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Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Nick Turse · Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civiliansAmericans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples."...
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Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison

Michael Daly · Atlantic Monthly Press; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it really happened, and many historical forces conspired to bring Topsy, Thomas Edison,...
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The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years

Edward Gross · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year...
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The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters

Anthony Pagden · Random House
Format: Print book

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSOne of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world.   Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression....
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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Denise Kiernan · Touchstone
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller "A soaring and gorgeous American story" (Karen Abbott) from the author of the New York Times bestselling The Girls of Atomic City. The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore - the largest, grandest residence ever...
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Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

Dan L Flores · Basic Books
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends don't come close to capturing the incredible survival story of the coyote. As soon as Americans...
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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben Macintyre · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British...
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The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

Ronald Kessler · Crown
Pages: 258
Format: Hardcover

As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media. What the nation's leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front row seat on their private lives and those...
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Douglas

Linda Graves Fabian · Arcadia Publishing
Format: Book

The town of Douglas is located in east-central Wyoming in a gentle valley, with the mountains of Medicine Bow National Forest on one side and the beautiful Wyoming plains on the other. Established in 1887 by the Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railroad, the town was named by representatives...
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Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University)

Charles K. Armstrong · Cornell University Press; 1 edition
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

From the Publisher"This vivid and cogent book . . . asks how the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)— poor, stagnant, and isolated—has continually been able to play international allies, patrons, and enemies against one another to get what it has wanted. . . . Verdict:...
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Antarctica

David Day · Oxford University Press
Format:  Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Since the first sailing ships spied the Antarctic coastline in 1820, the frozen continent has captured the world's imagination. David Day's brilliant biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history--two centuries of exploration, scientific...
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Ghost Towns of Wyoming

Bruce A Raisch · Donning Co.
Pages: 159
Format: Paperback

Ghost Towns of Wyoming, the first in a series of ten ghost town books, is a stunning volume featuring a historical and physical biography of 74 sites, with their history dating back to 1812. While many of these towns are a vanishing breed from a bygone era, a sense of history hangs in the air of their...
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Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

Rorke Denver · Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs--the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands...
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Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

Steven Beller · Oxford University Press, 2015.
Pages: 143
Format: Print book

Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia, and its history continues to invite debate. This Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the phenomenon, from ancient religious conflict to 'new' antisemitism...
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