Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying She could

Tap Code: The Epic Survival Tale of a Vietnam POW and the Secret Code That Changed Everything

Tap Code shares never before told details of underground operations during the Vietnam War while weaving in an inspiring story of true love, honor, and courage as husband and wife endured the hardest circumstances they had ever faced When Air Force pilot Captain Carlyle Smitty Harris was shot

All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy

A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice A whale of a tale, told clearly and quickly I read the entire book in almost one sitting Thomas E Ricks, New York Times Book Review The incredible story of the first African American military pilot, who went on to become a Paris nightclub

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

William Monroe Trotter 1872 1934 , though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized black working class citizens to wield their political power despite the

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on than twenty years

A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

The extraordinary story of four courageous women who helped form the Italian Resistance against the Nazis and the Fascists during the Second World War In the late summer of 1943, when Italy changed sides in WWII and the Germans, now their enemies, occupied the north of the country, an Italian

Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations

In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.The bond linking Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette constituted a singularly extraordinary friendship, one which played a key role in the making of

Educated

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and