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1001 Inventions That Changed the World

Jack Challoner · Barron's
Pages: 960
Format: Print book

We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits. But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about-- Convenience...
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The Portuguese: A Modern History

Barry Hatton · Interlink Pub Group; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Combining history and anecdote, Barry Hatton paints an intimate portrait of a fascinating country and its people Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founding member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked...
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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History

Orlando Figes · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the author of A People's Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreamsIn this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian...
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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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Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War

Steven M. Gillon · Basic Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. History would prove him correct the events of that daywhen the Japanese bombed Pearl Harborended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDRs presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pearl...
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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement - the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till - "and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren't often enough asked to do with history:...
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Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

Inara Verzemnieks · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Extraordinarily tender and finely wrought." -- Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel"It's long been assumed of the region where my grandmother was born ... that at some point each year the dead will come home," Inara Verzemnieks writes in this exquisite story...
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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

David Oshinsky · Doubleday
Pages: 387
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled...
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The Death of a President: November 20-November 25, 1963

William Manchester · Back Bay Books; Reprint edition
Format: Book

William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination -- now restored to print in a new paperback edition.As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy...
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Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion

Steve Fraser · Yale University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A uniquely personal yet deeply informed exploration of the hidden history of class in American life From the decks of the Mayflower straight through to Donald Trump's "American carnage," class has always played a role in American life. In this remarkable work, Steve Fraser...
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Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

Mcrae. · Oxford University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Why do white supremacist politics in America remain so powerful? Elizabeth Gillespie McRae argues that the answer lies with white women. Examining racial segregation from 1920s to the 1970s, Mothers of Massive Resistance explores the grassroots workers who maintained the system of racial...
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Legends & Lore of Western Pennsylvania

Thomas White · The History Press
Format: Print book

Oppaymolleahs curse. General Braddocks buried gold. The Original Man of Steel, Joe Magarac. Such legends have found a home among the rich folklore of Western Pennsylvania. Thomas White spins a beguiling yarn with tales that reach from the misty hollows of the Alleghenies to the lost islands...
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The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

John Kelly · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great MortalityDeeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling...
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Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

Kenneth R. Timmerman · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to answer the questions: what really happened - and why?We know the Obama administration's story, of a demonstration caused by an Internet movie that went out of control. But what actually...
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