Category History

The Bohemians

At once an intimate portrait of an eclectic, unforgettable group of writers and a history of a cultural revolution in America, The Bohemians reveals how a brief moment on the western frontier changed our country forever.

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Empire of Cotton

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.

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Island on Fire

Island on Fire is the story not only of a single eruption but the people whose lives it changed, the dawn of modern volcanology, as well as the history—and potential—of other super-volcanoes like Laki around the world.

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A Delusion of Satan

This is a very informative and well-researched book about life amongst the early inhabitants of the greater Boston area  and how these folks ended up imprisoning and murdering a number of their own.

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Strong Inside

Based on more than eighty interviews, this fast-paced, richly detailed biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the SEC, digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a more complicated and profound story of sports pioneering than we’ve come to expect from the genre.

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An Unlikely Union

An Unlikely Union unfolds the dramatic story of how two of America’s largest ethnic groups learned to love and laugh with each other in the wake of decades of  animosity.

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The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe

The first full biography of Julia Ward Howe—the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic and an early and powerful feminist pioneer—a groundbreaking figure in the abolitionist and suffrage movements.

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Thank You, Sisters

“Thank You, Sisters” highlights the positive impact that sisters have had on a cross-section of Catholics.

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