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Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders

Beverly Lowry · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed...
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The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia

David Reid · Pantheon Books
Pages: 504
Format: Print book

A brilliant, sweeping, and unparalleled look at the extraordinarily rich culture and turbulent politics of New York City between the years 1945 and 1950, The Brazen Age opens with Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign tour through the city's boroughs in 1944. He would see little...
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From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Jeffrey E. Garten · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something...
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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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Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness

Craig Nelson · Scribner
Pages: 532
Format: Print book

Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America - Pearl Harbor - based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author.The America we live in today was born, not on July...
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Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Julia Baird · Random House
Pages: 696
Format: Print book

This page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience."Victoria...
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Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America

Calvin Trillin · Random House Publishing Group
Pages: 304
Format: eBook

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South....
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Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders

Brady Carlson · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

An entertaining exploration into the death stories of our nation's greatest leaders -- and the wild ways we choose to remember and memorialize them.To public radio host and reporter Brady Carlson, the weighty responsibilities of being president never end. As Carlson sees it, the dead presidents...
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Feds and Farmers: A History of Montana, Volume Five

Greg Strandberg · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 452
Format: Paperback

Montana from 1930 to 1960 was a very interesting time. The state had already been suffering economic depression for ten years when the Great Depression hit the nation. Montana suffered just as much as the rest of the country, but it was also rescued by the federal New Deal programs. You'll...
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An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

Benjamin Madley · Yale University Press
Pages: 692
Format: Print book

Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous...
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Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair

Christopher Oldstone-Moore · The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Beards - they're all the rage these days. Take a look around: from hip urbanites to rustic outdoorsmen, well-groomed metrosexuals to post-season hockey players, facial hair is everywhere. The New York Times traces this hairy trend to Big Apple hipsters circa 2005 and reports that today...
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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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When Women Win: EMILY's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics

Ellen Malcolm · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 358
Format: Print book

The dramatic inside story of the rise of women in elected office over the past quarter-century, from the pioneering founder of three-million-member EMILY's List - one of the most influential players in today's political landscape In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress,...
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