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Biography, History, Current Events & Culture

A selection of paperbacks and hardcovers. Updated frequently, please check back often!

This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062954220
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Published: Dey Street Books - July 27th, 2021

Named a Best Political Book of the Year by The Atlantic

This Is What America Looks Like is the origin story of a leader who, finding no set path that would take a person like her to the places she wanted to go, was forced, and free, to chart her own.” –The New York Times Book Review


All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316561693
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 3rd, 2021

The INSTANT New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
 
In this “stunning literary achievement,” Donner chronicles the extraordinary life and brutal death of her great-great-aunt Mildred Harnack, the American leader of one of the largest underground resistance groups in Germany during WWI


Blind Man's Bluff: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393867176
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 3rd, 2021

A writer’s humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight—and how he hid it from the world.


These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393867534
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 27th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, this engaging, insightful portrayal of Emily Dickinson sheds new light on one of American literature’s most enigmatic figures.


Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Heroic Struggle for America's Heartland Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525434887
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Published: Vintage - August 3rd, 2021

"An insightful, unflinching portrayal of the remarkable siblings who came closer to altering the course of American history than any other Indian leaders."⁠ —H.W. Brands, author of The Zealot and the Emancipator


Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525560968
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

Named a Favorite Book for Southerners in 2020 by Garden & Gun 


Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250798619
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Published: Picador - August 3rd, 2021

"A haunting tapestry of interwoven stories that inform us not just about our past but about the resentment-bred demons that are all too present in our society today . . . The interconnected strands of race and history give Ball’s entrancing stories a Faulknerian resonance." —Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review


The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524745370
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Published: Dutton - August 3rd, 2021

“In Robert Weintraub’s exhaustive biography, The Divine Miss Marble, he transports the reader into Marble’s vibrant world. It’s a dreamy, indomitable life worth reading about as today’s tennis tries to return to form.”—The Washington Post


Aftershocks: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982111236
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

In the tradition of The Glass Castle, this “gorgeous” (The New York Times, Editors’ Choice) and deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu tells the “incredible story” (Malala Yousafzai) about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.

“In


This Will All Be Over Soon: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982168315
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 10th, 2021

A powerful memoir from the Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong about grieving the death of her cousin—and embracing the life-affirming lessons he taught her—amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Cecily Strong had a special bond with her cousin Owen. And so she was devastated when, in early 2020, he passed away at age thirty from the brain cancer glioblastoma.


A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984825803
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Published: Crown - August 3rd, 2021

LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • A “powerful and devastating” (The Washington Postcall to free those buried alive by America’s legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity—from a gifted young lawyer and important new voice in the movement to trans


Agent Sonya: The Spy Next Door Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593136324
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Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War’s most intrepid female spy.

“[An] immensely exciting, fast-moving account.”—The Washington Post


Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter's School Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316428262
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 3rd, 2021

“Provocative and personally searching” -San Francisco Chronicle

One mother’s story of enrolling her daughter in a local public school, and the surprising, necessary lessons she learned with her neighbors.

From the time Courtney E.


Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374116187
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Published: MCD - July 27th, 2021

A dramatic, revelatory account of the female inmate firefighters who battle California wildfires.


Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374602512
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 3rd, 2021

Raj Patel, the New York Times bestselling author of The Value of Nothing, teams up with physician, activist, and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition Rupa Marya to reveal the links between health and structural injustices--and to offer a new deep medicine that can heal our bodies and our world.


Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525575337
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Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A powerful study of how to bear witness in a moment when America is being called to do the same.”—Time
 
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. What can we learn from his struggle in our own moment?


Inhabiting the Negative Space (Sternberg Press / The Incidents) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9783956795817
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Published: Sternberg Press - August 3rd, 2021

A hopeful meditation on how periods of inactivity become reimagined as fertile spaces for design and how we might use this strange moment in history.

"Hi, everyone. I'm speaking to you from my apartment in Oakland, though I've virtually placed myself in the rose garden nearby."


The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593230800
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Published: One World - June 29th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From an award-winning journalist at The Atlantic, these searing essays make a damning case that cruelty is not merely an unfortunate byproduct of the Trump administration but its main objective and the central theme of the American project.


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