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All The President's Men

Bernstein Carl
Format: Book

The Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon administration remains as fascinating as it was 30 years ago. The account by reporters Bernstein and Woodward of how the Washington Post uncovered an intricate web of deception also remains engrossing because of its thriller-like quality

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The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

Joe Sacco · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Pages: 54
Format: Hardcover

From “the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist) comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I. Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers...
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By Permission of Heaven: The True Story of the Great Fire of London

Adrian Tinniswood · Riverhead Hardcover; 1st edition
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A work of dynamic history that depicts in fascinating detail the cataclysm that was the Great Fire of London and the modern European capital that rose from its ashes. By Permission of Heaven is a thrilling account of the Great Fire of London that makes terrific use of a vast array of first-person...
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The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

Marc Morris · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history: the Norman Conquest. An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom.An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest...
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Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941

Stanley Weintraub · Da Capo Press; Book Club Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock—in some cases overseas, elation—was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybodys mind. United States troops on Wake...
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Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485

John Julius Norwich
Format: Book

Both compelling history and a crucial contribution to Shakespeare studies, Shakespeare's Kings examines the real events behind the bard's history plays. of full-color photos.
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Dayton Duncan · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 403
Format: Print book

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The WarAmerica's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved,...
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Great White Fathers: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mount Rushmore

John Taliaferro · PublicAffairs
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The unlikely story of one of the oddest monuments in American history, its obsessive mastermind, and our misguided attempts to create an American heritage. . Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hoped that ten thousand years from now, when archaeologists came...
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A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry

R. Howard Bloch · Random House; First edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Bayeux Tapestry is the world’s most famous textile–an exquisite 230-foot-long embroidered panorama depicting the events surrounding the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is also one of history’s most mysterious and compelling works of art. This haunting stitched account...
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Format: Audiobook

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Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History, from the Restoration to the Present

Gary Taylor
Format: Book

In 1985 Gary Taylor caused worldwide controversy with his discovery of the poem "Shall I Die?", which he attributed to Shakespeare. Here he re-assesses the greatness of England's literary and cultural icon, examining the ways in which each era re-invents Shakespeare to s
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The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War

Martin Gilbert · Henry Holt and Co.; 1st edition
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From one of our most distinguished historians, an authoritative and vivid account of the devastating World War I battle that claimed more than 300,000 livesAt 7:30 am on July 1, 1916, the first Allied soldiers climbed out of their trenches along the Somme River in France and charged out into...
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