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Walls
Walls

David Frye

In Walls historian David Frye tells the epic story of history's greatest manmade barriers, from ancient times to the present. It is a haunting and frequently eye-opening saga—one that reveals a startling link between what we build and how we live. With Frye as our raconteur-guide, we journey...
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Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society
Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society

William Oldfield

The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America's industrial heartland—featuring fascinating and never-before-seen documents and photos from the Oldfield...
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Scarface and the Untouchable
Scarface and the Untouchable

Max Allan Collins

At last, the definitive history of Al Capone, Eliot Ness's Untouchables, and gangster-era Chicago – a landmark magnum opus on America's great crime epic that reads like a novel"REVOLUTIONIZES OUR UNDERSTANDING OF AL CAPONE AND ELIOT NESS." — Matthew Pearl • "GRIPPING. READS LIKE A NOVEL."...
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Fly Girls
Fly Girls

Keith O'Brien

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER "Exhilarating." —New York Times Book Review "Riveting." —People"Keith O'Brien has brought these women—mostly long-hidden and forgotten—back into the light where they belong. And he's done it with grace, sensitivity and a cinematic eye for detail that...
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Chesapeake Requiem
Chesapeake Requiem

Earl Swift

A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction "BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING AND TRUE." — Hampton Sides • "GORGEOUS. A TRULY REMARKABLE BOOK." — Beth Macy • "GRIPPING. FANTASTIC." — Outside...
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The Desert and the Sea
The Desert and the Sea

Michael Scott Moore

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a riveting,thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration...
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A Bite-Sized History of France
A Bite-Sized History of France

Stéphane Henaut

One of The Christian Science Monitor's “Ten Best Books of July"One of Time magazine's “22 Books to Read this Summer"One of AFAR magazine's “8 New Books You Need to Read Before Flying to France"“It's the authors' friendly accessibility that makes these stories so memorable."—Christine...
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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Mandela, Nelson; Venter, Sahm; Dlamini-Mandela, Zamaswazi

An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa’s apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African...
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The Moralist
The Moralist

Patricia O'Toole

"Lucid and elegant...On Wilson's tortured entrance into World War I, [O'Toole] is truly superb...As a study of Wilson's relationship with Europe, and the intrigues of his foreign policy administration, the book is exemplary."—The New York Times "O'Toole does full justice to Wilson's...
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Without Precedent
Without Precedent

Paul, Joel Richard

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more...
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Bygone Badass Broads
Bygone Badass Broads

Mackenzi Lee

Based on Mackenzi Lee's popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios, and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these...
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