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Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight For France and For Civilization

David Hanna · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

They volunteered for the French, but they were fighting for the future of civilization.Before America joined World War I, a small group of Americans volunteered for the French Foreign Legion to help defeat the Central Powers. Historian David Hanna profiles seven of these volunteers: a poet,...
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Justifying genocide : Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler

Stefan Ihrig · Harvard University Press, 2015.
Format: Print book

The Armenian Genocide and the Nazi Holocaust are often thought to be separated by a large distance in time and space. But Stefan Ihrig shows that they were much more connected than previously thought. Bismarck and then Wilhelm II staked their foreign policy on close relations with a stable...
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National Geographic The Old West

Stephen G. Hyslop · National Geographic Society
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lewis and Clark's epic 1803 expedition to the showmanship of Buffalo Bill, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing tales of tragedy and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs and intricate maps, The Old West is the definitive history of a time...
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Eleanor and hick : the love affair that shaped a first lady

Susan Quinn · Penguin Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok - a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American historyIn 1932, as her husband...
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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Timothy Snyder · Basic Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Americans call the Second World War “The Good War.” But before it even began, America’s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million...
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Cold Fire: Kennedy's Northern Front

John Boyko · Knopf Canada
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Forget all you think you know about the Kennedy years. With narrative flair and sparkling storytelling, acclaimed historian John Boyko explores the crucial period when America and its allies were fighting the Cold War's most treacherous battles, Canadians were trading sovereignty for security,...
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My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama

Joseph Madison Beck · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 218
Format: Print book

The story of Foster Beck, the author's late father, whose defense of a black man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama foreshadowed the trial at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird.As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories -- when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended...
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The War Before Independence: 1775-1776

Derek W Beck · Sourcebooks
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echoed in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against King and country. In this captivating blend of careful research and rich narrative, Derek W. Beck...
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The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Laurence Leamer · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history - the Ku Klux Klan.On a Friday night in March...
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War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation

John Sedgwick · Berkley Books, 2015.
Pages: 455
Format: Print book

Examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting vice-president into a fugitive.
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At War on the Gothic Line: Fighting in Italy, 1944-45

Christian Jennings · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In the autumn of 1944, as Patton's army paraded through Paris, another Allied force was gathering in southern Italy. Spearheaded by over 100,000 American troops, this vast, international army was faced with a grim task -- break The Gothic Line, a series of interconnected German fortifications...
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Harvard University Press
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War -- a conflict that...
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Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond

Sonia Shah · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 271
Format: eBook

Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how? Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged. Ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will...
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The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

Janine di Giovanni · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 224
Format: Book

Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic. Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for the war in Iraq, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience...
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The Nazi Hunters

Andrew Nagorski · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 393
Format: Print book

"[A] deep and sweeping account of a relentless search for justice." - The Washington Post More than seven decades after the end of the Second World War, the era of the Nazi Hunters is drawing to a close as they and the hunted die off. Their saga can now be told almost in its entirety.After...
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