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Thief-Taker Hangings: How Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard Captivated London and Created the Celebrity Criminal

Aaron Skirboll · Globe Pequot Press
Format: Hardcover

After the Glorious Revolution, a not so glorious age of lawlessness befell England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes ruled the land. Execution by hanging often punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring stories of fearless criminals proliferated, giving...
The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

Orlando Figes · Basic Books
Format: Kindle Edition

"A prize-winning historian presents a vivid revisionist account of the Soviet Union's collapse over the final five months of 1991"--Provided by publisher.
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program

Jeremy Scahill · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Major revelations about the US government's drone program - bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers...
The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown

Penny Junor · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana "a bit crowded" - esteemed royal biographer Penny Junor tells the unlikely and extraordinary story of the woman reviled...
America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation

John Bicknell · Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

The presidential election of 1844 was one of the two or three most momentous elections in American history. Had Henry Clay won instead of James K. Polk, we’d be living in a very different country today. Polk’s victory cemented the westward expansion that brought Texas, California,...
Timelines of History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events That Shaped the World, 2nd Edition

DK. · DK
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

Beginning with the emergence of our earliest African ancestors and taking readers through the history of cultures and nations around the world to arrive at the present day, Timelines of History caters to readers who want a broad overview, a good story to read, or the nitty-gritty of historical...
Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII

Deborah Cadbury · PublicAffairs
Format: eBook

In 1936, the British monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era—the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V’s sorely unequipped sons:•a stammering King George VI, terrified that the world...
Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War

Perry D. Jamieson · University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

When Gen. Robert E. Lee fled from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865, many observers did not realize that the Civil War had reached its nadir. A large number of Confederates, from Jefferson Davis down to the rank-and-file, were determined to continue fighting. Though Union...
Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Sarah Jaffe · Nation Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"Sarah Jaffe marches into the class war, fighting the good fight with a pen as sharp as any sword." - Bill Moyers"The most compelling social and political portrait of our age." - Robin D. G. KelleyWe are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social...
Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
Publish a Local History: A Step-by-Step Guide from Finding the Right Project to Finished Book

Dina C Carson · Iron Gate Publishing
Format: Print book

If want to write about your local area, or some aspect of your local area a historic home, a school, a business, a church, or an organization, this book will take you through the four stages of publishing projects show you how publishing works help you pick a project to publish lead...
Lincoln and the Jews : a history

Jonathan D Sarna · Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln's death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. [This book] provides readers both with a ... narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves...
Custer: The Making of a Young General

Edward G. Longacre · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The name George Armstrong Custer looms large in American history, specifically for his leadership in the American Indian Wars and unfortunate fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But before his time in the West, Custer began his career fighting for the Union in the Civil War. In Custer:...
God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi

John Safran · Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson, for fans of Serial.A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first...