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15 best nonfiction books of 2016

2. 'The Firebrand and the First Lady,' by Patricia Bell-Scott

(Knopf, 480 pp.)
Patricia Bell-Scott chronicles the life of activist-attorney Pauli Murray, the groundbreaking black feminist socialist with a special relationship to Eleanor Roosevelt. You can read the Monitor's full review of "The Firebrand and the First Lady" here.

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