John Rodzvilla

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In Search of Mary Seacole

Rappaport digs deeply into often spotty and confusing records to uncover the life of a nurse who became salvation for soldiers fighting in Crimea.

Danger Close! A Vietnam Memoir

This Vietnam War memoir balances a first-hand account of the horrors of war with a historical perspective on the military leadership of the time.

Very Bad People: The Inside Story of the Fight Against the World’s Network of Corruption

This memoir combines the thrill of field work filming illegal and dangerous organizations with the mundane work of policy and environmental reporting. An important history of environmentalism.

Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle To Take Down Netflix

This will appeal to readers of business and media books as it reports on the difficult launches of several streaming services. Recommended.

Happy at Any Cost: The Revolutionary Vision and Fatal Quest of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

Unlike most tech entrepreneur biographies, which are often hagiographies of a singular genius, Grind and Sayre’s volume focuses on a flawed man struggling to make happiness part of his business and his life.

Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt

Zerwick’s portrait of Hunt is a reminder of the trauma caused by the American justice system and offers an essential narrative of the lasting impacts of incarceration.

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

This rich, balanced collection provides a dazzling history of late 20th and early 21st century pop culture in the United States, and the lasting impact of Asian Americans. With a visually stunning layout, the book is an essential read.

Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality

Brown-Nagin’s biography not only shines a light on a forgotten civil rights pioneer but also asks insightful questions about the relationship of power, gender, and social justice. This is an important addition to any collection on law, social justice, or the civil rights movement.

The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo

Hongo’s memoir mixes audiophile obsession and cultural history to provide a warm resonance of human relationships to recorded music and voices; will find an eager audience.

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