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Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech

Charles Slack · Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

When the United States government passed the Bill of Rights in 1791, its uncompromising protection of speech and of the press were unlike anything the world had ever seen before. But by 1798, the once-dazzling young republic of the United States was on the verge of collapse partisanship...
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Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not

NINA SHAPIRO · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An engaging and informative look at the real science behind our most common beliefs and assumptions in the health sphere There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that---all in the name of living longer, better, thinner,younger....
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The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Dong Wang · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Combining original research with contemporary scholarship, The United States and China re-examines over two centuries of interaction between the United States and China in a changing world. It explains the foundations and character of their political, economic, military, social, and cultural...
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Rescue at Los BanÌ?os : the most daring prison camp raid of World War II

Bruce Henderson · William Morrow
Format: Print book

The true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time. In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Ban'os...
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Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

Janice P. Nimura · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall) ; "beautifully crafted . . . subtle, polished, and poised" (Stacy Schiff) .In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help...
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The Few: The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain

Alex Kershaw · Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

By the summer of World War II had been under way for nearly a year Hitler was triumphant and planning an invasion of England But the United States was still a neutral country and as Winston Churchill later observed the British people held the fort alone A few Americans however did not remain...
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The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution

D C B Lieven · Viking
Pages: 426
Format: Print book

"Lieven has a double gift: first, for harvesting details to convey the essence of an era and, second, for finding new, startling, and clarifying elements in familiar stories. This is history with a heartbeat, and it could not be more engrossing." - Foreign AffairsOne of the world's...
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Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos

Priyamvada Natarajan · Yale Univ Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This book provides a tour of the "greatest hits" of cosmological discoveries - the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place, filled with the ordinary, is now a universe that is expanding at an accelerating pace, propelled...
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No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864

Richard Slotkin · Random House
Pages: 411
Format: Print book

In this richly researched and dramatic work of military history, eminent historian Richard Slotkin recounts one of the Civil War's most pivotal events: the Battle of the Crater on July 30, 1864. At first glance, the Union's plan seemed brilliant: A regiment of miners would burrow...
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Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

Jack Cheevers · NAL; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2014 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATUREIn 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence...
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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 Secret Place

Tana French · VIKING
Pages: 452
Format: Hardcover

An absolutely mesmerizing read Tana French is simply this a truly great writer Gillian Flynn Read the New York Times bestseller by Tana French the most interesting most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years The Washington Post and don t miss her newest The Trespasser now available...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century...
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A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Allyson Hobbs · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and community. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile, a separation from one racial identity and the leap into another. This revelatory history...
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The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse

Tom Downey · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of one of America’s most elite firehouses and the extraordinary brotherhood of men who face extreme danger every dayFirefighting is a world of absolutes: evil is a red devil that wants destruction and death, good is a charged hose line, full of water to fight the flames....
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