Books by Philip Dray
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Fresh Air's resident book critic selects her favorite reads from the year, including Patti Smith's moving memoir, a feminist slant on election season and a new history of labor unions.
Not all of the epic stories in American history are well known. Consider the lives of the first black members of Congress. They served during the Reconstruction era, just after the Civil War. Historian Phillip Dray talks with NPR's Tony Cox about his book, Capitol Men.