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Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump

Kate Andersen Brower · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

After serving the highest office of American government, five men - Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama - became members of the world's most exclusive fraternity. In Team of Five, Kate Andersen Brower goes beyond the White House to uncover...
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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Gordon H. Chang · Mariner Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

"Gripping . . . Chang has accomplished the seemingly impossible . . . He has written a remarkably rich, human, and compelling story of the railroad Chinese." -- Peter Cozzens, Wall Street Journal

A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese wor
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The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed

Brad Meltzer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President LincolnEveryone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865,...
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Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History

Catharine Arnold

Before AIDS or coronavirus, there was the Spanish Flu -- Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history, now in paperback.

In January 1918, as World War I raged on, a new and terrifying

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Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II

Robert Matzen and Luca Dotti · GoodKnight Books
Pages: 404
Format: Paperback

Twenty-five years after her passing, Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars, known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Several biographies have chronicled her stardom, but none has covered her intense...
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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

Anne Glenconner · Hachette Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the future Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, the Princess Margaret. Though the firstborn child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, who controlled one of the largest estates in England, as a daughter...
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I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir

Esther Safran Foer · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A riveting memoir of family, the Holocaust, and the search for truth Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily...
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Ride the Devil's Herd: Wyatt Earp's Epic Battle Against the West's Biggest Outlaw Gang

Boessenecker, John · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The little-known story of how a young Wyatt Earp, aided by his brothers, defeated the Cowboys, the Old West's biggest outlaw gang.

Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story...
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Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

Claudio Saunt · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A masterful and unsettling history of "Indian Removal," the forced migration of Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s and the state-sponsored theft of their lands.In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East...
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The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship

Greg King · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner, including never-before-seen photos of the wreck today.In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after...
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In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine

Rachel Lance · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

How a determined scientist cracked the case of the first successful - and disastrous - submarine attack

On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter...
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Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments That Demonstrate the Power of the People

Kate Schatz · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling team behind Rad American Women A-Z comes an illustrated collection of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural movements in American history."An engaging, fascinating, and necessary book that speaks truth to power." - Congresswoman...
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