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Black Fortunes
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 29 Ratings

Black Fortunes

By Shomari Wills

  • Release Date: 2018-01-30
  • Genre: History

“By telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, to business history, and to American history.”—Margot Lee Shetterly, New York Times Bestselling author of Hidden FiguresBetween the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of industrious, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success.Mary Ell...

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These Truths: A History of the United States
Score: 4
4
From 79 Ratings

These Truths: A History of the United States

By Jill Lepore

  • Release Date: 2018-09-18
  • Genre: United States

“Nothing short of a masterpiece.”—NPR Books A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.Widely hailed for its “sweeping, sobering account of the American past” (New York Times Book Review), Jill Lepore’s one-volume history of America places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’...

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Fly Girls
Score: 4
4
From 34 Ratings

Fly Girls

By Keith O’Brien

  • Release Date: 2018-08-07
  • Genre: United States

A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer   Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded together to break through the entrenched prejudice.Fly Girls weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school d...

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The Radium Girls
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 91 Ratings

The Radium Girls

By Kate Moore

  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Genre: History

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! "the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books  The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls...

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The Lost City of the Monkey God
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 318 Ratings

The Lost City of the Monkey God

By Douglas Preston

  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Genre: History

The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and National Geographic: acclaimed journalist Douglas Preston takes readers on a true adventure deep into the Honduran rainforest in this riveting narrative about the discovery of a lost civilization -- culminating in a stunning medical mystery.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White ...

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Hiroshima
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 69 Ratings

Hiroshima

By John Hersey

  • Release Date: 2017-05-17
  • Genre: Military

Hiroshima is a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey. It tells the stories of six survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, covering a period of time immediately prior to and one year after the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945. It was originally published in The New Yorker. Although the story was originally scheduled to be published over four issues, the entire edition of August 31, 1946 was dedicated to the article. The article and subsequent book are regarded as one of the earliest examples of...

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