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Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal

Abigail Carroll · Basic Books; 8.11.2013 edition
Format: Hardcover

We are what we eat, as the saying goes, but we are also how we eat, and when, and where. Our eating habits reveal as much about our society as the food on our plates, and our national identity is written in the eating schedules we follow and the customs we observe at the table and on the go.In...
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Money: The Unauthorized Biography

Felix Martin · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions.What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political,...
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The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind--and Changed the History of Free Speech in America

Thomas Healy · Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover

A gripping intellectual history reveals how Oliver Wendell Holmes became a free‑speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First AmendmentNo right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the twentieth century, that...
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America's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

Rework America. · W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

It is time for a new conversation.Amid the biggest economic transformation in a century, the challenge of our time is to make sure that all Americans benefit from the wave of digital revolutions around the world that have permeated and upended modern life. Yet today's economic arguments...
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The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789

Edward Larson · William Morrow; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important—yet almost always overlooked—chapter of George Washingtons life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first...
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The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

Margaret MacMillan · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 739
Format: Paperback

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * The Economist * The Christian Science Monitor * Bloomberg Businessweek * The Globe and MailFrom the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating...
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The Dream of the Great American Novel

Lawrence Buell · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 567
Format: Book

The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. In this landmark book, the first in many years to take in the whole sweep of national fiction,...
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American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

Walter R. Borneman · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous,...
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Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Laura Hillenbrand · Random House
Pages: 473
Format: NOOK Book

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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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Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One

Kevin Jackson · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses and ended with the publication of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, two works that were arguably “the sun and moon” of modernist literature,...
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Grunt tackles the science behind...
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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

Orlando Figes · Basic Books
Format: Kindle Edition

"A prize-winning historian presents a vivid revisionist account of the Soviet Union's collapse over the final five months of 1991"--Provided by publisher.
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Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I

Nick Lloyd · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 350
Format: Hardcover

In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued - known as the Hundred Days Campaign - saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked...
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