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The Harlem Hellfighters

Written by Max Brooks
Illustrated by Caanan White

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-46497-2 (0-307-46497-0)

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THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment—the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina... Read more >

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Return to my Native Land

Written by Aime Cesaire
Illustrated by Peter de Francia
Translated by John Berger and Anya Bostock

Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Archipelago
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-935744-94-8 (1-935744-94-1)

A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant rhythms, Césaire considered this work a "break into the forbidden," at once... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Claire of the Sea Light

Written by Edwidge Danticat

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47227-4 (0-307-47227-2)

A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
A Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book
An NPR "Great Read" 
A Library Journal Top Book

Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Written by David Brion Davis

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26909-6 (0-307-26909-4)

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47680-7 (0-307-47680-4)

A soul-baring, brutally candid, and highly colorful memoir of the two years—1977 and 1978—when Reggie Jackson went from being an outcast to a Yankee legend.

In the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player on the Oakland A's dynasty teams, he was the... Read more >

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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7872-8 (0-8129-7872-2)

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In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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