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The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II

Don Brown · Regnery History
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs - on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9 - the pilots continued...
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha · Dutton Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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Lt. Spalding in Civil War Louisiana: A Union Officer's Humor, Privilege, and Ambition

Michael D. Pierson · Louisiana State University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

In July 1862, Union Lieutenant Stephen Spalding wrote a long letter from his post in Algiers, Louisiana, to his former college roommate. Equally fascinating and unsettling for modern readers, the comic cynicism of the young soldier's correspondence offers an unusually candid and intimate...
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The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s

David D Plater · Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

In 1833, Edward G. W. and Frances Parke Butler moved to their newly constructed plantation house, Dunboyne, on the banks of the Mississippi River near the village of Bayou Goula. Their experiences at Dunboyne over the next forty years demonstrated the transformations that many land-owning...
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Cash For Blood: The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade

Ralph Clayton · Heritage Books Inc.
Format: Book

The demand for slave labor increased dramatically in the first decade of the 19th century due to the invention of the cotton gin and the consequent expansion of cotton plantations in the South. In 1808 it became illegal to import slaves from Africa, howev,
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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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Pitot House, The: A Landmark on Bayou St. John

James Wade · Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Architectural majesty rising from the bayou. Travel back in time to one of New Orleans' oldest historic homes. The Pitot House retains its architectural purity and significance because of the Louisiana Landmarks Society's efforts in preservation. A traditional Creole country home,...
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100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die

Beth D'Addono · Reedy Pr
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

New Orleans is on everybody's bucket list. In 2015, visitors to New Orleans spent $7.05 billion dollars a 3.5% increase compared to 2014. And the city hosted 9.78 million visitors a 2.7% increase compared to 2014. These visitors and the locals and hospitality providers that host them...
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Voodoo and Power: The Politics of Religion in New Orleans 1881-1940

Kodi A. Roberts · Louisiana State University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The racialized and exoticized cult of Voodoo occupies a central place in the popular image of the Crescent City. But as Kodi A. Roberts argues in Voodoo and Power, the religion was not a monolithic tradition handed down from African ancestors to their American-born descendants. Instead,...
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Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

LEILA JANAH · Portfolio
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Despite trillions of dollars in Western aid, 2.8 billion people worldwide still struggle to survive every day. We need a better solution. Founder and CEO of Samasource Leila Janah shows that poverty is a problem we can solve - not just hope to alleviate - by giving work. When asked if they'd...
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The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · Dk Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War.Filled with more...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I."We are provincials no longer," declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance...
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