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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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Big History

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 440
Format: Print book

Featuring a foreword by the father of Big History, David Christian, and produced in association with the Big History Institute, Big History provides a comprehensive understanding of the major events that have changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home. This first fully...
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Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

Yvonne Wakim Dennis · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 656
Format: Print book

From ancient rock drawings to today's urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current...
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The Historical Atlas of World War II

Alexander Swanston · Chartwell Books
Format: Hardcover

World War II was the most devastating event in human history. The Historical Atlas of World War II presents the conflict through deeply-researched text and detailed maps that, taken together, add up to a unique and original appraisal of this global war.The Historical Atlas of World War II encompasses...
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Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Clint Hill · Gallery Books
Pages: 451
Format: Print book

A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November.Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most...
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Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman

Greg Grandin · Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A new account of Americas most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of Americas current imperial stanceIn his fascinating new book, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin argues that to understand the crisis of contemporary America--its...
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Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Gary Krist · Broadway Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City        Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans...
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Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

Maeve Binchy · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 385
Format: Paperback

Before she was a bestselling novelist, Maeve Binchy started out as a columnist for The Irish Times. Her articles - focused on the famous and the obscure alike - were filled with the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. From royal weddings...
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Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope

Wendy Holden · Harper
Format: Hardcover

The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too - a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer's Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied...
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America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve

Roger Lowenstein · Penguin Press, 2015.
Format: eBook

A tour de force of historical reportage, -- When Genius Failed Lowenstein focuses on the four men at the heart of the struggle to create the Federal Reserve. These were Paul Warburg, a refined, German-born financier, recently relocated to New York, who was horrified by the primitive condition...
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Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test, July 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Services · Citizenship and Immigration Services; Revised edition
Format: Print book

Revised edition. Contains short lessons based on each of the 100 civics questions. Ideal for both U.S. history/ civics students as well as legal residents preparing for the United States Naturalization citizenship test, this set contains information that will help you learn more about important...
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Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

Marilynne K. Roach · Da Capo Press
Format: Kindle Edition

Library Journal12/01/2013 From early 1692 until mid-1693, accusations of witchcraft, based on fear, prejudice, resentment, and unexplainable illnesses, affected hundreds of lives in and around Salem, MA. After 20 executions, changing public sentiment caused officials to desist, and the frenzy...
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Cuba's Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story

Peter C Bjarkman · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 386
Format: Print book

The stellar play and fascinating backstories of exiled Cuban sluggers and hurlers in Major League Baseball (MLB) has become one of the biggest headlines in America's national pastime. On-field exploits by colorful Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, American League rookie-of-the-year...
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A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition

Alyson Martin · New Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use--a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million...
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The Politics Book

DK Publishing · DK ADULT
Format: Hardcover

From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today — Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and more — The Politics Book clearly and simply...
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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Christine Kenneally · Viking; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

* A New York Times Notable Book * "The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time." - The New York Times Book Review We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History...
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Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

Michael B. Oren · Random House
Format: eBook

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMichael B. Orens memoir of his time as Israels ambassador to the United States—a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East—provides a frank, fascinating look inside the special relationship between...
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Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

Catherine Bailey · Penguin Books
Format: eBook

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest familiesFans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s...
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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Christopher McDougall · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After...
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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past

Jennifer Teege · The Experiment
Pages: 221
Format: Print book

The internationally bestselling memoir hailed as "haunting and unflinching" (Washington Post) , "unforgettable" (Publishers Weekly) , and "stunning" (BOOKLIST ) . When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf,...
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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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Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers

Amir D. Aczel · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery....
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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

Tim Butcher · Grove Press
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo...
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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

Johann Hari · Bloomsbury
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerIt is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over...
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The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

Harvey J. Kaye · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis...
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Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise

Lucinda Hawksley · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumor and gossip than hard facts? When Lucinda Hawksley started to investigate,...
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Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar

Claude Lecouteux · Inner Traditions
Pages: 418
Format: Print book

A comprehensive handbook of more than 1,000 magical words, phrases, symbols, and secret alphabets * Explains the origins, derivatives, and practical usage of each word, phrase, and spell as well as how they can be combined for custom spells * Based on the magical traditions of Europe,...
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The Prayer of Jabez for Teens

