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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Eric Jay Dolin · Liveright
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters vividly reanimates the "Golden Age" of piracy in the Americas. Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black

Alan Light · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

An illustrated biography of Johnny Cash that tells his life story through never-before-seen personal photographs and memorabilia from the Cash familyJohnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black is a Cash biography like no other. It reveals Cash's personal and professional life...
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Leadership in Turbulent Times

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does...
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RAF: The Birth of the World's First Air Force

RICHARD OVERY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A great historian's masterful account of the origins of air power in the RAF.The birth of the Royal Air Force during World War I marked a pivotal moment in modern military and political history. With Europe's western front frozen in a bloody stalemate of trench warfare, both sides sought...
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Reagan: An American Journey

Bob Spitz · Penguin Press
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational.More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents,...
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Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I

GEOFFREY WAWRO · Basic Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic....
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These Truths: A History of the United States

JILL LEPORE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas -- "these truths," Jefferson called them -- political equality,...
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