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    James Baldwin
    The FBI File
    Edited by William J. Maxwell
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Available in book form for the first time, the FBI's secret dossier on the legendary and controversial writer.Decades before Black Lives Matter returned James Baldwin to prominence, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI considered the Harlem-born author the most powerful broker between black art and black power. Baldwin’s... [READ MORE]
    Wish Lanterns
    Young Lives in New China
    By Alec Ash
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “One of the best [books] I’ve read about the individuals who make up a country that is all too often regarded as a monolith.” —Jonathan Fenby, Financial TimesIf China will rule the world one day, who will rule China? There are more than 320 million Chinese between the ages of sixteen and thirty. Children... [READ MORE]
    Wounded Titans
    American Presidents and the Perils of Power
    By Max Lerner, Edited by Robert Schmuhl, Foreword by David Greenberg
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “Readers who miss the magisterial pronunciamentos of the late Max Lerner . . . will relish this collection of Lerner’s writings on a subject that preoccupied him.” —Booklist Max Lerner taught generations of Americans about their government. For almost half a century, the office of the presidency preoccupied... [READ MORE]
    Aim High in Creation!
    A One-of-a-Kind Journey inside North Korea's Propaganda Machine
    By Anna Broinowski
    (Arcade Publishing)
    An Authentic Glimpse of a North Korea We’ve Never Seen Before, by a Prize-Winning Filmmaker Anna Broinowski is the only Westerner ever granted full access to North Korea’s propaganda machine, its film industry. Aim High in Creation! is her funny, surreal, insightful account of her twenty-one-day apprenticeship... [READ MORE]
    Alger Hiss: Framed
    A New Look at the Case That Made Nixon Famous
    By Joan Brady
    (Arcade Publishing)
    As a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Richard Nixon led the investigations that first drew attention to Alger Hiss and his purported ties to the Soviet regime. These investigations eventually led to the discovery of "proof" that Hiss was a mole in the State Department and precipitated... [READ MORE]
    A Rift in the Earth
    Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial
    By James Reston, Jr.
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story of the ferocious "art war" that raged between 1979 and 1984 over what kind of memorial should... [READ MORE]
    Children of Nazis
    The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Höss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy
    By Tania Crasnianski, Translated by Molly Grogan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five, or ten years old, surrounded by affectionate, all-powerful parents. Although innocent and unaware of what was happening at the time, they... [READ MORE]
    They stand proudly gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey. Their brows are marked by ornamental pediments. Greek columns stand as sentries by their entrances and stone medallions bedeck their chests. They are seven graceful relics of Beaux Arts New York, townhouses built more than... [READ MORE]
    In Broad Daylight
    The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets
    By Father Patrick Desbois, Introduction by Andrej Umansky
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In the Holocaust by Bullets, Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II, based on wartime documents, interviews with locals, and the application of modern forensic practices on long-hidden gravesites. Nearly a decade of further work... [READ MORE]
    Children of Nazis
    The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Hoss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy
    By Tania Crasnianski, Translated by Molly Grogan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Fascinating Story of Eight Children of Third Reich Leaders and their Journey from Descendants of Heroes to Descendants of Criminals In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five,... [READ MORE]
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