antebellum historiography. Highly recommended for U.S. Middle Period, African American, and Civil War historians, and for all general readers.
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