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Double Down: Game Change 2012

Mark Halperin · Penguin Press HC, The
Format: Hardcover

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times:"Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book...
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The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age

PATRICK PARR · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Martin Luther King Jr. was a cautious 19-year-old rookie preacher when he left Atlanta, Georgia, to attend seminary up north. At Crozer Theological Seminary, King, or "ML" back then, immediately found himself surrounded by a white staff and white professors. Even his dorm room...
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The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap

Stephanie Coontz · Basic Civitas Books
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

Leave It to Beaver was not a documentary, a man's home has never been his castle, the 'male breadwinner marriage' is the least traditional family in history, and rape and sexual assault were far higher in the 1970s than they are today. In The Way We Never Were, acclaimed historian...
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Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue in a Doomed World

Taras Grescoe · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily "Mickey" Hahn was a legendary New Yorker journalist whose...
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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

DAVID BARON · Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon's shadow descended on the American...
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Sebag Montefiore · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 744
Format: Print book

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas,...
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America's Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War

Joseph Kelly · Overlook Hardcover; First edition
Format: Hardcover

In 1863, Union forces surrounded the city of Charleston. Their vice-like grip on the harbor would hold the city hostage for nearly two years, becoming the longest siege in the history of modern warfare. But for almost two centuries prior, a singular ideology forged among the headstrong...
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Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile was deposed in a violent coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The coup had been in the works for months, even years. Shortly after giving a farewell speech to his people, Allende died of gunshot wounds—whether inflicted by his own hand...
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The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green

Homer · University of California Press; New Tra edition
Format: Hardcover

One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging...
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The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Cathy Scott-Clark · Penguin Books
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive...
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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

ANDREW ROBERTS · Viking
Pages: 1088
Format: Hardcover

A landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader, based on extensive new material--from private letters to war cabinet meetings-- by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War.When we seek an example of unalloyed courage, the man who comes to mind is Winston...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century...
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The handheld library : mobile technology and the librarian

Thomas A Peters; Lori Bell · Libraries Unlimited
Format: Paperback

There currently are approximately seven billion people on earth, and approximately six billion active mobile phone subscriptions. Mobile devices have transformed how we communicate, seek and use information, create content, and are entertained. Nearly all types of social, cultural, commercial,...
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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador Usa
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton -- one of today's most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historiansIn the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters, Giles...
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