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The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

Mary Elise Sarotte · Basic Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Publishers Weekly08/25/2014 The Soviet Union suffered the most significant symbolic defeat in the Cold War with the fall of the Berlin Wall, but Sarotte, professor of government and history at Harvard University, thinks that is only half of the story. What emerges from this detailed account...
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Shock Factor: American Snipers in the War on Terror

Jack Coughlin · St. Martin's Press; First Editon: November 2014 edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Shooter, comes a riveting narrative of how snipers have changed the course of America's war on al Qaida in the Middle East and Africa.Retired Marine sniper Jack Coughlin (Shooter) and John Bruning pull back the curtain of secrecy...
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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present and Future of a Four Billion Dollar Franchise

Chris Taylor · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

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Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

Mitchell Duneier · Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto -- a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.In this sweeping and original interpretation, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings...
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The conquest of the River Plate

R B Cunninghame Graham
Pages: 313
Format: Print book

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Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson

Christina Snyder · Oxford University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian America. Most often, this drama focuses on whites who turned west to conquer a continent, extending "liberty" as they went....
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson · Crown Publishers,
Pages: 430
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York,...
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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Ruth Goodman · Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From an historian who advised on the BBC's Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period...
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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow...
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Earth in Human Hands: The Rise of Terra Sapiens and Hope for Our Planet

David Grinspoon · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

For the first time in Earth's history, one species--humans--is knowingly altering our planet's evolution, exerting increasing influence and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without...
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The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

Robert P Watson · Da Capo Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Moored off the coast of Brooklyn, the derelict HMS Jersey was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Crammed below deck without light or fresh air, the disease-ridden prisoners were scarcely given food and water. More Americans...
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The History of the Book in 100 Books: The Complete Story, From Egypt to e-book

Roderick Cave · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

A study of books through history is a study of human history. In The History of the Book in 100 Books, the author explores 100 books that have played a critical role in the creation and expansion of books and all that they bring -- literacy, numeracy, expansion of knowledge, religion,...
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Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

LEONIE FRIEDA · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici returns to sixteenth-century Europe in this evocative and entertaining biography that recreates a remarkable era of French history and brings to life a great monarch - Francis I - who turned France into a great nation.Catherine de Medici's father-in-law,...
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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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