Truevine is the true story of George and Willie Muse, two albino African American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.
Collects the most interesting Bill Murray anecdotes from the past forty years, many of which have never been made public, and pairs them with whimsical illustrations of the film star in various situations.
"From Tim Wu, author of award-winning The Master Switch, and who coined the phrase "net neutrality"—a revelatory look at the rise of "attention harvesting," and its transformative effect on our society and our selves"—
When he stumbles upon a treasure trove of rare books that once belonged to the Harvard philosopher William Ernst Hocking, the author, a disillusioned philosopher at sea in his marriage and career, begins to catalog and preserve this collection and rediscovers the very tenets of American philosophy, seeing them within a 21st-century context.
The stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster offers humorous, poignant essays describing her experience as a black woman in modern America on topics such as how she's been questioned on her love of Billy Joel and U2 and why you can't touch her hair.
Chronicles the life of a noted activist who wrote seven groundbreaking books, including her most famous, The Death and Life of Great American Cities; saved neighborhoods; stopped expressways; was arrested twice; and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debatesùall of which she won.
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.