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George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape

Philip Levy · West Virginia University Press
Pages: 224
Format: eBook

George Washington's childhood is famously the most elusive part of his life story. For centuries biographers have struggled with a lack of period documentation and an absence of late-in-life reflection in trying to imagine Washington's formative years. In George Washington Written...
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A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

EMILY MIDORIKAWA · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney...
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The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle against Imperial Japan

Stephen Harding · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroyer's back, flooded her engine room, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. While accompanying ships were able to rescue most of Strong's surviving...
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From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Jeffrey E. Garten · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something...
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Butterfly in the Rain: The 1927 Abduction and Murder of Marion Parker

James L. Neibaur · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

On December 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, twelve year old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker, was called to the school office where a stranger told her that her father had been in an accident and that she must leave with him right away. Fewer than 48 hours later, she was dead. What...
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Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1933-1938

Jürgen Matthäus · AltaMira Press
Format: Hardcover

Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933–1946 offers a new perspective on Holocaust history by presenting documentation that describes the manifestations and meanings of Nazi Germany's "final solution" from the Jewish perspective. This first volume, taking us from Hitler's...
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Tong wars : the untold story of vice, money, and murder in new york's chinatown.

Scott D Seligman · Viking
Format:  Print book : English

A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium: the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York's Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s.Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not house-to-house...
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Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour

Richard Zacks · Doubleday
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of Island of Vice and The Pirate Hunter, a rich and lively account of how Mark Twain's late-life adventures abroad helped him recover from financial disaster and family tragedy - and revived his world-class sense of humorMark Twain, the highest-paid...
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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

Clara Bingham · Random House
Pages: 611
Format: Print book

The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionAs the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts...
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The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War

Jonathan Dimbleby · Oxford University Press, 2016.
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

"The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril," wrote Winston Churchill in his monumental history of World War Two. Churchill's fears were well-placed-the casualty rate in the Atlantic was higher than in any other theater of the entire...
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The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World

John Davies · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia's access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before...
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Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism

Randall Bennett Woods · Basic Books
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society was breathtaking in its scope and dramatic in its impact. Over the course of his time in office, Johnson passed over one thousand pieces of legislation designed to address an extraordinary array of social issues. Poverty and racial injustice...
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The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece

Jennifer T. Roberts · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. The war embroiled the entire Greek world, provoking years of butchery previously unparalleled in ancient...
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Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Michael V. Hayden · Penguin Press, 2016.
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk...
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