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POTOSI, VOLUME 27: THE SILVER CITY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Lane, Kris
"For anyone who wants to learn about the rise and decline of Potosí as a city . . . Lane's book is the ideal place to begin."--The New York Review of Books In 1545, a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia.
March 16, 2021 | Paperback | University of California Press | 272 Pages |
$26.95
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KING AND EMPEROR: A NEW LIFE OF CHARLEMAGNE

Written by Nelson, Janet L
"King and Emperor takes on the compelling suspense of good detective work as well as good history."--The Wall Street Journal Charles I, often known as Charlemagne, is one of the most extraordinary figures ever to rule an empire.
June 8, 2021 | Paperback | University of California Press | 704 Pages |
$26.95
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TALKING AT THE GATES: A LIFE OF JAMES BALDWIN (SECOND EDITION, REISSUE, WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION)

Written by Campbell, James
An intimate portrait of Baldwin's mythic life. James Baldwin was one of the most incisive and influential American writers of the twentieth century. Active in the civil rights movement and open about his homosexuality, Baldwin was celebrated for eloquent analyses of social unrest in his essays and for daring portrayals of sexuality and interracial relationships in his fiction.
February 23, 2021 | Paperback | University of California Press | 416 Pages |
$19.95
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DECIPHERING AZTEC HIEROGLYPHS: A GUIDE TO NAHUATL WRITING

Written by Whittaker, Gordon
A portal to the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Aztec Empire. For more than three millennia the cultures of Mesoamerica flourished, yielding the first cities of the Western Hemisphere and developing writing systems that could rival those of the East in their creativity and efficiency.
April 19, 2021 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 224 Pages |
$34.95
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JUSTICE, JUSTICE THOU SHALT PURSUE, VOLUME 2: A LIFE'S WORK FIGHTING FOR A MORE PERFECT UNION

Written by Tyler, Amanda L
Tracing the long history of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's work for gender equality and a "more perfect Union"
March 16, 2021 | Hardcover | University of California Press | 288 Pages |
$26.95
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TO WRITE AS IF ALREADY DEAD

Written by Zambreno, Kate
To Write as if Already Dead circles around Kate Zambreno's failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert's To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life.
June 22, 2021 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 192 Pages |
$18.00
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B-SIDE BOOKS: ESSAYS ON FORGOTTEN FAVORITES

There are the acknowledged classics of world literature: the canonical works assigned in schools, topping every must-read list . . . and then there are the B-Sides. These are the books that slipped through the cracks, went unread, missed their rightful appointment with posterity. They were ahead of their times or behind their times or on a whole different schedule than the rest of the universe.
June 1, 2021 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 296 Pages |
$26.00
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HITLER'S COSMOPOLITAN BASTARD: COUNT RICHARD COUDENHOVE-KALERGI AND HIS VISION OF EUROPE

Written by Bond, Martyn
In the turbulent period following the First World War the young Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi founded the Pan-European Union, offering a vision of peaceful, democratic unity for Europe, with no borders, a common currency, and a single passport.
April 15, 2021 | Hardcover | McGill-Queen's University Press | 464 Pages |
$39.95
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CHARLOTTE DELBO: A LIFE RECLAIMED

Written by Dunant, Ghislaine
In 1943, Charlotte Delbo and 229 other women were deported to a station with no name, which they later learned was Auschwitz. Arrested for resisting the Nazi occupation of Paris, Delbo was sent to the camps, enduring both Auschwitz and Ravensbrück for twenty-seven months.
May 28, 2021 | Paperback | University of Massachusetts Press | 472 Pages |
$24.95
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AIN'T I A WOMAN: BLACK WOMEN AND FEMINISM

Written by Hooks, Bell
A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood.
October 20, 2014 | PB | Routledge |
$34.95

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