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American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution

A Roger Ekirch · Pantheon
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From "one of America's most imaginative historians" (Gordon S. Wood) . The extraordinary story of the mutiny aboard the frigate HMS Hermione in 1797 (eight years after the mutiny on the Bounty) - the bloodiest mutiny ever suffered by the Royal Navy, that led to the extradition...
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Colonel Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt series Book 3)

Edmund Morris · Random House
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NobleThis magisterial 768-page biography the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex tracks the extraordinarily eventful post-presidential (1909-1919) career of Teddy Roosevelt, including his vigorous, valiant...
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Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West

Walter Laqueur · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

There is no question that tensions between Russia and America are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and led to a volley of economic sanctions....
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Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

NELSON MANDELA · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela's memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk...
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Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived

ANTONIN SCALIA CHRISTOPHER SCALIA · Crown Forum
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest...
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The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton

William E Leuchtenburg · Oxford University Press, 2015.
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents...
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The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Lider Maximo

Juan Reinaldo Sanchez · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba. Responsible for protecting the Lider...
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Fighting the Cold War : a soldier's memoir

John R Galvin · University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 517

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God is Not Here: A Soldier's Struggle with Torture, Trauma, and the Moral Injuries of War

Lieutenant Colonel Bill Russell Edmonds · Pegasus Books
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

God Is Not Here is a powerful and intimate look into torture and its effect on both the tortured and the torturer.In May of 2005, the U.S. government finally acknowledged that the invasion of Iraq had spawned an insurgency. With that admission, training the Iraqi Forces suddenly became...
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The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight

Adrian Levy · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Startling and scandalous, this is an intimate insider's story of Osama bin Laden's retinue in the ten years after 9/11, a family in flight and at war.From September 11, 2001 to May 2, 2011, Osama Bin Laden evaded intelligence services and special forces units, drones and hunter killer squads....
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A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

DEBORAH CAMPBELL · Picador
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for NonfictionWinner of the Freedom to Read AwardWinner of the Hubert Evans PrizeIn the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide...
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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

William Manchester · Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage,...
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13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

Mario Marazziti · Seven Stories Press
Format: Hardcover

Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool...
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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Nancy F Koehn · Scribner
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From a brilliant historian at the Harvard Business School, here is a masterful, in-depth portrait of five extraordinary figures - Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson - that illuminates how great leaders are made in times of adversity...
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