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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Blanche Wiesen Cook · Viking
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

"Outstanding ... A winning concluding volume in a series that does for Eleanor Roosevelt what Robert Caro has done for Lyndon Johnson." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred ReviewThe final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady.Historians, politicians, critics,...
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The English and Their History

Robert Tombs · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 1040
Format: Hardcover

Robert Tombs's momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country...
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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard · Doubleday
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime...
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His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

Joseph Lelyveld · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

From the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, an intimate and hugely insightful account of Roosevelt's final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion. Franklin D. Roosevelt...
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An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Peter Fritzsche · Basic Books
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilians made up the vast majority of those killed by war. On Europe's home front, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In An Iron...
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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

Wendy Warren · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The most important work on seventeenth-century New England in a generation. In the tradition of Edmund S. Morgan, whose American Slavery, American Freedom revolutionized colonial history, a new generation of historians is fundamentally rewriting America's beginnings. Nowhere is this...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestseller"Formidable and truth-dealing...necessary." -The New York Times"With the election looming, this eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant." -O Magazine In her groundbreaking bestselling...
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914

Richard J Evans · Viking
Pages: 928
Format: Print book

From the bestselling author of The Third Reich at War, a masterly account of Europe in the age of its global hegemony; the latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series Richard J. Evans, bestselling historian of Nazi Germany, returns with a monumental new addition to the acclaimed...
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In the Land of Giants: A Journey Through the Dark Ages

Max Adams · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A cultural exploration of the Dark Age landscapes of Britain that poses a significant question: Is the modern world simply the realization of our ancient past? The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers,...
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