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How the Post Office Created America: A History

Winifred Gallagher · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the US Postal Service, the least appreciated and analyzed of America's great institutions, and an examination of how this remarkable organization created America. The post office, Winifred Gallagher argues, has been not just a witness to but a foundational influence...
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The Great Halifax Explosion

JOHN U BACON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima: in 1917 a ship laden with the most explosives ever packed on a vessel sailed out of Brooklyn's harbor for the battlegrounds of World War I; when it stopped...
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The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

EDWARD L AYERS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian.Virginia's Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies...
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The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699

Ian Mortimer · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The past is another country - this is your guidebook, from nationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England. Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys's diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares....
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Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here

Angela Palm · Graywolf
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Angela Palm grew up in a place not marked on the map, her house set on the banks of a river that had been straightened to make way for farmland. Every year, the Kankakee River in rural Indiana flooded and returned to its old course while the residents sandbagged their homes against the rising...
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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

ALISON WEIR · Ballantine Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and moralizing. Now, in the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author and esteemed biographer...
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Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

Claire Lisa Evans · Portfolio
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now.Women...
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The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Alia Malek · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

DAVID FISHER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies; The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American historyFrom the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's...
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe

DEBORAH CADBURY · PublicAffairs
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother.By the 1890s, Queen Victoria had over thirty grandchildren, and to maintain and increase British royal power she was determined to maneuver them into...
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The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

DAVID KING · W W NORTON
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution....
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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Paul Watson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history -- and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks.Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous...
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