The 11 tracks on Gerson’s sixth CD feature her singing original songs. The San Francisco Chronicle called her an “underground songwriting master,” and the Palo Alto Daily News compared Gerson to Carole King, Laura Nyro, and Tori Amos. Founder of San Francisco Vocal Coaching, Gerson writes for The Huffington Post and was scheduled to appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this fall.
(University of North Carolina Press)
The author examines the central role African-American soldiers played in World War I and how they, along with activists and ordinary citizens, fought for democracy at home and beyond. The war, he argues, was a “turning point in the struggle for African-American freedom, citizenship, and self-determination.” Williams is an associate professor of history at Hamilton College.
In this examination of the growing feminist movement within Islam, the author profiles male and female activists in the Middle East who are working within the tenets of Islam to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women. Coleman is a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.