Bruce Wilkinson · Echristian
Format: Print book

Today's teenagers are learning to pray, and this tool is for them! The impact of The Prayer of Jabez has been phenomenal -- with reports of changed lives, expanded ministries, and massive spiritual breakthroughs among believers everywhere. Now teens can also receive extravagant blessing...
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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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Dimestore: A Writer's Life

Lee Smith · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth was a place...
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The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

Marc Morris · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Book

A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history the Norman Conquest.An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest...
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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History

Brian Kilmeade · Sentinel
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

"Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath...
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The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress...
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Scalia: A Court of One

Bruce Allen Murphy · Simon & Schuster
Format: Kindle Edition

A deeply researched portrait of the controversial Supreme Court justice covers his career achievements, his appointment in 1986, and his resolve to support agendas from an ethical, rather than political, perspective."This is the compelling story of one of the most polarizing figures...
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The Baby Farmers: A Chilling Tale of Missing Babies, Shameful Secrets and Murder in 19th Century Australia

Annie Cossins · Allen & Unwin
Format: Paperback

The most common murder victim in 19th century Australia was a baby, and the most common perpetrator was a woman—a fascinating story of the most infamous legal trial in Australia In October 1892, a one-month-old baby boy was found buried in the backyard of Sarah and John Makin, two wretchedly...
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Lafayette in the somewhat United States

Sarah Vowell · Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.
Format: eBook

On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been thirty years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved...
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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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The teacher wars : a history of America's most embattled profession

Dana Goldstein · Doubleday
Format:  book_printbook : English : First editionView all editions and formats

"A brilliant young scholar's history of 175 years of teaching in America shows that teachers have always borne the brunt of shifting, often impossible expectations. In other nations, public schools are one thread in a quilt that includes free universal child care, health care,...
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The Making of Asian America: A History

Erika Lee · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject.In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds...
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The American Revolution: A Visual History

Dk. · DK Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

The American Revolution will transport you back in time and onto the frontlines. This complete overview of the war brings all the action to life, from the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.Beginning with the first stirrings...
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Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana's Frontier

Lael Morgan · Chicago Review Press

Providing new insights into womens struggle for equality, this historical study shows the true story of the women of old Montana. With few career options available in the 19th century, many of the most independent and enterprising women turned to the worlds oldest profession for a lucrative...
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The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

David I. Kertzer · Random House
Format: Kindle Edition

Publishers Weekly? 10/21/2013 The 2002 public release of the archives of Pius XI's papacy revealed a trove of historical treasures that Brown University professor Kertzer (The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara) found "irresistible." He brings to life an intriguing and unlikely...
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This Land that I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

John Shaw · PublicAffairs; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

February, 1940: After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march, and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America’s top songwriter, Irving Berlin, had captured the nation’s mood a little more...
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The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War

Don Harrison Doyle · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
Pages: 382
Format: Print book

"When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered...
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PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy

William Doyle · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, during a chaotic nighttime skirmish amid the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri barreled through thick fog and struck the U.S. Navy's motor torpedo boat PT 109, splitting the craft nearly in half and killing two American...
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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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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

Adam Cohen · Penguin Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments...
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Black flags : the rise of ISIS

Joby Warrick · Doubleday
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION A Best Book of 2015 "The New York Times, " "The Washington Post, " "People" Magazine, "San Francisco Chronicle, " "Kansas City Star, " and "Kirkus Reviews" ""In...
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Fifty Weapons That Changed the Course of History

Joel Levy · Firefly Books
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully presented guide to 50 weapons and their historical impact on civilization. Fifty Weapons that Changed the Course of History is a fascinating guide to the arms and armaments that have had the greatest impact on the development of human civilization. Like the other titles...
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Crime Incorporated: The Inside Story of the Mafia's First 100 Years

William Balsamo · New Horizon Press, 2015.
Pages: 400
Format: eBook

Based on previously unavailable information and nearly two decades of research, Crime Incorporated reveals for the first time all the unsavoury facts of the Mob's bloody evolution from a gang of uncouth, bumbling killers into the highly organized, smoothly running 'corporation'...
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The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014: Prices and Incomes in the United States

Scott Derks · Grey House Pub; 5 edition
Format: Hardcover

This fifth edition of the highly successful The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
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Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

