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Clancys of queens

Tara Clancy · Crown
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited...
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The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties

Carol Berkin · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states.Revered today for articulating America's founding principles,...
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War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-1814

Charles Patrick Neimeyer · Naval Institute Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of governance and the rights of individual states. The United States' relationship with their former colonial power was also uncertain. Britain...
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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick · Viking; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution.Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots...
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Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

Russell Shorto · Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal...
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Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

James L. Haley · St. Martin's Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific....
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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

Giles Tremlett · Bloomsbury
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

In 1474, when Castile was the largest, strongest, and most populous kingdom in Hispania (present day Spain and Portugal) , a twenty-three-year-old woman named Isabella ascended the throne. At a time when successful queens regnant were few and far between, Isabella faced not only the considerable...
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Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now:

Various · Library of America; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

“The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, “is also the history of America itself.” Shakespeare was a central, inescapable part of America’s literary inheritance, and a prism through which...
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A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

Geoffrey Wawro · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

The Austro-Hungarian army that marched east and south to confront the Russians and Serbs in the opening campaigns of World War I had a glorious past but a pitiful present. Speaking a mystifying array of languages and lugging outdated weapons, the Austrian troops were hopelessly unprepared...
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The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class

Fred Siegel · Encounter Books
Pages: 225
Format: Hardcover

This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of liberalism today - the top and bottom coalition we associate with President Obama - began not with Progressivism or the New Deal but rather in the wake of the post-WWI disillusionment with...
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The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II

Charles Glass · Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition / First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Powerful and often startlingThe Deserters offers a provokingly fresh angle on this most studied of conflicts --The Boston GlobeA groundbreaking history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines The Deserters offers a completely new perspective on the Second World War Charles Glassrenowned...
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

David Brion Davis · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 422
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction Shortlisted for the 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureFrom the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly...
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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

Chris Kyle · William Morrow; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Chris Kyle—fallen hero and 1 bestselling author of American Sniper—reveals how ten legendary guns forever changed U.S. history.At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting...
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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North

Robert Ferguson · The Overlook Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A journey of discovery though two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society, "told with deep knowledge and an intoxicating passion" (BBC) .Scandinavia is the epitome of cool: we fill our homes with Nordic furniture; we envy their humane social welfare system...
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