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Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago

MAX ALLAN COLLINS · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

At last, the definitive account of the battle for Chicago: Legendary novelist Max Allan Collins and acclaimed rising historian A. Brad Schwartz combine talents in this groundbreaking dual biography of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the upright Prohibition...
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Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero

Christian Di Spigna · Crown
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A rich and illuminating biography of America's forgotten Founding Father, the patriot physician and major general who fomented rebellion and died heroically at the battle of Bunker Hill on the brink of revolutionLittle has been known of one of the most important figures in early American...
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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

KEITH O'BRIEN · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi‑day events, and cities...
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The Fighters

C. J. Chivers · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning conflict journalist C.J. Chivers follows the arcs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the experiences of those who fought them, as Stephen Ambrose did for the grunts of WWII, and Michael Herr's classic Dispatches did for Vietnam.Almost 2.5 million Americans...
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The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist

Tim Birkhead · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Bird Sense, a biography of Francis Willughby, the man who pulled the study of birds out of the dark ages and formed the foundations of modern ornithology. Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth...
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Ghost Riders: When US and German Soldiers Fought Together to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II

Mark Felton · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing story of American GIs joining forces with German soldiers in the closing days of World War II to save the world's finest horsesAs the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun...
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Operation Columba--The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Story of World War II Resistance in Europe

GORDON CORERA · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating, untold story of how British intelligence secretly used homing pigeons as part of a clandestine espionage operation to gather information, communicate, and coordinate with members of the Resistance to defeat the Nazis in occupied Europe during World War II.Between 1941 and 1944,...
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Historic Tales of Michigan Up North

D. Laurence Rogers · The History Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Centuries ago, Europeans desperate for gold and a route to the East found a lush, green paradise populated by native tribes in the New World. Despite a clash of cultures, cooperation created the fur trade that dominated early Michigan history. Subsequent violence and disease all but wiped...
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The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search for Meaning in the Great Depression

BEN MONTGOMERY · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere left to turn. After months of struggling to feed his family on wages he earned...
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Milwaukee Ghosts and Legends

Anna Lardinois · The History Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Beneath Milwaukee's calm façade, its ghastly past awaits. In life, Charles Pfister played the dutiful hotel host, and he tends this office still in death. The overbearing spirit of Frederick Pabst keeps persistent watch over the mansion that shares his name. The remains of the Newhall...
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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

REBECCA TRAISTER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies - whom Anne Lamott called "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" - comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend...
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The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

MICHAEL LEWIS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works?"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments,...
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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben Macintyre · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British...
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Presidents of War

MICHAEL BESCHLOSS · Crown
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into...
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The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee

SAM KASHNER · Harper
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else - Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill - from the authors of Furious Love.When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger...
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Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

BILL O'REILLY · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestselling Killing seriesAs the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were swiftly caught, including...
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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London

Christopher Skaife · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world's eeriest monumentThe ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumor has it that if a raven from the Tower should ever leave, the city will fall. The title of Ravenmaster, therefore, is a serious...
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Valley Forge

BOB DRURY · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history - the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George...
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The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin: Voices of Early Settlers

Michael E. Stevens · Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

From the mid-1830s through the 1850s, more than a half million people settled in Wisconsin. While traveling in ships and wagons, establishing homes, and forming new communities, these men, women, and children recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and newspaper articles. In their...
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Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States

Bradley W Hart · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II.Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular...
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Napoleon: A Life

Adam Zamoyski · Basic Books
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Napoleon, revealing the true man behind the legend"What a novel my life has been!" Napoleon once said of himself. Born into a poor family, the callow young man was, by twenty-six, an army general. Seduced by an older woman, his marriage transformed...
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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Pete Souza · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The new book by Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions--with Pete Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama given...
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Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household

ADRIAN TINNISWOOD · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II Monarchs: they're just like us. They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money. Henry VIII tripped over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house....
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Dominion: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Peter Ackroyd · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of EnglandDominion, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria...
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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

NATHANIEL PHILBRICK · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant AmbitionIn the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British...
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