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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

David Fisher · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders

The American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted...

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Sebag Montefiore · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 744
Format: Print book

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?

This is the intimate story of twenty...

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The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family

Gail Lumet Buckley · Atlantic Monthly, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In The Black Calhouns, Gail Lumet Buckley - daughter of actress Lena Horne - delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African-American family from Civil War to Civil Rights.Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave...
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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.

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Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist

Stephen Kurkjian · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

The definitive story of the greatest art theft in history.In a secret meeting in 1981, a low-level Boston thief gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was a big score waiting to happen. Though its collections included priceless artworks...
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Braves and Businessmen: A History of Montana, Volume Three

Greg Strandberg · Createspace
Pages: 268
Format: Paperback

Montana's history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated third volume of the state's history. Montana Territory had 20,595 people in 1870 and the vast majority were Indians. Those Indians would fight for their lands, and much of the territory's...
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Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris

RASHIDA K BRAGGS · University of California Press
Pages: 280
Format: eBook

At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. Jazz Diasporas challenges the notion that Paris was a color-blind paradise for African Americans. On the contrary, musicians adopted a variety of strategies...
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Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

Sheila McCauley Keys · Tarcher
Format: Hardcover

Our Auntie Rosa is the most intimate portrait yet of the great American hero - "the lady who refused to sit in the back of the bus." The family of Rosa Parks share their remembrances of the woman who was not only the mother of the civil rights movement, but a nurturing mother...
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The Fight to Vote

Michael Waldman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

From the president of NYU's Brennan Center for Justice and the author of The Second Amendment, the history of the long struggle to win voting rights for all citizens.

In The Second Amendment, Michael Waldman traced the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights...
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Panic on the Pacific: How America Prepared for the West Coast Invasion

Bill Yenne · Regnery History
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

The aftershocks of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were felt keenly all over America - the war in Europe had hit home. But nowhere was American life more immediately disrupted than on the West Coast, where people lived in certain fear of more Japanese attacks. From that day until...
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The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey

Dawn Anahid MacKeen · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

An epic tale of one man's courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter's quest to tell his story

In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian's world becomes undone. He is separated from his family as they are swept up in the government's...
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