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

Written by Solomon Northup


Format: eBook, 225 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
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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 >
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

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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
Format: Trade Paperback
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...

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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.
Format: Trade Paperback
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... 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 Disc
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 >
Becoming Mr. October
Becoming Mr. October
Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker
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ISBN: 9780385533119
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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.95

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 >
Becoming Mr. October
Becoming Mr. October
Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker
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ISBN: 9780385533126
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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $13.99

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 >
Becoming Mr. October
Becoming Mr. October
Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker, Read by Reggie Jackson
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804148344
Our Price: $20.00

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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker
Read by Reggie Jackson


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $20.00

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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Sugar in the Blood
Sugar in the Blood
Written by Andrea Stuart
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307474544
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Sugar in the Blood
A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Written by Andrea Stuart


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.95

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a... Read more >
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No Name in the Street
No Name in the Street
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780804149662
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No Name in the Street

Written by James Baldwin


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $9.99

This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works.  In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain--the murders of... Read more >
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One Day When I Was Lost
One Day When I Was Lost
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780804149761
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One Day When I Was Lost

Written by James Baldwin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $9.99

Based on Alex Haley’s bestselling classic The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a rare, lucidly composed screenplay from one of America’s great masters of letters.Son of a Baptist minister; New York City hustler; honor student; convicted criminal; powerful minister in the Nation of Islam; father and husband: Malcolm X transformed himself, time... Read more >
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Three Lives
Three Lives
Written by Oliver Matuschek, Translated by Allan Blunden
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781906548292
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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: Hardcover, 386 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $32.00

My Three Lives was Stefan Zweig’s working title for The World of Yesterday, also published by Pushkin Press, and here Matuschek uses the title to reference the three major phases in Zweig’s life—the years of apprenticeship, the years of success as a professional "working writer" in Salzburg, and finally the years... Read more >
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Three Lives
Three Lives
Written by Oliver Matuschek, Translated by Allan Blunden
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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $18.95

Drawing on a great wealth of newly available sources, this definitive biography recounts the eventful life of a great writer spoilt by success-a life lived in the shadow of two world wars, and which ended tragically in a suicide pact.
Matuschek examines three major phases in the life of the... Read more >
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The Tao of Muhammad Ali
The Tao of Muhammad Ali
Written by Davis Miller
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ISBN: 9780804151719
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The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Written by Davis Miller


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

Muhammad Ali is the greatest boxer the world has ever known and the most charismatic athlete of all time. Adored by millions, Ali is a role model and symbol of courage to us all. Davis Miller was a small, sickly child mourning the loss of his mother when he first encountered... Read more >
A Scattered People
A Scattered People
Written by Gerald McFarland
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ISBN: 9780307828217
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A Scattered People

Written by Gerald McFarland


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $13.99

The movement of millions of ordinary people westward across the American continent was one of the great folk migrations of all time, stretching over two centuries and thousands of hard-traveled miles. Using a canvas as broad as the country itself, Gerald McFarland turns this journey into a resonant personal experience by... Read more >
Uncle Tom or New Negro?
Uncle Tom or New Negro?
Written by Rebecca Carroll
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ISBN: 9780307419538
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Uncle Tom or New Negro?
African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and UP FROM SLAVERY 100 Years Later
Written by Rebecca Carroll


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2013
Price: $11.99

On the ninetieth anniversary of Booker T. Washington’s death comes a passionate, provocative dialogue on his complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic autobiography, Up from Slavery.

Booker T. Washington was born a slave in 1858, yet roughly forty years later he had established the Tuskegee Institute. Befriended by a... Read more >
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Mom & Me & Mom
Mom & Me & Mom
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9781400066117
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Mom & Me & Mom

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $22.00

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The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.
 
For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being... Read more >
Mom & Me & Mom
Mom & Me & Mom
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780679645474
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Mom & Me & Mom

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.
 
For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being... Read more >
Mom & Me & Mom
Mom & Me & Mom
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780804120937
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Mom & Me & Mom

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $22.00

The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.
 
For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter... Read more >
Mom & Me & Mom
Mom & Me & Mom
Written by Maya Angelou, Read by Maya Angelou
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780449808221
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Mom & Me & Mom

Written by Maya Angelou
Read by Maya Angelou


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $30.00

The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.
 
For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter... Read more >
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