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Drone Warfare: The Development of Unmanned Aerial Conflict

Dave Sloggett · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover

An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a navigator or pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. Drone Warfare is one of the first...
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History of Slavery

Susanne Everet · Booksales; First Edition edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Chronicles the story of the development of slavery, starting with the slave ships raiding Africa and the transport of eleven million Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the American continent.
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Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation · Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Almost five months after the Civil Wars deadliest clash, President Abraham Lincoln and other Union leaders gathered to dedicate the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The program for the occasion featured music, prayer, orations, and benedictions. In the middle of it all,...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Hardcover

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage...
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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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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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

Jack Cheevers · NAL; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2014 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATUREIn 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence...
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Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

Eric Foner · W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 301
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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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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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Denise Kiernan · Touchstone
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore - the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage...
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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Mark Mazzetti · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A Pulitzer Prizewinning reporters riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and Americas special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the worlds dark spaces the new American way of warThe most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken...
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The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

Howard Markel · Pantheon
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From the much admired medical historian, author of An Anatomy of Addiction, the story of the two Kellogg brothers: one who became America's most beloved physician between the mid-nineteenth century and World War II, a best-selling author, lecturer and health magazine publisher who was read...
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The Language of Light: A History of Silent Voices

Gerald Shea · Yale University Press
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive history of deafness, signed languages, and the unresolved struggles of the Deaf to be taught in their unspoken tongue Partially deaf due to a childhood illness, Gerald Shea is no stranger to the search for communicative grace and clarity. In this eloquent and thoroughly...
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