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MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II

PETER EISNER · Viking
Pages: 348
Format: Hardcover

"MacArthur's Spies reads like Casablanca set in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war - and the best part is that it's all true!" - Tom Maier, author of Masters of SexA thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic...
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Frederick the Great: King of Prussia

Tim Blanning · Random House
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable patron of artists, architects...
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The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Neal Bascomb · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 378
Format: Print book

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Perfect Mile, an epic adventure and spy story about the greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II. It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They...
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The Powell Expedition: New Discoveries about John Wesley Powell's 1869 River Journey

Don Lago · University of Nevada Press
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon continues to be one of the most celebrated adventures in American history, ranking with the Lewis and Clark expedition and the Apollo landings on the moon. For nearly twenty years Lago...
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The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

Skip Hollandsworth · Henry Holt and Co., 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin...
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The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945

Will Iredale · Pegasus
Pages: 456
Format: Print book

An extraordinary story of courage, valor, and dogged determination, the vivid account of how a few brave young pilots ensured lasting peace during World War II. In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were...
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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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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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The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East

Adam Valen Levinson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most.Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson sets out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized...
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Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

Mark Lee Gardner · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The first definitive account of this legendary fighting force and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Lee Gardner's Rough Riders is narrative nonfiction at its most invigorating and compulsively readable. Its dramatic unfolding of a familiar, yet not-fully-known story will...
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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen

Elizabeth Norton · Pegasus Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

A power-hungry and charming courtier. An impressionable and trusting princess. The Tudor court in the wake of Henry VIII's death had never been more perilous for the young Elizabeth, where rumors had the power to determine her fateEngland, late 1547. King Henry VIII Is dead. His fourteen-year-old...
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The lost Tudor princess : a life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

Alison Weir · Jonathan Cape
Pages: 542
Format: eBook

"From ... acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Lady Mary Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England, who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the Tudor succession after the death of Elizabeth I."--Lady Mary Douglas,...
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Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943

Nigel Hamilton · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

In the next installment of the "splendid memoir Roosevelt didn't get to write" (New York Times) , Nigel Hamilton tells the astonishing story of FDR's year-long, defining battle with Churchill, as the war raged in Africa and Italy. Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command, long-listed...
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Breaking History: Vanished!: America's Most Mysterious Kidnappings, Castaways, and the Forever Lost

SARAH PRUITT · Lyons Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History® books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like "breaking news") and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery - what we learned,...
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In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World

Christian Marek · Princeton University Press
Pages: 824
Format: Print book

This monumental book provides the first comprehensive history of Asia Minor from prehistory to the Roman imperial period. In this English-language edition of the critically acclaimed German book, Christian Marek masterfully employs ancient sources to illuminate civic institutions, urban...
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