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Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama
Written by Peter Slevin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307958822
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Michelle Obama
A Life
Written by Peter Slevin


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2015
Price: $27.95

An inspiring story, richly detailed and written with élan, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely first lady in modern American history. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows... Read more >
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Michelle Obama
A Life
Written by Peter Slevin


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2015
Price: $13.99

An inspiring story, richly detailed and written with élan, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely first lady in modern American history. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows... Read more >
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Written by Langston Hughes, Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel
Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $18.99

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes’s journey in all its...

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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Written by Langston Hughes, Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375413797
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $35.00

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes’s journey in all its...

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Gambling
Gambling
Written by Harry Belafonte
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ISBN: 9781101912010
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Gambling
Vegas, Birmingham, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Harry Belafonte


Format: eBook, 32 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
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A participant’s portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, from Harry Belafonte’s memoir of activism and entertainment, My Song.

Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 was one of the most segregated cities in America. It had segregated lunch counters, restrooms, and water fountains. It had a nickname, “Bombingham,” for the... Read more >
A Man of Good Hope
A Man of Good Hope
Written by Jonny Steinberg
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ISBN: 9780385352727
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A Man of Good Hope

Written by Jonny Steinberg


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $26.95

In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city’s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout...

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A Man of Good Hope
A Man of Good Hope
Written by Jonny Steinberg
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A Man of Good Hope

Written by Jonny Steinberg


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $13.99

In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city’s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout...

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Rainbow in the Cloud
Rainbow in the Cloud
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780812996456
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Rainbow in the Cloud
The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $20.00

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing. Through a long and prolific career in letters, she became one of the most celebrated... Read more >
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Rainbow in the Cloud
Rainbow in the Cloud
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780812996463
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Rainbow in the Cloud
The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $9.99

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing. Through a long and prolific career in letters, she became one of the most celebrated... Read more >
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Convirtiendome en el Sr. Octubre
Convirtiendome en el Sr. Octubre
Written by Reggie Jackson
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ISBN: 9780804172547
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Convirtiendome en el Sr. Octubre

Written by Reggie Jackson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $9.99

Los Yankees de Nueva York versus los Red Sox de Boston, septiembre 1977:
¿Le pides a Babe Ruth que toque la bola, o a Cookie Lavagetto, Willie McCovey o Phil Rizzuto?
Pero yo estaba aprendiendo. Billy Martin me dijo que tocara la bola y me preparé para hacerlo. Pero Reggie Cleveland... Read more >
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Convirtiendome en el Sr. Octubre
Convirtiendome en el Sr. Octubre
Written by Reggie Jackson
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ISBN: 9780804172530
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Convirtiendome en el Sr. Octubre

Written by Reggie Jackson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $16.95

Los Yankees de Nueva York versus los Red Sox de Boston, septiembre 1977:
¿Le pides a Babe Ruth que toque la bola, o a Cookie Lavagetto, Willie McCovey o Phil Rizzuto?
Pero yo estaba aprendiendo. Billy Martin me dijo que tocara la bola y me preparé para hacerlo. Pero Reggie Cleveland... Read more >
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Black Prophetic Fire
Black Prophetic Fire
Written by Cornel West and Christa Buschendorf
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807003527
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Black Prophetic Fire

Written by Cornel West and Christa Buschendorf


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.95

An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.

In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X... Read more >
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Black Prophetic Fire

Written by Cornel West and Christa Buschendorf


Format: eBook, 248 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.95

An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.

In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X... Read more >
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Bolano
A Biography in Conversations
Written by Monica Maristain


Format: eBook0
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, the author of the international bestsellers The Savage Detectives and 2666

How to know the man behind works of fiction so prone to extravagance? In the first biography of Chilean novelist and poet Roberto Bolaño, journalist Mónica Maristain tracks Bolaño from his childhood in Chile... Read more >
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Becoming Mr. October
Becoming Mr. October
Written by Reggie Jackson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307476807
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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $16.95

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...

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12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave
Written by Solomon Northup
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551997339
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12 Years a Slave

Written by Solomon Northup


Format: eBook, 225 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $1.99

One of the best and most enduring of the slave narratives, it is a frank, incisive depiction of slavery in the American south.
 
Solomon was an African American born free in New York during the 19th century, but was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the south. Twelve Years a... Read more >
In Black and White
In Black and White
Written by Wil Haygood
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804172523
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In Black and White
The Life of Sammy Davis Junior
Written by Wil Haygood


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: May 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

He was, for decades, one of the most recognizable figures in the cultural landscape, his image epitomizing a golden age of American show business. His career spanned a lifetime, but for years he has remained hidden behind the persona he so vigorously generated, and so fiercely protected. Now, in this surprising... Read more >
Casi una Mujer
Casi una Mujer
Written by Esmeralda Santiago
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ISBN: 9780804153393
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Casi una Mujer

Written by Esmeralda Santiago


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2014
Price: $9.99

A simultaneous Spanish-language edition, originally translated for Vintage by
Nina Torres-Vidal

In her new memior, the acclaimed author of When I Was Puerto Rican continues the riveting chronicle of her life.

"Negi," as Santiago's family affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in 1961 to live in a three-bedroom tenement apartment with seven siblings, and... Read more >
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Even the Stars Look Lonesome
Even the Stars Look Lonesome
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780804152419
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Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2014
Price: $9.99

See the difference, read Maya Angelou in Large Print

* About Large Print
All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface



This wise book is the wonderful continuation of the bestselling Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she... Read more >
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Written by Jeanne Theoharis
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ISBN: 9780807033326
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $17.50

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013


The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the...

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Madiba A to Z
Madiba A to Z
Written by Danny Schechter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609805593
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Madiba A to Z
The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
Written by Danny Schechter


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $35.00

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an unexpurgated collection of the views and opinions of South Africa's first Black president, and it draws on...

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Madiba A to Z
Madiba A to Z
Written by Danny Schechter
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ISBN: 9781609805579
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Madiba A to Z
The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
Written by Danny Schechter


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $16.95

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an unexpurgated collection of the views and opinions of South Africa's first Black president, and it draws on...

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Madiba A to Z
The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
Written by Danny Schechter


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $16.95

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an unexpurgated collection of the views and opinions of South Africa's first Black president, and it draws on...

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Life Upon These Shores
Life Upon These Shores
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307476852
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Life Upon These Shores
Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $35.00

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.

Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more than seven hundred images—ancient maps, fine art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters—Life Upon These Shores... Read more >
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Becoming Mr. October
Becoming Mr. October
Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker, Read by Reggie Jackson
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804148337
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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker
Read by Reggie Jackson


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc0
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $40.00

A soul-baring, brutally candid, and richly eventful memoir of the two years—1977 and 1978—when Reggie Jackson went from outcast to Yankee legend

In the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player of the Oakland A’s dynasty, which won three straight World Series, he... Read more >
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