Michael Hiltzik · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Los Angeles Times contributor, the untold story of how science went "big," built the bombs that helped win World War II, and became dependent on government and industry - and the forgotten genius who started it all, Ernest Lawrence.Since...
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The donut : history, recipes, and lore from Boston to Berlin

Michael Krondl · Chicago Review Press
Format: eBook

The love for the donut in the United States is longstanding and deep-rooted. Gourmet donut shops have popped up in trendy neighborhoods across the country and high-end restaurants are serving trios of donuts for dessert, while Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and Tim Hortons have amassed...
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Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation

Cate Malek · McSweeney's; First Edition edition
Format: Book

The occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has been one of the world’s most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises for over four decades. In this oral history collection, men and women from Palestine—including a fisherman, a settlement administrator, and a marathon...
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson · Random House Large Print
Pages: 528
Format: Large print book

A loving and hilarious - if occasionally spiky - valentine to Bill Bryson's adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land....
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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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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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Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield

Jeremy Scahill · Nation Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestsellerNow also an Oscar-nominated documentaryIn Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders...
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Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

Gary J Byrne · Center St
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne exposes the truth behind Hillary, Bill, and their public facade.Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside...
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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

Rebecca Frankel · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Kindle Edition

*A New York Times Best Seller*Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker. There...
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Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

Michael A McDonnell · Hill and Wang, 2015.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In Masters of Empire, the historian Michael A. McDonnell reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Though less well known than the Iroquois or Sioux, the Anishinaabeg, who lived across Lakes Michigan and Huron, were equally...
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Oregon Trail

Rinker Buck · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller: Rinker Buck's "awe-inspiring ... charming, big-hearted, impassioned ... fun to read" (The Boston Globe) account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way - in a covered wagon with a team of mules.Acclaimed in hardcover...
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Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Alex Kershaw · Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War IIThe leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring...
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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s PBS series, And Still I Rise - a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos.Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White...
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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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Liar, temptress, soldier, spy four women undercover in the civil war

Karen Abbott · Harper
Format: Book

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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Anand Gopal · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the deadIn a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught...
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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
Format: Print book

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 American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton

William E Leuchtenburg · Oxford University Press, 2015.
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents...
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Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

Wil Haygood · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional...
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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Lisa McGirr · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a "noble experiment" that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this...
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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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Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

Jeremy Scahill · Nation Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America’s new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down,...
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Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the OligarchsA True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

Ben Mezrich · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Bringing Down the House (sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and the basis for the hit movie 21) and The Accidental Billionaires (the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network) delivers an epic drama of wealth, rivalry,...
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These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 712
Format: Print book

A powerful history of the making and unmaking of American democracy and global power, told in sweeping scope and intimate detail. In the winter of 1936, Franklin Roosevelt remarked in a fireside chat, "I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making."...
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A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance

Theodora M D Ph D Ross · Avery
Pages: 286
Format: Print book

Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary. Yet despite...
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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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Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity

Michael Scott · Basic Books
Pages: 411
Format: Hardcover

"As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalized world."Tom Holland, author of Dynasty and RubiconTwenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary new era that overturned old order and laid the foundation for our world...
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How baseball explains America

Hal Bodley · Triumph Books
Format:  eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examining the connection between baseball and our country's history, How Baseball Explains America is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind journey through the sport known as America's pastime. Longtime USA Today baseball columnist Hal Bodley explores just how essential baseball is to understanding...
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Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

Eric Foner · W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 301
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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City of God

Augustine, of Hippo Saint · Penguin Classics
Pages: 1097
Format: Mass Market Paperback

St. Augustine's masterpiece is an interpretation of history in terms of the struggle between good and evil: the City of God in conflict with the City of the Devil. Abridged for the modern reader.
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In the secret service : the true story of the man who saved President Reagan's life

Jerry Parr · Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 326
Format: eBook

Meet Jerry Parr. In 1981, he was the agent standing next to Ronald Reagan when John Hinckley, Jr., stepped out of the crowd, intent on killing the president. In the Secret Service is an adrenaline-filled ride through the life of the agent who saved Ronald Reagan's life. Jerry spent...
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I feel like going on : life, game, and glory

Ray Lewis · Touchstone, 2015.
Pages: 266
Format: Print book

The legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker assesses the state of football while recounting his troubled youth, his rise to athletic fame, and the allegations that threatened his NFL career.Lewis, Baltimore Ravens linebacker and one of the greatest defensive players of his generation, holds...
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The upright thinkers : the human journey from living in trees to understanding the cosmos

