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West Point History of the Revolutionary War

Clifford J Rogers · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive concise military history of the Revolutionary War and the fourth volume in the West Point History of Warfare series is packed with essential images, exclusive tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy at West Point to teach...
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The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution

Bryan Shih · Nation Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, an organization that remains one of the most misunderstood of the twentieth century. But beyond the labels of "extremist" and "violent" that have marked the party, and behind charismatic...
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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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The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

Emer O'Sullivan · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 495
Format: Print book

The first biography of Oscar Wilde that places him within the context of his family and social and historical milieu--a compelling volume that finally tells the whole story.It's widely known that Oscar Wilde was precociously intellectual, flamboyant, and hedonistic--but lesser so that he owed...
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Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Louisa Thomas · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the British-born American wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson...
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The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Charlie English · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend."A...
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Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution

D. Peter MacLeod · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A huge, ambitious re-creation of the eighteenth-century Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America, a battle consisting of the British and American colonists on one side and the French...
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The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

Uri Bar-Joseph · Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 372
Format: Print book

A gripping feat of reportage that exposes - for the first time in English - the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East.As the son-in-law of Egyptian...
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The Unknowns

PATRICK O'DONNELL · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives...
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John Quincy Adams: Diaries 1779-1821

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS · Library of America
Pages: 741
Format: Hardcover

For the 250th anniversary of John Quincy Adams's birth, a landmark new edition of an American masterpiece: the incomparable self-portrait of a man and his times from the Revolution to the coming of the Civil War.The diary of John Quincy Adams is one of the most extraordinary works in American...
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Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

Victor Sebestyen · Pantheon
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating biography of the man who helped launch the Russian Revolution, which uses the personal - including Lenin's key relationships with the women in his life - to shed light on the political.Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial figure,...
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The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

Ian Davidson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A vital and illuminating look at this profoundly important (and often perplexing) historical moment, by former Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Ian Davidson. The French Revolution casts a long shadow, one that reaches into our own time and influences our debates on freedom,...
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Virginia Barbecue: A History

Joseph R Haynes · American Palate
Pages: 286
Format: Print book

With more than four hundred years of history, Virginians lay claim to the invention of southern barbecue. Native Virginian Powhatan tribes slow roasted meat on wooden hurdles or grills. James Madison hosted grand barbecue parties during the colonial and federal eras. The unique combination...
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Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Joe Jackson · Farrar
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the worldBlack Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews,...
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The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

Natalie Livingstone · Ballantine Books
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden...
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