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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

STEPHEN GREENBLATT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Stephen Greenblatt -- Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World -- investigates the life of one of humankind's greatest stories.Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam...
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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Anand Gopal · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the deadIn a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught...
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Congo: The Epic History of a People

David Van Reybrouck · Ecco Press
Pages: 639
Format: Hardcover

Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad) ,David van Reybrouck's rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries:...
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The History of White People

Nell Irvin Painter · W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of notions of white race -- not merely a skin color but also a signal of power, prestige, and beauty to be withheld and granted selectively Ever since the Enlightenment, race theory and its inevitable partner, racism, have followed a crooked...
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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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Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story

David Maraniss · Simon & Schuster, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 441
Format: Print book

"Elegiac and richly detailed...[Maraniss] succeeds with authoritative, adrenaline-laced flair...evocative." - Michiko Kakutani for The New York Times As David Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America's path to music and prosperity that was already...
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Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

SHEELAH KOLHATKAR · RANDOM HOUSE
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

For readers of deeply reported nonfiction such as The Big Short and Dark Money comes the story of the largest insider trading investigation in history - and the rise and fall of the Wall Street legend who rewrote all the rules.
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Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

Glenn Beck · Threshold Editions
Format: Hardcover

Beck makes the case that when you're traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won't cut it. He exposes the idea of "transformation" for the progressive smokescreen that it is, while maintaining that a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence...
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For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

Howard Schultz · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers...
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North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors

Daniel Tudor · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors.North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which...
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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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Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

Eric Bogosian · Little, Brown and Company; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian GenocideIn 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper...
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Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Sophie Pinkham · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A distinctive writer's fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.Ukraine has rebuilt itself over and over again in the last century, plagued by the same conflicts: corruption, poverty, substance abuse, ethnic clashes, and Russian aggression. Sophie Pinkham saw all this...
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