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The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told

Stephen Dando-Collins · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The story opens in the stinking latrines of the Schubin camp as an American and a Canadian lead the digging of a tunnel which enabled a break involving 36 prisoners of war (POWs) . The Germans then converted the camp to Oflag 64, to exclusively hold US Army officers, with more than 1500...
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Trials of the Earth The True Story of a Pioneer Woman.

Hamilton Mary Mann. · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 318
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American SouthNear the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) began recording her experiences in the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta....
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God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi

John Safran · Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson, for fans of Serial.A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first...
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The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War

Dan Hampton · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold...
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American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic

Joseph J Ellis · Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the prizewinning author of the best-selling Founding Brothers and American Sphinx, a masterly and highly ironic examination of the founding years of our country. The last quarter of the eighteenth century remains the most politically creative era in American history, when a dedicated...
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Last crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson · Crown Publishers
Pages: 430
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York,...
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Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

Peter Carlson · PublicAffairs; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help...
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How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War

Dominic Tierney · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Book

Americans love war. We've never run from a fight. Our triumphs from the American Revolution to World War II define who we are as a nation and a people.Americans hate war. Our leaders rush us into conflicts without knowing the facts or understanding the consequences. Korea, Vietnam,...
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Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

Peter Carlson · PublicAffairs; First Trade Paper Edition edition
Format: Book

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help...
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Grant

RON CHERNOW · Penguin Press
Pages: 1104
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America

Edward Offley · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group,
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began...
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