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The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend

Glenn Stout · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

The complete story surrounding the most famous and significant player transaction in professional sports. The sale of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919 is one of the pivotal moments in baseball history, changing the fortunes of two of baseball's most storied...
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When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends

Mary Sperling McAuliffe · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 317
Format: Print book

When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them - one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat...
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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Peter Frankopan · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 672
Format: Print book

The epic history of the crossroads of the world - the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of civilization It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise...
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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Ruth Goodman · Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From an historian who advised on the BBC's Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period...
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I Marched With Sherman: Civil War Memoirs of the 20th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Ira Blanchard · Jd Huff & Co
Pages: 170
Format: Hardcover

use the text that is on the original back cover.
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He Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

S Jonathan Bass · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South.Caliph Washington's life was never supposed to matter. As a black teenager from the vice-ridden city of Bessemer, Alabama, Washington was wrongfully...
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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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Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Joby Warrick · Doubleday,
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

"In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty...
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Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906

DAVID CANNADINE · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history of nineteenth-century Britain by one of the world's most respected historians.To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing and unprecedented series of changes. Cities grew vast; there were revolutions in transportation, communication, science,...
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PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy

William Doyle · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, during a chaotic nighttime skirmish amid the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri barreled through thick fog and struck the U.S. Navy's motor torpedo boat PT 109, splitting the craft nearly in half and killing two American...
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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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A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War

Williamson Murray · Princeton University Press
Pages: 616
Format: Print book

The Civil War represented a momentous change in the character of war. It combined the projection of military might across a continent on a scale never before seen with an unprecedented mass mobilization of peoples. Yet despite the revolutionizing aspects of the Civil War, its leaders faced...
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Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee

Shelley Fisher Fishkin · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 381
Format: Print book

American novelist E.L. Doctorow once observed that literature "endows places with meaning." Yet, as this wide-ranging new book vividly illustrates, understanding the places that shaped American writers' lives and their art can provide deep insight into what makes their literature...
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Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till

Elliott J. Gorn · Oxford University Press
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

The world knows the story of young Emmett Till. In August 1955, the fourteen-year-old Chicago boy supposedly flirted with a white woman named Carolyn Bryant, who worked behind the counter of a country store, while visiting family in Mississippi. Three days later, his mangled body was recovered...
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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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