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The Eternal City: A History of Rome

Ferdinand Addis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 648
Format: Hardcover

The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian.

Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the "Caput mundi" come to play such a critical role in the development of Western civilization?

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Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

BRET BAIER · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 bestselling author of Three Days in January and Anchor of the #1 rated Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel reveals as never before President Ronald Reagan's battle to end the Cold War, framed around the historic, three-day 1988 Moscow Summit.

In his acclaimed...

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Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

GEORGE C DAUGHAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution.

George C. Daughan's magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based...

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Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness

Neil Swidey · Crown Publishers
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job - with deadly results A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into it for generations,...
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The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

Bill James · Scribner
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families...
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The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

Mac Griswold · Picador; Reprint edition
Format: Book

In 1984, the landscape historian Mac Griswold was rowing along a Long Island creek when she came upon Sylvester Manor, a stately mansion guarded by hulking boxwoods. When Griswold went inside, she encountered a house full of revelations, including a letter from Thomas Jefferson and—most...
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Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

Annie Jacobsen · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These...
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The Statesman's Yearbook 2015: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Barry Turner · Palgrave Macmillan; One-Hundred-Fifty-First Edition, Revised, 151st edition edition
Format: Hardcover

THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2015 is a Core Collections Star Title, as awarded by EBSCO.This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2015 edition includes: • Revised and updated biographical...
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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.

An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid...

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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

Julie M Fenster · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration - and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation.

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control...
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War: What is it good for?: The role of conflict in civilisation, from primates to robots

Ian Morris · Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society--for the better"War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song--but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds,...
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Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars

Margot Gayle Backus · University of Notre Dame Press; 1st Edition edition
Format: Paperback

In Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism, and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars, Margot Gayle Backus charts the rise of the newspaper sex scandal across the fin de siècle British archipelago and explores its impact on the work of James Joyce, a towering figure of literary modernism....
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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Denise Kiernan · Touchstone
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller

"A soaring and gorgeous American story" (Karen Abbott) from the author of the New York Times bestselling The Girls of Atomic City.

The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore...
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New York City: A Food Biography

Andrew F. Smith · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 195
Format: Hardcover

New York City's first food biography showcases all the vibrancy, innovation, diversity, influence, and taste of this most-celebrated American metropolis. Its cuisine has developed as a lively potluck supper, where discrete culinary traditions have survived, thrived, and interacted....
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