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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Nixonland a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term—until...
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America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

Ben Carson M.D. · Zondervan; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harpercollins
Pages: 443
Format: Book

New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international bestseller - that explores the ways in which biology and history...
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Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People

Elizabeth A. Fenn · Farrar Straus & Giroux
Pages: 456
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for HistoryEncounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis...
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Last crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson · Crown Publishers
Pages: 430
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York,...
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Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution

Diane McWhorter
Pages: 700
Format: Print book

A major work of history, investigative journalism that breaks new ground, and personal memoir, "Carry Me Home" is a dramatic account of the civil rights era's climactic battle in Birmingham, as the movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions of segregation."The...
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Vermont Rail System A Railroad Renaissance

Robert C. Jones · Evergreen Press
Format: Hardcover

293 pages, 8.5x11", cloth with dust jacket, index, color maps & pictures, index, bibliography, rosters. "More than forty years ago, the State of Vermont and Jay Wulfson's Vermont Railway joined forces to buy and revitalize key components of the moribund Rutland Railroad. Today,...
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The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II

Judith M. Heimann · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

N ovember 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves unexpectedly facing a Japanese fleet—and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across...
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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

Mitchell Zuckoff · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17...
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A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel

Edmund Levin · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 377
Format: Print book

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre. On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months...
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The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War

Don Harrison Doyle · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
Pages: 382
Format: Print book

"When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered...
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