Maria Ashton-Stebbings

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The Freaks Came Out To Write: The Definitive History of the Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture

An exceptional resource in which readers get a real flavor of the exciting and troubling times throughout the Village Voice’s run and the opportunity to draw their own conclusions about its rise (and fall in 2017). Recommended for academic libraries and comprehensive journalism collections.
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Movie-Made Los Angeles

An excellent source on the development of the arts and film. It would work well as a supplemental text in a film or art history course.

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To Her Credit: Historic Achievements—and the Women Who Actually Made Them Happen

With references, notes and an index, plus beautiful illustrations, this book would be perfect for high school or first- or second-year college students seeking a well-rounded view of history. An inspiring read.
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The First Lady of World War II: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back

This work provides numerous details and the context needed to understand the trials and difficulties of Eleanor Roosevelt’s historic undertaking. Readers interested in World War II or women’s roles in the war effort will likely appreciate this enjoyable read.
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Flora Macdonald, “Pretty Young Rebel”: Her Life and Story

Fraser consults primary sources, including the Royal Archives of Windsor, to outline the true course of Macdonald’s life. Her personality shines through, which helps the reader to understand her popularity and the artistic sentiment she inspired across generations. A worthwhile contribution for any historical biography collection.
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The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent in His World

A sensitive biography that fleshes out the personal life of a private artist who was a product of his time. Fisher’s work complements and expands on previous Sargent biographies, including Stanley Olson’s comprehensive 1986 book John Singer Sargent: His Portrait.
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Henrietta Maria: The Warrior Queen Who Divided a Nation

Providing just enough historical context to understand the Queen’s actions, De Lisle writes an accessible and well cited biography that will be enjoyed by those with an interest in this period of upheaval.
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The Last Survivor: The Incredible Story of the Man Who Survived Three Concentration Camps and a Major Maritime Disaster Near the End of World War II

Accounts of the experiences of different groups targeted by the Nazis remain important and continue to be relevant today. Krake’s contribution is written in an accessible style, suitable for both academic collections and AP high school collections.
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