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National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History

Diane Harris Cline · National Geographic Society
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping stories; the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire; the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece...
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The Good War: Why We Couldn’t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan

Jack Fairweather · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

In its earliest days, the American-led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumph—a “good war”—in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. It has since turned into one of the longest and most costly wars in U.S. history. The story of howthis good war went so bad may well...
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Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Marjorie J Spruill · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies.Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference in 1977...
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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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Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight

Henry Hemming · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is the author of the definitive work on how to look after a gorilla) , he is seen today as one of MI5's greatest spymasters, a man who did more than any other to break up British fascism during the Second World War - in spite...
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American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

Walter R. Borneman · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous,...
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History of Black Americans: From Africa to the Emergence of the Cotton Kingdom

Philip Sheldon Foner · Praeger
Pages: 680
Format: Hardcover

Records the Black American experience from its earliest roots in Africa to free Blacks and the American Colonization Society of the 1820s
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War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

William Philpott · Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition
Format: Audio CD

The Great War of 19141918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the worlds great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western...
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Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep

Michael McGirr · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A profound exploration of the precious resource of sleep -- and of the causes and consequences of getting too little of it. Michael McGirr always had trouble sleeping. The arrival of baby twins, however, made him realize that he'd never before known true exhaustion. And while he celebrated...
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U.S. Women's History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood

Leslie Brown · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In the 1970s, feminist slogans proclaimed Sisterhood is powerful, and women s historians searched through the historical archives to recover stories of solidarity and sisterhood. However, as feminist scholars have started taking a more intersectional approach acknowledging that no woman...
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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Rebecca Romney · Harpercollins
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television's favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY's hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been...
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The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Fortune in the American West

GREGORY CROUCH · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode - the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.Born in 1831, John...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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Eat the Apple

Matt Young · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"The Iliad of the Iraq war" (Tim Weiner) --a gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir of the consequences of war on the psyche of a young man. Eat the Apple is a daring, twisted, and darkly hilarious story of American youth and masculinity in an age of continuous war. Matt Young joined...
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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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