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  • emAt the Dark End of the Streetem
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    At the Dark End of the Street

    Danielle McGuire, assistant history professor at Wayne State University, recounts the politically active life of Rosa Parks, a side of the civil rights figure that the author contends has…

  • emKearnys Marchem
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    Kearny's March

    Winston Groom recounts General Stephen Watts Kearney’s command of 2,000 American soldiers who marched from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to California in 1846. General Kearney was under orders from President…

  • emJimmy and Rosalynn Carter The Georgia Years 19241974em
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    Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter: The Georgia Years, 1924-1974

    E. Stanly Godbold presented a dual biography of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. In the first of two planned volumes, Mr. Godbold recounted the Carters' childhoods in Plains, Georgia, their…

  • emAmerica Aflameem
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    America Aflame

    David Goldfield examines the social and political factors leading up to the start of the Civil War, focusing on the role that religion played. Professor Goldfield reports on how…

  • emTo Conquer Hellem
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    To Conquer Hell

    Edward Lengel talked about his book To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918, published by Henry Holt and Co. In his book Professor Lengel recounts the World War I battle at Meuse-Argonne…

  • emThe Colfax Massacreem
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    The Colfax Massacre

    LeeAnna Keith talked about her book The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror, and the Death of Reconstruction, published by Oxford University Press, USA. In her…

  • emAmerican Gunfight  The Plot to Kill Harry Trumanem
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    American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman

    Stephen Hunter talked about his book American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman--and the Shoot-Out that Stopped It, published by Simon and Schuster. With journalist John Bainbridge,…