Auntie's Holiday Gift Guide: For the History Buff

She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next Cover Image
By Bridget Quinn, Nell Irvin Painter (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452173160
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2020

She Votes is an intersectional story of the women who won suffrage, and those who have continued to raise their voices for equality ever since.

From the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor, author Bridget Quinn shines a spotlight on the women who broke down barriers.


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis
 


The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982107529
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Published: Gallery/Jeter Publishing - August 18th, 2020

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks meets Get Out in this landmark investigation of racial inequality at the core of the heart transplant race.

In 1968, Bruce Tucker, a black man, went into Virginia’s top research hospital with a head injury, only to have his heart taken out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman.


Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136300
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Published: Crown - September 15th, 2020

The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War’s most intrepid female spy.


The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501159312
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 17th, 2020

A “fascinating slice of rarely considered American history” (Booklist)—the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life.

In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured the Everglades.


The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538715277
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 14th, 2020

"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR).


The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780451498632
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 5th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

"Gatsby-era noir at its best."--Erik Larson