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    We Could Not Fail

    The First African Americans in the Space Program

    By Richard Paul and Steven Moss

    The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space program as an agent for social change, using federal equal employment opportunity... + More

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    Betting the Farm on a Drought

    Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change

    By Seamus McGraw

    Climate change has become one of the most polarizing issues of our time. Extremists on the left regularly issue hyperbolic jeremiads about the impending destruction of the environment, while extremists on the right counter with crass, tortured denials. But out in the vast middle are ordinary people dealing with stronger... + More

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    John Prine

    In Spite of Himself

    By Eddie Huffman

    With a range that spans the lyrical, heartfelt songs “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” and “Paradise” to the classic country music parody “You Never Even Called Me by My Name,” John Prine is a songwriter’s songwriter. Across five decades, Prine has created critically acclaimed albums—John Prine (one of Rolling Stone’s... + More

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    Dan Rizzie

    By Dan Rizzie

    Internationally acclaimed for paintings, collages, and prints that draw inspiration from sources as diverse as twentieth-century modernism, the geometry of Cubism and Minimalism, nineteenth-century English botanical illustrations, and the floral and geometic forms of traditional Indian and Egyptian art, Dan Rizzie is an artist with a seemingly endless capacity to... + More

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    Eli Reed

    A Long Walk Home

    Photographs by Eli Reed with an introduction by Paul Theroux

    Award-winning documentary photographer Eli Reed’s “long walk” has been a journey that has taken him from a low-income housing project in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to Harvard University and to membership in the elite international photojournalists’ collective, Magnum Photos. Reed’s quest to understand “what it means to be a human... + More

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Two Prospectors

Two Prospectors

The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

By Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

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The Devil's Backbone

The Devil's Backbone

By Bill Wittliff, illustrated by Jack Unruh

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The Eye of the Mammoth

The Eye of the Mammoth

Selected Essays

By Stephen Harrigan

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