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The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth

Karen Branan · Atria Books
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912 - written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them.Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county...
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Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

James Wright · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse...
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The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath

Garrett Peck · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A chronicle of the American experience during World War I and the unexpected changes that rocked the country in its immediate aftermath -- the Red Scare, race riots, women's suffrage, and Prohibition. The Great War's bitter outcome left the experience largely overlooked and forgotten in American...
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Alliance of Evil

Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Maginnis · Defender Publishing
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback

Alliance of Evil establishes that without a doubt the United States and her allies are locked in a prophetic global confrontation on many fronts, a new kind of dual Cold War with the Russians and Chinese. The Russian Federation under a populist authoritarian leader seriously threatens the West...
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The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

DAVID L MEARNS · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

This gripping memoir by the world's foremost marine geologist is an enthralling blend of maritime history, popular science, and Clive Cussler-style adventure. David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood...
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Charlie Company's Journey Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans

Andrew Wiest · Osprey Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The Boys of '67 and the War They Left BehindThe human experience of the Vietnam War is almost impossible to grasp--the camaraderie, the fear, the smell, the pain. Men were transformed into soldiers, and then into warriors.These warriors had wives who loved them and shared in their transformations....
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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded...
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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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The Vél d'Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo

Levi Laub · DoppelHouse Press
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Beginning in the early morning hours of July 16, 1942, and lasting for two days, the French police went beyond Nazi ordinances and took it upon themselves to arrest and imprison more than 13,000 Jews at a Paris sporting arena, the Vélodrome d'Hiver. For most of the Jews, this detention...
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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge

Helen Rappaport · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former...
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The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago

Daniel Kay Hertz · Belt Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

In the years after World War II, a movement began to bring the middle class back from the Chicago suburbs to the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the city's North Side. In place of the old, poorly maintained apartments and dense streetscapes of taverns and butchers, "rehabbers"...
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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Lisa McGirr · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a "noble experiment" that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this...
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Pepper: A Guide to the World's Favorite Spice

Joe Barth · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

If you are interested in pepper--its provenance, history, taste, and uses - then this is a book for you. J.E. Barth recounts the fascinating history of pepper from ancient times through the present and traces the challenges at each step of the pepper supply chain as it make its way from...
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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

SARAH SMARSH · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest.During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor. By telling...
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