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Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

Rajiv Chandrasekaran · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Deckle Edge]

An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad’s Green Zone, a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. The Washington Post’s former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran...
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The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

Judith Flanders · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than...
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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

Cokie Roberts · Harper
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women...
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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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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

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

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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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Silent Cal's Almanack: The Homespun Wit and Wisdom of Vermont's Calvin Coolidge

David Pietrusza · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Book

A treasury of the wit and wisdom of Calvin Coolidge, America's surprisingly eloquent 30th President. Silent Cal's Almanack includes: The ultimate distillation of Calvin Coolidge political wisdom. A selection of Silent Cal's key speeches. A thought-provoking original...
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Famous First Facts

Steven Anzovin · H.W. Wilson; 7 edition
Format: Hardcover

For more than half a century, Famous First Facts has earned the accolades of reviewers and a place on library reference shelves nationwide. This new edition of the reference classic is updated and expanded with new entries reflecting the latest developments and discoveries, and newly organized...
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The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief

Alan Connor · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A journalist and word aficionado salutes the 100-year history and pleasures of crossword puzzles Since its debut in The New York World on December 21, 1913, the crossword puzzle has enjoyed a rich and surprisingly lively existence. Alan Connor, a comic writer known for his exploration of all things...
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The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence

Robert Klara · Thomas Dunne Books; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House.In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor,...
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The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

James Green · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other...
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Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War

John D. Lukacs · Simon & Schuster; First Printing edition
Format: Kindle Edition

On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape from one of Japan's most notorious prison camps. The prisoners were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March and the Fall of Corregidor, and the prison from which they escaped was surrounded...
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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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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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