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon Books
Pages: n/a
Format: Print book

Presents a history of science, focusing on its influence in the transition from humanity's primitive beginnings up to the modern day, with profiles of famous scientists responsible for some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries. --Publisher's description."Leonard Mlodinow...
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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Susan Southard · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A 2015 Washington Post Notable Book of the Year"A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb's enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting. . . . But the book's biggest achievement is its treatment of the aftershocks...
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The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

Roger Moorhouse · Basic Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two mammoth and opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Yet for nearly a third of the conflicts entire timespan, Hitler and Stalin...
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National Geographic Almanac of World History, 3rd Edition

Stephen G. Hyslop · National Geographic; 3 edition
Format: Hardcover

Epic in scope, yet loaded with captivating detail, this completely updated edition of National Geographics bestselling Almanac of World History encompasses all of human history, from ancient times to present. It is a rich chronicle of great ages and cultures told in a vivid and varied format,...
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Devil's diary.

Robert Wittman · Harpercollins, 2015.
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg - Hitler's "chief philosopher" and architect of Nazi ideology - interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by the authors:...
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No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL

Kevin Maurer · Penguin Group US, 2014.
Pages: 294
Format: eBook

The companion volume to the multimillion-copy classic No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator Mark Owen's instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile...
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A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

John Romer · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. Through extensive research over many decades...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - AMAZON EDITORS' PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017 "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." - Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewFrom New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling...
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A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England

Gordon Corrigan · Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

The glory and tragedy of the Hundred Years War is revealed in a new historical narrative, bringing Henry V, the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc to fresh and vivid lifeIn this captivating new history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle...
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. In a closely reported book that draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist, "Washington Post "reporter Wesley Lowery...
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Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

Michael Kranish · Scribner
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who - despite broad skepticism - could be the next president of the United States.Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life...
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White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

Stephen R. Bown · Da Capo
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Among the explorers made famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable cultures - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, Richard Burton in Africa - Knud Rasmussen stands out not only for his physical bravery but also for the beauty of his writing. Part Danish, part Inuit,...
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A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare

Diana Preston · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German submarine U-20, without warning, torpedoed...
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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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Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2017 Edition

Princeton Review. · Princeton Review
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5 ON THE NEW 2017 EXAM!Equip yourself to ace the NEW AP World 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...
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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee | Key Takeaways & Analysis : A Biography of Cancer

Instaread. · iDreamBooks Inc, 2015.
Format: eBook

Inside this Instaread Key Takeaways & Analysis of The Emperor of All Maladies Overview of book Introduction to the Important People in the book Key Takeaways and Analysis of Key Takeaways.
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The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

Annie Jacobsen · Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Pages: 552
Format: Print book

The definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency....
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Young Royals on Tour: William & Catherine in Canada

Christina Blizzard · Young Royals on Tour: William & Catherine in Canada
Format: Book

A day-by-day celebration in words and photographs of the young couple's first tour of Canada. On April 29, 2011, Prince William of Wales married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. The newlyweds' first royal tour took place in Canada from June 30 to July 8. People across...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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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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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's First Ladies

Kate Andersen Brower · Harper
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle...
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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

Edward Dolnick · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold...
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Bush

Jean Edward Smith · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 808
Format: Print book

Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself - most disastrously in invading Iraq - and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious...
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The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

Daina Ramey Berry · Beacon Press
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early AmericaIn life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market. The Price for Their Pound...
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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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The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer — The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb

James Kunetka · Regnery History
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Two ambitious men. One historic mission.With a blinding flash in the New Mexico desert in the summer of 1945, the world was changed forever. The bomb that ushered in the atomic age was the product of one of history's most improbable partnerships. The General and the Genius reveals how two extraordinary...
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Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition

Nisid Hajari · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: eBook

A few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947 explain the world that troubles us today. Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody - it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British...
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Barron's AP World History, 7th Edition

John McCannon · Barron's
Pages: 493
Format: Print book

With this fully revised and updated guide, students will receive in-depth preparation for the NEW AP World History exam being administered for the first time in May of 2017. This must-have manual includes: Revised strategies for answering highlighting all question typesunit short cut charts...
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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese...
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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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