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1619
1619

James Horn

An extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in handAlong the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other that would profoundly shape the course...
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Capitalism in America
Capitalism in America

Greenspan, Alan; Wooldridge, Adrian

From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen.Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial...
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Valley Forge
Valley Forge

Drury, Bob; Clavin, Tom

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is return with one of the most inspiring—and underappreciated—chapters in American history: the story of the Continental Army’s six-month transformation in Valley Forge.December 1777. It is 18 months after the signing...
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1918
1918

Richard van Emden

1918: The Final Year of the Great War to Armistice is the next volume in the remarkable series of books from the best-selling First World War historian Richard van Emden. Revisiting the winning formula of diaries and memoirs, and above all original photographs taken on illegally-held cameras...
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The Order of the Day
The Order of the Day

Éric Vuillard

Winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt, this behind-the-scenes account of the manipulation, hubris, and greed that together led to Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria brilliantly dismantles the myth of an effortless victory and offers a dire warning for our current political crisis.February...
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The Escape Artists
The Escape Artists

Neal Bascomb

"Bascomb has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly. The story brims with adventure, suspense, daring, and heroism." —David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Neal Bascomb, New York Times best-selling author, delivers...
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101 Things You Didn't Know about World War I
101 Things You Didn't Know about World War I

Erik Sass

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, here are 101 little-known and fascinating facts about its history. In this informative, accessible look at World War I, you'll find a complete overview of this critical historical event, its long-standing impact, and little-known...
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Pandemic 1918
Pandemic 1918

Catharine Arnold

Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu — Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.In January 1918, as World War I raged on, a new and terrifying virus began to spread across the globe. In three...
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American Cookie
American Cookie

Anne Byrn

From the beloved author of the bestselling Cake Mix Doctor series and American Cake comes a delicious tour of America's favorite treats, cookies, and candies. Each of America's little bites—cookies, candies, wafers, brittles—tells a big story, and each speaks volumes about what was going...
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More Than a Game
More Than a Game

David K. Wiggins

More than a Game discusses how African American men and women sought to participate in sport and what that participation meant to them, the African American community, and the United States more generally. Recognizing the complicated history of race in America and how sport can both divide...
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Lady Killers
Lady Killers

Tori Telfer

Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column "Lady Killers," this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages. When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper,...
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