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Unceasing Militant

by Karen Rigby

Alison M. Parker’s salient academic biography of undersung civil rights and women’s rights activist Mary Eliza Church Terrell analyzes excerpts from Terrell’s diary, letters, and autobiography to depict how personal and public... Read More

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The Last American Hero

by Joe Taylor

John Glenn, a prominent representative of the Greatest Generation, gets a dimensional treatment in Alice L. George’s biography, "The Last American Hero". While many Americans think of astronaut and senator John Glenn as “a bit of a... Read More

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Bundini

by Joe Taylor

Todd D. Snyder’s “collection of stories” about Muhammad Ali’s motivator and cornerman “Bundini” Brown vivifies the cultural icon who was instrumental to Ali’s success. "Bundini" is alive with voices. One of its primary... Read More

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Truganini

by Eileen Gonzalez

Truganini is a near-mythic figure in Australian history; called “the last Tasmanian,” she died in 1876. Drawing on contemporary sources, Cassandra Pybus reconstructs Truganini’s eventful life, from her early abuse at the hands of... Read More

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Kusama

by Peter Dabbene

Elisa Macellari’s graphic biography "Kusama" concentrates on the life and work of artist Yayoi Kusama. The book follows a natural arc, moving from Kusama’s childhood in Japan, and her first interest in art, to her years of growing... Read More

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