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D-Day: The Air and Sea Invasion of Normandy in Photos

Nicholas A. Veronico · Stackpole Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Those who witnessed it never forgot it: the great armada of Allied ships that filled the English Channel on D-Day, June 6, 1944. From battleships, cruisers, and destroyers down to the much smaller landing ships and landing craft, these nearly 7,000 vessels bombarded the Normandy coast,...
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The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

Daniel Beer · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony.


It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural...
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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,...
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Mythos

Stephen Fry · Chronicle Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally...
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The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

Plutarch. · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 393
Format: Print book

A brilliant new translation of five of history's greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.

Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars that brutally ended the Roman republic, their lives still...

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Riding into Battle: Canadian Cyclists in the Great War

Ted Glenn · Dundurn
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

The untold story of how Canadian Cyclists came into their own during the Hundred Days campaign of the Great War. Canada's Cyclists spent most of the First World War digging trenches, patrolling roads, and delivering dispatches. But during the Hundred Days campaign at the end of the Great...
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The Book of Gutsy Women: Our Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

Hillary Rodham Clinton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them - women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead,...
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American Empire: A Global History

A. G. Hopkins · Princeton University Press
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover

A new history of the United States that turns American exceptionalism on its headAmerican Empire is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Drawing on his expertise in economic history and the imperial histories of Britain...
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La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World

Dianne Hales · Crown Archetype
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author knighted by the President of Italy for her writing, a jubilant exploration of how Italy transformed the Western world's most vibrant passions -- from literature to art, music to movies. No country has matched Italy's impact on culture....
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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal al-Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.

Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took...
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Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 Us Presidential Election

Christine A. Kray · University of Rochester Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Gender and racial politics were at the center of the 2016 US presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The election was "historic" because Clinton was the first woman nominated by a major political party for the presidency. Yet the election was also historic...
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The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

Edward Brooke-Hitching · Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding,...
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The 10 Biggest Civil War Blunders

Edward H Bonekemper · Regnery History
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

What makes the Civil War so fascinating is that it presents an endless number of "what if" scenarios - moments when the outcome of the war (and therefore world history) hinged on a single small mistake or omission. In this book, Civil War historian Edward Bonekemper highlights...
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In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust

MAX WALLACE · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 492
Format: Hardcover

Shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor prize for literary nonfiction "A riveting tale of the previously unknown and fascinating story of the unsung angels who strove to foil the Final Solution." -- Kirkus starred review On November 25, 1944, prisoners at Auschwitz heard a deafening...
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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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