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Cover Art for 9780141939001, Interventions by Kofi Annan
A Life in War and Peace
Cover Art for 9781590300381, Stories Of God by Rainer Maria Rilke
A Brief History of Humankind
Cover Art for 9781846683817, SPQR by Mary Beard
Cover Art for 9781784161859, A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Cover Art for 9781631492228, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Cover Art for 9781474603553, East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands
Cover Art for 9781473691278, On This Day in History by Dan Snow
Cover Art for 9781474608138, The Ratline by Philippe Sands
Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive
Cover Art for 9780190846992, Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution by W. Caleb McDaniel
Cover Art for 9781250214850, The End of the Myth by Greg Grandin
From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
Cover Art for 9781408864395, The Anarchy by William Dalrymple
The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
Cover Art for 9781640301924, The Book of This Day in History by Publications International Ltd.
Cover Art for 9781913348472, The Palace Letters: the Queen, the governor-general, and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam by Professor Jenny Hocking
Cover Art for 9780062444035, The Women's History of the Modern World by Rosalind Miles
How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years
Cover Art for 9781250756121, Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs
How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation
Cover Art for 9780393635546, The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine by Janice P. Nimura
Cover Art for 9781922310248, The Palace Letters by Professor Jenny Hocking
What role did the queen play in the governor-general Sir John Kerr's plans to dismiss prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975, which unleashed one of the most divisive episodes in Australia's political history? And why weren't we told? Under the cover of being designated as private correspondence, the letters between the queen and the governor-general about the dismissal have been locked away for decades in the National Archives of Australia, and embargoed by the queen potentially forever. This ruse has furthered the fiction that the queen and the Palace had no warning of or role in Kerr's actions. In the face of this, Professor Jenny Hocking embarked on a four-year legal battle to force the Archives to release the letters. In 2015, she mounted a crowd-funded campaign, securing a stellar pro bono team that took her case all the way to the High Court of Australia. Now, drawing on never-before-published material from Kerr's archives and her submissions to the court, Hocking traces the collusion and deception behind the dismissal, and charts the private role of High Court judges, the queen's private secretary, and the leader of the opposition, Malcolm Fraser, in Kerr's actions, and the prior knowledge of the queen and Prince Charles. Hocking also reveals the obstruction, intrigue, and duplicity she faced, raising disturbing questions about the role of the National Archives in preventing access to its own historical material and in enforcing royal secrecy over its documents.
Cover Art for 9781602068681, The Servile State by Hilaire Belloc
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was one of the most respected men of his day for his learning, insight, wit, and brilliant literary style. Author of over a hundred books and articles, Belloc was a journalist, polemicist, social and political analyst, literary critic, poet, and novelist. The Servile Statehas endured as his most important political work. The effect of socialist doctrine on capitalist society, Belloc wrote, is to produce a third thing different from either--the servile state, today commonly called the welfare state.
Cover Art for 9780062444035, The Women's History of the Modern World by Rosalind Miles

The Women's History of the Modern World

How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years

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The internationally bestselling author of Who Cooked the Last Supper? presents a wickedly witty and very current history of the extraordinary female rebels, reactionaries, and trailblazers who left their mark on history from the French Revolution up to the present day. Now is the time for a new women’s history — for the famous, infamous, and unsung women to get their due — from the Enlightenment to the #MeToo movement. Recording the important milestones in the birth of the modern feminist movement and the rise of women into greater social, economic, and political power, Miles takes us through through a colorful pageant of astonishing women, from heads of state like Empress Cixi, Eugenia Charles, Indira Gandhi, Jacinda Ardern, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to political rainmakers Kate Sheppard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna Stout, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisholm, Winnie Mandela, STEM powerhouses Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Sophia Kovalevskaya, Marie Curie, and Ada Lovelace, revolutionaries Olympe de Gouges, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Patyegarang, and writer/intellectuals Mary Wollstonecraft, Simon de Beauvoir, Elaine Morgan, and Germaine Greer. Women in the arts, women in sports, women in business, women in religion, women in politics—this is a one-stop roundup of the tremendous progress women have made in the modern era. A testimony to how women have persisted — and excelled — this is a smart and stylish popular history for all readers.
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Three Mothers

How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

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In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them, who were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. Berdis, Alberta, and Louise passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning--from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through writing, to Alberta basing all of her lessons in faith and social justice. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America's racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families' safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers. These women, their similarities and differences, as individuals and as mothers, represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of Black motherhood long overdue.