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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Trevor Noah's Born a Crime

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Narrated by Michael Gilboe /  26 minutes

Summary, Analysis, and Review of Trevor Noah's Born a Crime PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and... Read More »

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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me

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Narrated by Michael Gilboe /  30 minutes

Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and... Read More »

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Black Reconstruction in America

By David Levering Lewis & W. E. B. Du Bois
Narrated by Mirron Willis /  37 hours 25 minutes

This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society. Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America has justly been called a classic. Read More »

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Another Day in the Death of America

A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
By Gary Younge
Narrated by Mirron Willis /  10 hours 27 minutes

On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the United States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From... Read More »

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The Souls of Black Folk

By W. E. B. Du Bois
Narrated by Mirron Willis /  8 hours 32 minutes

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line," writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of fifteen essays dared to describe the racism that prevailed at that time in America-and to demand an end to it. Du Bois' writing draws on his early... Read More »

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We Were Eight Years in Power

An American Tragedy
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Narrated by Beresford Bennett /  13 hours 37 minutes

In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.

New York Times Bestseller • One of Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the Year • One of USA Today’s top 10 books of the year • A...
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Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates /  3 hours 35 minutes

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS...
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Hidden Figures

The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
By Margot Lee Shetterly
Narrated by Robin Miles /  10 hours 47 minutes

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the... Read More »

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Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?

Who Was?
By Who HQ & Sherri L. Smith
Narrated by Larry Herron / 

It's up, up, and away with the Tuskegee Airmen, a heroic group of African American military pilots who helped the United States win World War II.

During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered... Read More »

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Publication Date: August 07, 2018

The Amistad Rebellion

By Marcus Rediker
Narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez /  9 hours 36 minutes

The riveting account of the slave ship rebellion told for the first time from the slaves’ perspective. The slave ship Amistad set sail from Havana on July 2, 1839, on a routine delivery of human cargo. A few days into its voyage, the fifty-three African captives aboard would seize control and steer a new course—one that took them to freedom and... Read More »

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The Soloist

A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music
By Steve Lopez
Narrated by William Hughes /  6 hours 41 minutes

A moving story of the remarkable bond between a journalist in search of a story and a homeless, classically trained musician-now a major motion picture from DreamWorks starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. When Steve Lopez saw Nathaniel Ayers playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' skid row, he found it impossible to... Read More »

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Blood Diamonds

Tracing the Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
By Greg Campbell
Narrated by Tom Weiner /  7 hours 2 minutes

The diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into... Read More »

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