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Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Mike Wallace
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The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics
William J. Cooper Jr.
Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy - James T. Patterson Patterson's book is a short, informative look at the Brown decision, one that sets it into the context of its times and examines its impact -- and limits -- over the half-century that followed. Though there are more detailed studies of the decision, Patterson's book is a fine starting point for anyone seeking an introduction to the subject.