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“There are surprises—[Gates] finds a common ancestor between Queen Noor of Jordan and African-American academic Elizabeth Alexander; both are 37th great-granddaughters of Charlemagne—and in getting such subjects as Mike Nichols to open up about their pasts, he finds how powerfully the past informs the present. Gates offers a book stuffed with epiphanies that will spark curiosity among readers about their own ancestry as well as their possible connections to each other.”

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction: Looking at Faces
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. A Note on DNA Testing
  2. pp. 10-13
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  1. 1 Mike Nichols
  2. pp. 14-33
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  1. 2 Meryl Streep
  2. pp. 34-50
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  1. 3 Queen Noor
  2. pp. 51-71
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  1. 4 Louise Erdrich
  2. pp. 72-90
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  1. 5 Yo-Yo Ma
  2. pp. 91-106
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  1. 6 Dr. Mehmet Oz
  2. pp. 107-127
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  1. 7 Mario Batali
  2. pp. 128-145
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  1. 8 Elizabeth Alexander
  2. pp. 146-169
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  1. 9 Malcolm Gladwell
  2. pp. 170-191
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  1. 10 Stephen Colbert
  2. pp. 192-215
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  1. 11 Kristi Yamaguchi
  2. pp. 216-233
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  1. 12 Eva Longoria
  2. pp. 234-248
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  1. DNA Appendix
  2. pp. 249-256
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 257-277
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 278
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814733202
Related ISBN
9780814732649
MARC Record
OCLC
651663937
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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