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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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Vermont Women, Native Americans & African Americans: Out of the Shadows of History

Cynthia D. Bittinger · The History Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Vermont's constitution, drafted in 1777, was one of the most enlightened documents of its time, but in contrast, the history of Vermont has largely been told through the stories of influential white men. This book takes a fresh look at Vermont's history, uncovering hidden stories,...
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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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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Timothy F. Geithner · Crown Publishers
Pages: 580
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerWashington Post BestsellerLos Angeles Times BestsellerStress Test is the story of Tim Geithner's education in financial crises. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama's secretary of the Treasury, Timothy...
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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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Germs : Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

Judith Miller · Simon & Schuster; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomb-lets spewing anthrax spores over battlefields, tiny vials of plague scattered in Times Square -- these are the poor man's hydrogen bombs, hideous weapons of mass destruction that can be made in a simple laboratory. In this groundbreaking...
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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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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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The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

Thomas Fleming · Da Capo
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

In the months after her husband's death, Martha Washington told several friends that the two worst days of her life were the day George died - and the day Thomas Jefferson came to Mount Vernon to offer his condolences.What could elicit such a strong reaction from the nation's original...
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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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The Vermont Difference: Perspectives from the Green Mountain State

J. Kevin Graffagnino · The Woodstock Foundation and the Vermont Historical Society
Format: Hardcover

The Vermont Difference offers a dynamic look at the best of Vermont through beautiful images and engaging essays from 19 contributors including Vermont politicians, historians, academics, writers and business leaders. The essays feature aspects of the Vermont experience to create a book...
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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 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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