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Five Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FIVE BOOKS

Five Books for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Reading to explore and celebrate the life -- and extend the legacy -- of the great civil rights leader.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

LIVES

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Posted by Barbara Spindel ×

A new life of the great foe of slavery and racism contends with its subject's own monumental work of autobiography.
Nightfall in Memphis

CIVIL RIGHTS

Nightfall in Memphis

By Steve King ×

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, writers consider the shattering impact of his death, and the mission still unfinished.
Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

AMERICAN HISTORY

Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

Reviewed by Julia M. Klein ×

A historian attempts to chart the very different lives of Thomas Jefferson's children.
Refinery Town

BUSINESS

Refinery Town

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

A look at the impact of the petroleum industry on one American city yields a portrait of a community struggling to put its future in the hands of its residents. Review by Peter Lewis.
The Making of a Sundown Town: Patrick Phillips on “Blood at the Root”

AMERICAN HISTORY

The Making of a Sundown Town: Patrick Phillips on “Blood at the Root”

A Conversation with Tayari Jones ×

Over a thousand black residents of one Georgia county were driven from their homes in a wave of violence in 1912. In "Blood at the Root," Patrick Phillips investigates the history of an act of...
2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

AWARDS

2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

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Ten titles in the running for 2016's National Book Award for Fiction.
2016 NBA Longlists: Nonfiction

AWARDS

2016 NBA Longlists: Nonfiction

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The ten works of nonfiction on this year's list touch on topics ranging from the history of slavery to the ethics of a "big data" society.