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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

SIMON WINCHESTER · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement - precision - in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.The rise of manufacturing...
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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

Taylor Branch · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed America in the King Years, introduces selections from the trilogy in clear context and gripping detail. The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved miracles in constructive purpose and yet poignantly fell short. Here is the full...
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Whistlestop: Reporting the Stories that Make Campaign History

John Dickerson · Twelve
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From Face the Nation moderator and Slate political columnist John Dickerson, WHISTLESTOP tells the stories behind the stories of the most memorable and even forgotten moments in American presidential campaign history.The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential...
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The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities

William D. Cohan · Scribner
Pages: 653
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author William D. Cohan, whose reporting and writing have been hailed as "gripping" (the New York Times), "authoritative" (the Washington Post), and "seductively engrossing" (Chicago Tribune), presents a stunning new account of the Duke lacrosse...
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The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Ben Ehrenreich · Penguin Press
Pages: 428
Format: Print book

From an award-winning journalist, a brave and necessary immersion into the everyday struggles of Palestinian life Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families in its largest cities and its smallest...
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Rising in Flames: Sherman's March and the Fight for a New Nation

J D Dickey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestselling historian sheds new light on Sherman's epic "March to the Sea," especially the soldiers, doctors, nurses, and civilians who would change the nation for the better. America in the antebellum years was a deeply troubled country, divided by partisan...
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The Carnival Campaign: How the Rollicking 1840 Campaign of "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" Changed Presidential Elections Forever

Ronald G Shafer · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 279
Format: Print book

Americans have come to expect that the nation's presidential campaigns will be characterized by a carnival atmosphere emphasizing style over substance. But this fascinating account of the pivotal 1840 election reveals how the now-unavoidable traditions of big money, big rallies, shameless...
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The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976

Frank Diktter · Bloomsbury
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958-1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge...
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Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness

Keith O'Brien · St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

A reporting tour de force and an utterly gripping account Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals—and delighted that OBrien has brought his considerable skills to telling their story.  —Wayne Coffey, New York Times Book Review The Cardinals...
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The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Cathy Scott-Clark · Penguin Books
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive...
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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space - a powerful, revelatory contribution that...
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The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military

Rawn James Jr. · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

Executive Order 9981, issued by President Harry Truman on July 26, 1948, desegregated all branches of the United States military by decree. EO 9981 is often portrayed as a heroic and unexpected move by Truman. But in reality, Truman's history-making order was the culmination of more...
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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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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Harvard University Press
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War -- a conflict that...
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America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

Hugh Wilford · Basic Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From the 911 attacks to waterboarding to drone strikes, relations between the United States and the Middle East seem caught in a downward spiral. And all too often, the Central Intelligence Agency has made the situation worse. But this crisis was not a historical inevitabilityfar from...
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