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The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

Michael Eric Dyson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from "one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today" (Vanity Fair) . Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have...
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Betrayal at Little Gibraltar : a German fortress, a treacherous American general, and the battle to end World War I

William T Walker Jr. · Scribner
Pages: 447

"A painstakingly researched account of World War I's violent Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the 100-year-old cover-up at its center traces the efforts of AEF Commander-in-Chief John J. Pershing to capture the near-impregnable German Montfaucon and the inside betrayal that cost untold...
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Cleopatra's Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt

Bob Brier · Bloomsbury Academic
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

In the half-century between 1831 and 1881 three massive obelisks left Egypt for new lands. Prior to these journeys, the last large obelisk moved was the Vatican obelisk in 1586 - one of the great engineering achievements of the Renaissance. Roman emperors moved more than a dozen, but left...
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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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Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit

Tom Stanton · Lyons Press
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook

Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating...
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Diving for Starfish: The Jeweler, the Actress, the Heiress, and One of the World's Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry

Cherie Burns · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, Diving for Starfish is a stylish detective story with a glittering piece of jewelry at its heart. In the mid 1930s, in the workroom of the famous...
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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Adam Winkler · Liveright
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

We the Corporations chronicles the revelatory story of one of the most successful, yet least known, "civil rights movements" in American history. In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal...
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Working Americans 1880-2015, Volume VI: Women at Work, Second Edition

Scott Derks · Grey House Pub.
Format: Print book

Grey House Publishing is proud to announce the publication of Working Americans 1810-2015, Volume VI: Women at Work. This second edition updates the sixth volume in the Working Americans series through 2015, profiling the lives of American women how they lived, how they worked, how they...
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How Grand a Flame: A Chronicle of a Plantation Family, 1813-1947

Clyde Bresee · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 219
Format: Book

"Wake me at four o'clock. We're going to see some action." When the guns opened on Fort Sumter across the harbor in April of 1861, two young men, one white and one black, were watching together from the cupola of the big house on the Lawton plantation, which stretched...
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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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The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of the American Revolution

Sam Willis · W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

A fascinating naval perspective on one of the greatest of all historical conundrums: How did thirteen isolated colonies, which in 1775 began a war with Britain without a navy or an army, win their independence from the greatest naval and military power on earth?The American Revolution involved...
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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

BILL O'REILLY · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The Revolutionary War as never told before.The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington,...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

DAVID FISHER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies; The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American historyFrom the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's...
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Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

Omer Bartov · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating and cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level - turning neighbors, friends, and even family members against one another - as seen through the eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II.For more than four hundred years, the Eastern...
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