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Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

Dean Jobb · Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

"A brilliantly researched tale of greed, ambition, and our desperate need to believe in magic, it's history that captures America as it really was--and always will be. A great read." - Douglas Perry, author of Eliot Ness It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder...
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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

Peter Cozzens · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping - lauded by BOOKLIST as "a beautifully...
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Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Two's Greatest Escape

Mark Felton · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On August 30, 1942 - 'Zero Night' - 40 Allied officers staged the most audacious mass escape of World War II. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as the officers boldly stormed the huge double fences at Oflag Prison....
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Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

Dorothy Wickenden · Scribner; First Edition edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood attended grade school and Smith College together, spent nine months on a grand tour of Europe in 1910, and then, bored with society luncheons and chaperoned balls and not yet ready for marriage, they went off to teach the children of homesteaders...
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Power Wars: Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency

Charlie Savage · Little, Brown and Company, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 769
Format: Print book

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage's penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security stateBarack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush's "global war on terror." Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance...
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Cracking the AP World History Exam 2017, Premium Edition

Princeton Review. · Princeton Review
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

PREMIUM PRACTICE FOR A PERFECT 5! Equip yourself to ace the NEW 2017 AP World History Exam with this Premium version of The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide. The AP World History course and exam have changed! Created to align with the new exam, this Premium edition of our best-selling...
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The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

Roseanne Montillo · William Morrow; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In late nineteenth-century Boston, home to Herman Melville and Oliver Wendell Holmes, a serial killer preying on children is running loose in the city - a wilderness of ruin caused by the Great Fire of 1872 - in this literary historical crime thriller reminiscent of The Devil in the White...
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade

The New Yorker Magazine · Random House; First Edition ~1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Including contributions by W. H. Auden Elizabeth Bishop John Cheever Janet Flanner John Hersey Langston Hughes Shirley Jackson A. J. Liebling William Maxwell Carson McCullers Joseph Mitchell Vladimir Nabokov Ogden Nash John OHara George Orwell V. S. Pritchett Lillian Ross...
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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Peter Frankopan · Vintage
Pages: 672
Format: Paperback

Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching...
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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Susan Southard · Viking
Format: eBook

A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bombs enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting.... But the books biggest achievement is its treatment of the aftershocks in the decades since 1945.—The New YorkerA powerful and unflinching...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Hardcover

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage...
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Liberty or Death: The French Revolution

Peter McPhee · Yale University Press
Pages: 488
Format: Print book

The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed, and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and launched shock waves across the world. In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime's study of eighteenth-century...
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50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.

Brent D. Glass · Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

A one-of-a-kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States guaranteed to fascinate, educate, and entertain - selected and described by the former director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.From Massachusetts to Florida...
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Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2017 Edition

Princeton Review · Penguin Random House
Pages: 442
Format: Print book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5! Equip yourself to ace the AP U.S. History Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide - including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online, and 2 full-length...
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Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace

Lawrence Wright · Vintage
Format: eBook

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this...
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