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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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The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · Dk Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War.Filled with more...
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Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

Massimo Montanari · Columbia University Press
Format: Kindle Edition

In his new, must-read history of food, acclaimed historian Massimo Montanari traces the development of medieval tastes -- both culinary and cultural -- from raw materials to market and their reflections in today's food trends. He immerses readers in the passionate debates and bold inventions...
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The History of the Book in 100 Books: The Complete Story, From Egypt to e-book

Roderick Cave · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

A study of books through history is a study of human history. In The History of the Book in 100 Books, the author explores 100 books that have played a critical role in the creation and expansion of books and all that they bring -- literacy, numeracy, expansion of knowledge, religion,...
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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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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War

James Kitfield · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts in our nation's history were supposed to end. Yet we remain at war against expanding terrorist movements, and our security forces have had to continually adapt to a nihilistic foe that operates in the shadows.The...
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The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

Patrick Cockburn · Verso; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

The essential “on the ground” report on the fastest-growing new threat in the Middle East, from the winner of the 2014 Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year Award Born of the Iraqi and Syrian civil wars, the Islamic State astonished the world in 2014 by creating a powerful...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 613
Format: Hardcover

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's most...
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The West Point History of the Civil War

The United States Military Academy · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of war to West Point cadets.The United States Military Academy at West Point is the gold...
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The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes

Zach Dundas · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Print Length

A wickedly smart and rollicking journey through the birth, life, and afterlives of popular cultures most beloved sleuth Today he is the inspiration for fiction adaptations, blockbuster movies, hit television shows, raucous Twitter banter, and thriving subcultures. More than a century after...
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The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites

Libby O'Connell · Sourcebooks; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts." -- KirkusFrom the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle of the evolution of American cuisine and culture, from before Columbus's arrival to today.Did you know that the first graham...
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851

Isobel Charman · Pegasus Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the wondrous history of a unique institution and the incredible characters -- human and animal -- that populated it. The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping audacity in the Age of Empire. It is the story of diplomats,...
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Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine

Barrett Tillman · Regnery History; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

November 1943 - May 1945 - The U.S. Army Air Forces waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitler's vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reich's southern flank. Flying from southern Italy, far from the limelight enjoyed by the Eighth Air Force...
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Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

John B. Boles · Basic Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From an eminent scholar of the American South, the first full-scale biography of Thomas Jefferson since 1970
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