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Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State

T. D. Allman · Atlantic Monthly Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Over the centuries, Florida has been many things an unconquered realm protected by geography, a wilderness that ruined Spanish conquistadors, gods waiting room, and a place to start over. Depopulated...
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Tragedy at Chu Lai: Reconstructing a Deadly Grenade Accident in a U.S. Army Classroom in Vietnam, July 10, 1969

David Venditta · McFarland & Company
Pages: 202
Format: Paperback

Nicky Venditti, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot with a love of fast cars and practical jokes, went to Vietnam in 1969 and was dead in 11 days, killed by an Americal Division grenade training explosion at Chu Lai. The full story of the incident did not come out until the author, David Venditta...
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Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation

Steve Vogel · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

In a rousing account of one of the critical turning points in American history, Through the Perilous Fight tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem.   In the summer...
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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Pages: 1088
Format: Hardcover

A landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader, based on extensive new material--from private letters to war cabinet meetings-- by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War.When we seek an example of unalloyed courage, the man who comes to mind is Winston...
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The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

Bob Drury · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 433
Format: eBook

An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: "a page-turner with remarkable immediacy ... and the narrative sweep of a great Western" (The Boston Globe) .Red...
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The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: An Illustrated Panorama

Joe Sacco · Jonathan Cape
Pages: 56
Format: Product Bundle

The Great War July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. It is an illustrated panorama with an essay by Adam Hochschild. Sacco's work [is] the best argument around for comics as a journalistic medium. (GQ) . Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize...
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Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

Todd Miller · City Lights Books
Pages: 355
Format: Paperback

"In his scathing and deeply reported examination of the U.S. Border Patrol, Todd Miller argues that the agency has gone rogue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trampling on the dignity and rights of the undocumented with military-style tactics. . . . Miller's book arrives at a moment...
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Celtic Myths and Legends Series

T W Rolleston · Bracken Books
Pages: 484
Format: Hardcover

Celtic origins, heroes, and stories spring to life in T. W. Rolleston's classic work, Celtic Myths and Legends. Spanning thousands of years and across thousands of miles, these myths and legends offer a glimpse into worlds long gone that continue to influence modern culture.
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The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two

Piers Paul Read · Bloomsbury Press; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

July The German military attachxE in Paris receives a visit from a seedy-looking man who claims to be a French army officer in desperate need of money offering to sell them military secretsCaptain Alfred Dreyfus was a rising star in the French artillery command Reserved yet intelligent...
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U.S. Marshals: Inside America's Most Storied Law Enforcement Agency

Mike Earp · William Morrow; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp—a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp—offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nations development for more...
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Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empireIn Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by slave traders from her Ruthenian...
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Africa: A Modern History

Guy Arnold · Atlantic Books
Pages: 1232
Format: Hardcover

The end of World War II signaled the end of the European African empires. In 1945, four African countries were independent; by 1963, 30 African states created the Organization of African Unity. The 1960s were a time of optimism as Africans enjoyed their new independence, witnessed increases...
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The Tower: The Tumultuous History of the Tower of London from 1078

Derek A Wilson · Scribner
Pages: 257
Format: Book

Hardcover Octavo. Illustration section of twenty-seven plates; seven drawings of the tower at different time periods.
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Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution

Giles Milton · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover

In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II--a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that...
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Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Wendy Lower · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Wendy Lower’s stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women’s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. The long-held picture of German women...
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