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The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld

T J English · William Morrow
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America's top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne.By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot;...
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KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikolaus Wachsmann · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end of 1945, the SS concentration camp system had become an overwhelming landscape of terror. Twenty-two large camps and over one thousand satellite camps throughout Germany and Europe...
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The Story of the World in 100 Species

Christopher Lloyd · Bloomsbury
Pages: 415
Format: Print book

In the retitled paperback edition of his book What on Earth Evolved?, Christopher Lloyd leads us on an extraordinary journey, from the birth of life to the present day, as he explains, in a jargon-free way, the phenomenon we call "life on Earth." Lloyd starts with the Earth "before...
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Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople

Richard Fidler · Pegasus Books
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

"A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, and invasion that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvelous book." -- Simon WinchesterGhost Empire is a rare treasure -- an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, narrated...
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A History of Medicine in 50 Objects

Gill Paul · Firefly Books Ltd.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Praise for A History of Music in 50 Instruments, also in this series: "Wilkinson's history unfolds like a symphonic work with instrument makers, composers and virtuosic performers picking up these incredible creations and exposing their beauty and capability. To open it up is to be instantly...
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The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life

JOYCE LEE MALCOM · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A vivid and timely re-examination of one of young America's most complicated figures: the war hero turned infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold. Proud and talented, history now remembers this conflicted man solely through the lens of his last desperate act of treason. Yet the fall of Benedict...
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Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

James Wright · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse...
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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

William Doyle · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs - from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror - written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.Over the last fifty...
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The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

JARED BROCK · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

This sweeping biography about the man who was the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin is an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of unimaginable trials.The Road to Dawn tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson-a dynamic, driven man with exceptional...
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Countries, Peoples and Cultures: North America & the Caribbean

Michael Shally-Jensen · Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services ; Amenia, NY
Pages: 277
Format: eBook

The North American continent (above Mexico) and islands located in the Caribbean Sea are examined in this volume. Includes profiles of: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Cuba, Curacao and Sint Maarten (ex-Netherlands Antilles) , Dominica, Dominican Republic,...
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Island People: The Caribbean and the World

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro · Knopf
Pages: 451
Format: Hardcover

A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region's common heritage...
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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Elizabeth Kai Hinton · Harvard University Press
Pages: 449
Format: Print book

In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem...
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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

Wendy Warren · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 345
Format: Print book

The most important work on seventeenth-century New England in a generation. In the tradition of Edmund S. Morgan, whose American Slavery, American Freedom revolutionized colonial history, a new generation of historians is fundamentally rewriting America's beginnings. Nowhere is this more...
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The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program

Jeremy Scahill · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Major revelations about the US government's drone program - bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers...
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The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Andrés Reséndez · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

A landmark history - the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez...
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