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The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

Noah Feldman · Random House
Pages: 816
Format: Hardcover

A surprisingly controversial look at how James Madison redefined the United States in each of his three political "lives" James Madison is revered as "the Father of the Constitution" but rarely described as a radical. Yet Madison fundamentally changed the United States...
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Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

Elizabeth Brown Pryor · Viking
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled with the challenges of leadership in an unruly democracy An awkward first meeting with U.S. Army officers, on the eve of the Civil War. A conversation on the White House portico with a young cavalry sergeant...
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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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Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent: A Fourteenth-century Princess and Her World

Anthony Goodman · Boydell Press
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Joan Plantagenet (1328 - 1385) , acclaimed in her youth as the "Fair Maid of Kent," became notorious for making both a clandestine and a bigamous marriage in her teens and, in her thirties, a scandalous marriage to her kinsman, Edward III's son and heir, Edward of Woodstock,...
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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal al-Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold....
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The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia

Li︠u︡dmila Petrushevskai︠a︡ · Penguin Books
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

The prizewinning memoir of one of the world's great writers, about coming of age and finding her voice amid the hardships of Stalinist Russia Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel - the setting of the New York Times bestselling novel A Gentleman in Moscow...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I."We are provincials no longer," declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance...
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Revolution

Peter Ackroyd · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was -- again -- at war with France, a war that would end with...
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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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Rembrandt's Holland

LARRY SILVER · Reaktion Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Rembrandt van Rijn and the Netherlands grew up together. The artist, born in Leiden in 1606, lived during the tumultuous period of the Dutch Revolt and the establishment of the independent Dutch Republic. He later moved to Amsterdam, a cosmopolitan center of world trade, and became the city's...
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The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America

Robert Klara · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In 1938, Mercedes-Benz began production of the largest, most luxurious limousine in the world. A machine of frightening power and sinister beauty, the Grosser 770K Model 150 Offener Tourenwagen was 20 feet long, seven feet wide, and tipped the scales at 5 tons. Its supercharged, 230-horsepower...
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Women & Power: A Manifesto

MARY BEARD · Liveright
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

"A modern feminist classic." -- The GuardianFrom the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on women and power. At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack...
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In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Joseph Jebelli · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide -- there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure.Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved...
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The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told

Stephen Dando-Collins · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The story opens in the stinking latrines of the Schubin camp as an American and a Canadian lead the digging of a tunnel which enabled a break involving 36 prisoners of war (POWs) . The Germans then converted the camp to Oflag 64, to exclusively hold US Army officers, with more than 1500...
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Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War

Miriam Gebhardt · Polity
Pages: 201
Format: Hardcover

The soldiers who occupied Germany after the Second World War were not only liberators: they also brought with them a new threat, as women throughout the country became victims of sexual violence. In this disturbing and carefully researched book, the historian Miriam Gebhardt reveals for the first...
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