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The President's First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned - Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency

Douglas Alan Cohn · Lyons Press
Pages: 304
Format: eBook

A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of the presidents in their freshman year of the toughest job in the world. Grouped by the issues the new presidents confronted in their first years in office, the book takes readers into the history, thought processes,...
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MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific

Walter R Borneman · Little
Pages: 594
Format: Print book

The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MACARTHUR AT WAR will go deeper into this transformative period...
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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

Peter Cozzens · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping - lauded by BOOKLIST as "a beautifully...
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Coventry: November 14, 1940

Frederick Taylor · Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The German Luftwaffe's air raid on Coventry, England on the night of November 14, 1940 represented a new kind of air warfare. Aimed primarily at obliterating all aspects of city life, it was systematic, thorough, unconnected to any immediate military goal, and indifferent to civilian...
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Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

Adam Hochschild · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s,...
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Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

SHEELAH KOLHATKAR · RANDOM HOUSE
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

For readers of deeply reported nonfiction such as The Big Short and Dark Money comes the story of the largest insider trading investigation in history - and the rise and fall of the Wall Street legend who rewrote all the rules.
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Panic on the Pacific: How America Prepared for the West Coast Invasion

Bill Yenne · Regnery History
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America - the war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until...
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Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America's Campuses

Lawrence C Ross · St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also recalls a slew of headlines that have revealed a dark and persistent...
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Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines—Europe, World War II

Albert Lulushi · Arcade Pubishing, 2016.
Pages: 398
Format: Print book

The stirring, little-known story of the forerunners to today's Special Forces.The OSS - Office of Strategic Services - created under the command of William Donovan, has been celebrated for its cloak-and-dagger operations during World War II and as the precursor of the CIA. As the "Oh...
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The Classical World The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity.

Spivey Nigel.
Format: Hardcover

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The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency

Ellen F Fitzpatrick · Harvard University Press
Pages: 318
Format: Print book

In The Highest Glass Ceiling, best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the American presidency. Victoria Woodhull (1872) , Margaret Chase Smith (1964) , and Shirley Chisholm (1972) each challenged persistent barriers...
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The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age

Wendy Gamber · Ohns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In September 1868, the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River. It was a gruesome scene. Part of Jacob's face had been blown off, apparently by the shotgun that lay a few feet away. Spiders and black beetles crawled over his wound....
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Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris

Rashida K Braggs · University of California Press
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. Jazz Diasporas challenges the notion that Paris was a color-blind paradise for African Americans. On the contrary, musicians adopted a variety of strategies...
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War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945

James P. Duffy · New American Library
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II - General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea.One American soldier called it "a green hell on earth."...
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The Edge of the Empire: A Journey to Britannia: From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall

Bronwen Riley · Pegasus Books
Pages: 335
Format: Print book

AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Faraway Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and "the atmosphere in the country is always gloomy. " What awaits the traveller...
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