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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Eric Schlosser · Penguin Press HC, The
Format: Hardcover

The New YorkerExcellent... hair-raising... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written. Louis MenandFamed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of Americas nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses,...
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National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book

National Museum of African American History and Culture · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 63
Format: Print book

This souvenir book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle...
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Compassionate Soldier: Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor from the Battlefield

Jerry Borrowman · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestseller"Formidable and truth-dealing...necessary." -The New York Times"With the election looming, this eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant." -O Magazine In her groundbreaking bestselling...
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They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK

Jesse Ventura · Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestseller that offers all the evidence on the biggest conspiracy in American history!It’s been more than fifty years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and it’s time we all fully understood the facts, theories, and myths surrounding the plot to assassinate...
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Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House

Robert Dallek · Harper
Format: Hardcover

Presidential historian Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration--including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam--were indelible. The author delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose...
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History of the World in 1,000 Objects

DK Publishing · DK
Format: Hardcover

From the watch Napoleon used to synchronize with his generals at Waterloo and Chinese David vases believed to be the oldest example of blue and white porcelain to the US Constitution and the Mayan Dresden codex, the oldest book written in the Americas, History of the World in 1,000 Objects...
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The American Revolution: A Visual History

Dk. · DK Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

The American Revolution will transport you back in time and onto the frontlines. This complete overview of the war brings all the action to life, from the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.Beginning with the first stirrings...
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The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

Marshall Brain · Sterling
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems - and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine. Marshall Brain, creator of the How Stuff Works series and a professor at the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU,...
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KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikolaus Wachsmann · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end of 1945, the SS concentration camp system had become an overwhelming landscape of terror. Twenty-two large camps and over one thousand satellite camps throughout Germany and Europe...
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Héctor Tobar · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga...
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The Second Amendment: A Biography

Michael Waldman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history...
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