The compelling story of Charles Daniels, the first American swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal set against the rebirth of the modern Olympic Games in the Victorian age. The Watermen, a term used at the time to describe men skilled in water sports, tells an engrossing story of grit, of the growth of a […]
Radio Active tells the story of decades of activism of Joe Madison, AB ’71, a nationally known radio talk show host on the SiriusXM show “Urban View.” Co-written with Dave Canton, it traces his life from his childhood in a segregated neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio, to interviewing Barack Obama in the Oval Office. It’s a […]
This book from Alex Sandy Primm, AB ’67, is a collection of stories passed down over time from the distinctive people of the Ozark region. Shared to provide perspective on the landscape and people who inhabit the beautiful, culturally rich area of the Ozarks, Primm has assembled a group of oral histories that show essential […]
The Lost Cinema of Mexico challenges the dismissal of Mexican filmmaking during the 1960s through 1980s, an era long considered a low-budget departure from the artistic quality and international acclaim of the nation’s earlier Golden Age. Co-edited by Olivia C. Cosentino, AB ’14, with Brian Price, it examines the critical implications of discovering, uncovering and […]
When he was 28, Ben Westhoff, AB ’99, joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and was matched with 8-year-old Jorell. The two formed a strong bond, with Westhoff taking Jorell on his first plane trip and helping him open his first bank account. But in 2016, at age 19, Jorell was murdered. In this […]
From one of the sharpest political voices of our time, “They Knew” is New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior’s deep dive into the conspiracies that have shaped, and will continue to shape, our increasingly polarized democracy. In an age of QAnon and widespread misinformation, conspiracy theories cannot be dismissed as one-off or fringe belief systems. In “They Knew,” best-selling […]
An incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators.
Named one of the most-anticipated books of 2022, The Great Man Theory is about an armchair revolutionary desperate to save America from itself.
From Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what does a revolution look like? Discover the power of words and images in this thought-provoking look at protest art by highly acclaimed artivist De Nichols. From the psychedelic typography used in “Make Love Not War” posters of the ’60s to […]
hidden from public view, like an embarrassing family secret, scores of putative locks of George Washington’s hair are held, more than two centuries after his death, in the collections of America’s historical societies, public and academic archives, and museums. Excavating the origins of these bodily artifacts, Keith Beutler, PhD ’05 uncovers a forgotten strand of early American memory practices and emerging patriotic identity.
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