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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

MARK FELTON · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Vincigliata Castle, a menacing medieval fortress set in the beautiful Tuscan hills, has become a very special prisoner of war camp on Benito Mussolini's personal order. Within are some of the most senior officers of the Allied army, guarded by almost two hundred Italian soldiers and a vicious...
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The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699

Ian Mortimer · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The past is another country - this is your guidebook, from nationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England. Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys's diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares....
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Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations

Garsoc O'Toole · Little A
Pages: 383
Format: Hardcover

How one man corrected hundreds of modern misquotations infecting the Internet, our books, and our minds.Everywhere you look, you'll find viral quotable wisdom attributed to icons ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Mark Twain, from Cicero to Woody Allen. But more often than not, these attributions...
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30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South

Bill Steigerwald · Lyons Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow...
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The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police

Frank McDonough · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Written with access to previously unpublished records, this is the fullest and most definitive account available on Hitler's secret police, the Gestapo. The book illustrates how, despite its material constraints, this group was able to extend its reach widely and quickly by manipulating...
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All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Stephanie Elizondo Griest · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically transformed in her absence. Ravaged by drug wars and barricaded by an eighteen-foot steel...
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Maximinus Thrax: From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome

Paul N. Pearson · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The first full-length biography of the half-barbarian emperor. Maximinus was a Thracian tribesman "of frightening appearance and colossal size" who could smash stones with his bare hands and pull fully laden wagons unaided. Such feats impressed the emperor Severus who enlisted...
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Madame President

Helene Cooper · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

Christopher Knowlton · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention...
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The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family

Nina Sankovitch · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in the 1800s, and scientists and artists flourishing in the 1900s. For the first time,...
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Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth

Holger Hoock · Crown
Pages: 559
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's foundingThe American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best...
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Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Kathleen M Kendrick · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

This fully illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's newest museum takes visitors on a journey through the richness and diversity of African American culture and the history of a people whose struggles, aspirations, and achievements have shaped the nation. Opened in September 2016, the National...
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Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

Victor Sebestyen · Pantheon
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating biography of the man who helped launch the Russian Revolution, which uses the personal - including Lenin's key relationships with the women in his life - to shed light on the political.Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial figure,...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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