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Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role...
Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives.

David Denby · Picador Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape livesIt's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with...
A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols

Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Combining keen analysis of current events with world history, Tim Marshall, author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, "one of the best books on geopolitics you could imagine," (The Evening Standard) , explains flags and their symbols - how their power is used...
The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace

Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found...
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

JEFFREY KLUGER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three...
Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring It Home

Victoria Bruce · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense.American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government,...
Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s

Charles Taylor · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"Movie criticism's Dostoyevsky . . . Taylor reveals a national identity forged from the innocence we claim to have lost but never had in the first place." --Steve Erickson, author of ZerovilleWhen we think of '70s cinema, we think of classics like The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and The Wild...
The Little Book of Big History: The Story of the Universe, Human Civilization, and Everything in Between

Ian Crofton · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A lively history of the universe and human civilization, this authoritative volume tells the story of the cosmos, the stars, and human development on earth.The Little Book of Big History is an endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day,...
The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era? The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also...
Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk

Craig R. Roach · BenBella Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Imagine your life without the internet. Without phones. Without television. Without sprawling cities. Without the freedom to continue working and playing after the sun goes down. Electricity is at the core of all modern life. It has transformed our society more than any other technology....