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Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

Peter Carlson · PublicAffairs; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help...
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The Hundred Years War: A People's History

Dr. David Green · Yale University Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Hundred Years War 13371453 dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways...
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Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics

Michael Barone · Crown Forum
Format: Hardcover

It is often said that America has become culturally diverse only in the past quarter century. But from the country’s beginning, cultural variety and conflict have been a centrifugal force in American politics and a crucial reason for our rise to power.   The peopling of the United...
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America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

Hugh Wilford · Basic Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

From the 911 attacks to waterboarding to drone strikes, relations between the United States and the Middle East seem caught in a downward spiral. And all too often, the Central Intelligence Agency has made the situation worse. But this crisis was not a historical inevitabilityfar from...
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Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

Lawrence Wright · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle...
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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

Mitchell Zuckoff · Hachette Book Group USA
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
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Shock factor : America's snipers in the War on Terror

Jack Coughlin; John R Bruning · St. Martin's Press
Format: Audio CD

A retired marine sniper and an award-winning journalist present an insider's assessment of America's sniper force to challenge popular misconceptions and pay tribute to the snipers who made pivotal contributions during the War on Terror. --Publisher's description.
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The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself

Andrew Pettegree · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 445
Format: Print book

Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip, civic ceremony, celebration, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought...
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When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington

Peter Snow · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: eBook

In August the United States army was defeated just outside Washington DC by the worlds greatest military power President James Madison and his wife had just enough time to flee the White House before the British invaders entered British troops stopped to feast on the meal still sitting...
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The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Cathy Scott-Clark · Penguin Books
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive...
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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

Julian E. Zelizer · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the mediaBetween November 1963, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections,...
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Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution--As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen

Mallory Factor · Broadside Books
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover

Drawing from his comprehensive, star-studded course at the Citadel, Mallory Factor, the New York Times bestselling author of Shadowbosses, brings together a fascinating and diverse range of essays from leading figures and activists which explore and illuminate the conservative intellectual...
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The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

Harvey J. Kaye · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis...
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Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune

John Merriman · Basic Books
Format: eBook

The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century—before culminating in horrific violence.Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically...
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