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Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution

Helen Zia · Ballantine Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China's 1949 Communist revolution - a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today.

"A true page-turner. . . [Helen] Zia has proven once again that...
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Tin Cans and Greyhounds: The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars

Clint Johnson · Regnery History
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For men on destroyer-class warships during World War I and World War II, battles were waged "against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected." Those were the words Lieutenant Commander Robert Copeland calmly told his crew as their tiny, unarmored destroyer...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · Custom House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.

Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...

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The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Bridgett M. Davis · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A singular memoir highlighting "the outstanding humanity of black America" that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s (James McBride)

In 1958, the very same year that an unknown...
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National Geographic The Old West

Stephen G. Hyslop · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lewis and Clark's epic 1803 expedition to the showmanship of Buffalo Bill, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing tales of tragedy and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs and intricate maps, The Old West is the definitive history of a time...
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How to Plan a Crusade: Religious War in the High Middle Ages

CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A spirited and sweeping account of how the crusades really worked -- and a revolutionary attempt to rethink how we understand the Middle Ages. The story of the wars and conquests initiated by the First Crusade and its successors is itself so compelling that most accounts move quickly from...
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Figuring

Maria Popova · Pantheon
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries--beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with...
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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon.

"We choose...

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A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen

Morten Høi Jensen · Yale University Press
Pages: 234
Format: Hardcover

Beautifully written and incisive, this is the first English biography of a major Scandinavian author who is ripe for rediscovery While largely unknown today, Danish writer and Darwin translator Jens Peter Jacobsen was the leading prose writer in Scandinavia in the late nineteenth century...
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Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

BRET BAIER · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 bestselling author of Three Days in January and Anchor of the #1 rated Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel reveals as never before President Ronald Reagan's battle to end the Cold War, framed around the historic, three-day 1988 Moscow Summit.

In his acclaimed...

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Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Changiz Lahidji · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret -- Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam.

Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred...

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The Little Book of Feminist Saints

JULIA PIERPONT · Random House
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world. A Stylist Must-read Book of 2018 In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising...
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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

Rebecca Traister · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY *

The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women...
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Peace and War: Britain in 1914

Nigel Jones · Head of Zeus
Format: eBook

A gripping portrait of life in Britain in a year that shook Europe to its foundations1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions...
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War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation

John Sedgwick · Berkley Books, 2015.
Pages: 455
Format: Print book

Examines the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting vice-president into a fugitive.
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