Jeannie Vanasco

Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl

Jeannie Vanasco is the author of Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl. She lives in Baltimore and is an assistant professor at Towson University.

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Jay Varner

Nothing Left to Burn: A Memoir

Jay Varner is the author of Nothing Left to Burn. His writing has appeared in Bomb, Oxford American, and numerous other places. He teaches at James Madison University and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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John Vercher


John Vercher, is the author of a debut novel, Three-Fifths, which has received starred reviews from the Library Journal and Booklist, and was a Best Book of the Week in the New York Post. Vercher is a Philadelphia-based writer.

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Steve Vogel

Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War’s Most Audacious Espionage Operation

Steve Vogel, author of Betrayal in Berlin, is a veteran journalist who reported for the Washington Post for more than two decades. The author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation and The Pentagon: A History, he lives near Washington, D.C.

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Igor Volsky

Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns

Igor Volsky is the author of Guns Down and cofounder and executive director of Guns Down America, an organization dedicated to building a future with fewer guns. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CNBC television, and many radio shows.

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Penny Von Eschen

Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War

Penny Von Eschen is Professor of History and the William R Kenan, Jr Professor in American Studies at the University of Virginia. She is known for her works on American and African-American history, American diplomacy, the history of music, and their connections with decolonization.

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Kara Dixon Vuic

The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines

Kara Dixon Vuic, author of The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines, is the Lance Corporal Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society at Texas Christian University. She writes about the U.S. military, war, gender, and social change.

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