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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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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Christopher Clark · HarperCollins
Pages: 697
Format: Print book

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I.Drawing on new scholarship,...
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The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation's Food Was Seasonal

Mark Kurlansky · Riverhead Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A remarkable portrait of American food before World War II, presented by the New York Times-bestselling author of Cod and Salt. Award-winning New York Times-bestselling author Mark Kurlansky takes us back to the food and eating habits of a younger America: Before the national highway system...
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Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness

Neil Swidey · Crown Publishers
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job - with deadly results A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into it for generations,...
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The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014: Prices and Incomes in the United States

Scott Derks · Grey House Pub; 5 edition
Format: Hardcover

This fifth edition of the highly successful The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
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The Paleo Manifesto Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health.

John Durant · Harmony Books
Pages: 359
Format: Print book

Combining science, culture, anthropology, and philosophy, explains how to stay healthy and live with purpose in the modern world by returning to the way humanity's hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, moved, and lived in the wild.
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A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright · CARROLL & GRAF
Format: Book

Each time history repeats itself, the cost goes up. The twentieth centurya time of unprecedented progresshas produced a tremendous strain on the very elements that comprise life itself This raises the key question of the twenty-first century How much longer can this go on? With wit and erudition,...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestseller"Formidable and truth-dealing...necessary." -The New York Times"With the election looming, this eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant." -O Magazine In her groundbreaking bestselling...
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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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American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 681
Format: Print book

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America's founding period.The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous...
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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space - a powerful, revelatory contribution that...
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