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The Historical Atlas of World War II
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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A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition
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 Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
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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The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
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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The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014: Prices and Incomes in the United States
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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Fifty Weapons That Changed the Course of History
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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Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America
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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How baseball explains America
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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Devil's diary.
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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White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic
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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America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve
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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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853
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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