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Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper

Nicholas Irving · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From the legendary special operations sniper and bestselling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful book on the art of being a sniper. Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have...
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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

Richard White · Oxford University Press
Pages: 968
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded...
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No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden

Ian Gardner · Osprey Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Based on extensive interviews with the survivng veterans, No Victory in Valhalla relives the dramatic struggle of the famed "Screaming Eagles" paratroopers in some of the toughest fighting of World War II. Famously profiled in Band of Brothers, the division as a whole was awarded...
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A Brief History of WWI

Jon E. Lewis · Running Press; Revised edition
Format: Book

No other conflict has so dramatically illustrated the senselessness of war and shaped the modern world to the same extent, from its impact on the Russian Revolution and the rise of Hitler to the final break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of America. Contains over 180 compelling...
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The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

Thomas Fleming · Da Capo
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

In the months after her husband's death, Martha Washington told several friends that the two worst days of her life were the day George died - and the day Thomas Jefferson came to Mount Vernon to offer his condolences.What could elicit such a strong reaction from the nation's original...
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Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

Bryan Burrough · Penguin Press

From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970sThe Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The...
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The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

Helen Russell · Icon Books Ltd
Pages: 389
Format: eBook

'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' PD Smith, Guardian When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic:...
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Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Niles Eldredge · Columbia University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

All organisms and species are transitory, yet life endures. The origin, extinction, and evolution of species--interconnected in the web of life as "eternal ephemera"--are the concern of evolutionary biology. In this riveting work, renowned paleontologist Niles Eldredge follows...
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The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics

Sean Wilentz · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 364
Format: Print book

One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America's enduring struggle against economic inequality."There are two keys to unlocking the secrets of American politics and American political history." So begins The Politicians...
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American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Christian G. Appy · Viking
Format: Hardcover

"Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy." - Ken BurnsThe critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam's place in America's self-image. How did the Vietnam War change the way we think...
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Abe and Fido

Matthew Algeo · Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 2015.
Format: eBook

In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks, but none he dreaded more than telling his two youngest sons, Willie and Tad, that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying...
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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH · Random House
Pages: 331
Format: Hardcover

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature"A landmark." - Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth CenturyFor more than...
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