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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson · Bloomsbury
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as "black rage," historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, "white...
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Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

Laura Murphy · Columbia University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Paperback

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United...
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The Great Rescue: American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and Saving Europe During WWI

PETER HERNON · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of America's entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe - a unique war history that offers a fresh, compelling look at this epic time.When war broke out in Europe...
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Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War

Michael C. C. Adams · Johns Hopkins University Press; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Many Americans, argues Michael C. C. Adams, tend to think of the Civil War as more glorious, less awful, than the reality. Millions of tourists flock to battlefields each year as vacation destinations, their perceptions of the war often shaped by reenactors who work hard for verisimilitude...
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How the West won : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity

Rodney Stark · ISI Books,
Pages: 455
Format: Print book

"In this page-turning, myth-busting history, acclaimed author Rodney Stark shows exactly why Western civilization triumphed over other cultures?and why we all should be thankful it did." -- from publisher's website.
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address

Stephen Puleo · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying...
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The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

Eric Burns · Pegasus Books, 2016.
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most fascinating and written-about presidents in American history -- yet the most poignant tale about this larger-than-life man has never been told.More than a century has passed since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, but he still continues to fascinate....
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The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Laurence Leamer · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history - the Ku Klux Klan.On a Friday night in March...
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Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Changiz Lahidji · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret -- Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam.Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions...
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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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Thundersticks: Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America

David J Silverman · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America's indigenous peoples -- a cultural earthquake so profound, says David Silverman, that its impact has yet to be adequately measured. Thundersticks...
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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

Caroline Moorehead · Harper; First U.S. First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first time.Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains...
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The Dream of the Great American Novel

Lawrence Buell · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 567
Format: Book

The idea of "the great American novel" continues to thrive almost as vigorously as in its nineteenth-century heyday, defying 150 years of attempts to dismiss it as amateurish or obsolete. In this landmark book, the first in many years to take in the whole sweep of national fiction,...
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