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Napoleon: The Spirit of the Age: 1805-1810

MICHAEL BROERS · Pegasus Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The second volume in this dynamic three-part life of Napoleon, covering the tumultuous years of 1805 to 1810 -- marking the zenith of Napoleon's power and military might across Europe. The second volume of Michael Broers' three volume life of Napoleon, covering the tumultuous years 1805...
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Heroines of Mercy Street

Pamela D. Toler PhD · Little, Brown, 2016.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A look at the lives of the real nurses depicted in the PBS show Mercy StreetHEROINES OF MERCY STREET tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, mansion turned war-time hospital and setting for the new PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers,...
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A Self-Made Man : The Political Life Of Abraham Lincoln, 1809 – 1849

Sidney Blumenthal · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: eBook

"A breathtaking new view of Abraham Lincoln. " - The National Memo "Engrossing" - Library Journal The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius - from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil...
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Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

CATHERINE KERRISON · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.
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Storm over Leyte : the Philippine invasion and the destruction of the Japanese Navy

John Prados · NAL Caliber
Pages: 388
Format: Print book

The story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II - the greatest naval battle in history. As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked...
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Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library

Wayne A Wiegand · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 331
Format: Hardcover(New Edition)

Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library...
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Thatcher's Trial: 180 Days that Created a Conservative Icon

Kwasi Kwarteng · Public Affairs, 2015. Â2015
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In 1981, Margaret Thatcher faced the greatest challenge of her premiership. After nearly two years in office, the British economy was in a bad condition; unemployment had reached levels not seen since the 1930s; the public finances were in the worst condition since 1945. The Economist memorably...
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Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music's Hometown

Robert Gordon · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"Blues, being the wellspring of all American music for over a century, is always worth studying. Robert does it right." --Keith Richards"An emotional map of musical Memphis. If you don't know these characters, let Robert Gordon introduce you." --Elvis Costello"Robert...
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The Notorious Reno Gang: The Wild Story of the West's First Brotherhood of Thieves, Assassins, and Train Robbers

Rachel Dickinson · Lyons Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The true story of the world's first robbery of a moving train, and the real origins of the Wild WestThey were the first outlaws to rob a moving train. But from 1864 to 1868, the Reno brothers and their gang of counterfeiters, robbers, burglars, and safecrackers also held the town of Seymour,...
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Chronicle of the World

Jacques Legrand · Distributed in the United States of America by Pre
Pages: 1296
Format: Hardcover

News stories of history from 3.5 million BC to 1988.
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The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941: The War in the West, Volume 1

James Holland · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

For seven decades, our understanding of World War II has been shaped by a standard narrative built on conventional wisdom, propaganda, the dramatic but narrow experiences of soldiers on the ground, and an early generation of historians. For his new history, James Holland has spent over...
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Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World

Maurice Walsh · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 525
Format: Print book

"Sets Ireland's post-1916 history in its global and human context, to brilliant effect." -- Neil Hegarty, Irish Times Books of the Year 2015The Irish Revolution has long been mythologized in American culture but seldom understood. Too often, the story of Irish independence and its grinding...
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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

MICHAEL KORDA · Liveright
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · Custom House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...
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The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told

Stephen Dando-Collins · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The story opens in the stinking latrines of the Schubin camp as an American and a Canadian lead the digging of a tunnel which enabled a break involving 36 prisoners of war (POWs) . The Germans then converted the camp to Oflag 64, to exclusively hold US Army officers, with more than 1500...
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