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The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

Greg Grandin · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America's struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyondOne morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal...
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Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin

Marlene Trestman · Louisiana State University Press
Pages: 243
Format: Print book

Through a life that spanned every decade of the twentieth century, Supreme Court advocate Bessie Margolin shaped modern American labor policy while creating a place for female lawyers in the nation's highest courts. Despite her beginnings in an orphanage and her rare position as a southern,...
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Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States

Edward G Gray · W W Norton, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Tom Paine's political blueprint for the United States.In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams judged the author of Common Sense as having "a better hand at pulling down than building." Adams's...
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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

Clara Bingham · Random House
Pages: 611
Format: Print book

The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionAs the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts...
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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

Rebecca Frankel · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

*A New York Times Best Seller*Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker....
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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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Moses: A Human Life

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg · Yale University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention...
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A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

David Welky · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world's most inhospitable places.In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious...
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

Edward Dolnick · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold...
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The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower

Yaakov Katz · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense...
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Northmen: The Viking Saga AD 793-1241

John Haywood · Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings -- a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power...
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100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts

Eric Kasum · Sourcebooks
Format: Print book

What were they thinking? Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas. From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, 100 of the Worst...
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The Red River Campaign and Its Toll : 69 Bloody Days in Louisiana, March-May 1864

Henry O Robertson · McFarland & Company
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"This book takes a fresh look at the fierce battles at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, the Union army's escape from Monett's Ferry and the burning of Alexandria, and explains the causes and consequences of the war in Central Louisiana"--
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Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide

Mary O Parker · Texas A & M University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

If you are interested in birdwatching, wildlife viewing, or stargazing; flowers, geology, or water; nature centers, festivals, or photography, a destination in Texas awaits you. From the desert gardens of Big Bend to hawk watching on the Gulf Coast to caving and bat watching in the Hill...
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