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Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

Piu Marie Eatwell · Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly...
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The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo

Walter Lord · Open Road Media
Pages: 349
Format: Hardcover

The true story of the World War II evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Day of Infamy. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler's blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming...
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot · Broadway Books
Pages: 381
Format: Paperback

Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells - taken without her knowledge in 1951 - became one of the most important tools in medicine,...
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Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

Nicholas Guyatt · Basic Books
Pages: 403
Format: Print book

Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that "all men are created equal"? The usual answer is racism, but the reality is more complex and unsettling. In Bind Us Apart, historian Nicholas Guyatt argues that, from the Revolution...
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A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War

Williamson Murray · Princeton University Press
Pages: 616
Format: Print book

The Civil War represented a momentous change in the character of war. It combined the projection of military might across a continent on a scale never before seen with an unprecedented mass mobilization of peoples. Yet despite the revolutionizing aspects of the Civil War, its leaders faced...
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When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador Usa, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles MiltonThe first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary...
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Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy

Heather Ann Thompson · Pantheon
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The first definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice - including information never released to the public - published to coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary of this historic event.On...
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The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Laurence Leamer · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history - the Ku Klux Klan.On a Friday night in March...
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The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark

Trae Crowder · Atria Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The Liberal Rednecks - a three-man stand-up comedy group doing scathing political satire - celebrate all that's good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red.Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated...
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Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided

DANIEL BOLGER · Da Capo Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The gritty and engaging story of two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. One supported the war, the other detested it, but they fought it together.1968. America was divided. Flag-draped caskets came home by the thousands....
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Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

Simon Winchester · Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 492
Format: Print book

The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.A colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean--what it has been,...
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I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord's Resistance Army

Evelyn Amony · The University of Wisconsin Press,
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Abducted at the age of eleven, Evelyn Amony spent nearly eleven years inside the Lord's Resistance Army, becoming a forced wife to Joseph Kony and mother to his children. She takes the reader into the inner circles of LRA commanders and reveals unprecedented personal and domestic details...
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Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Arthur Herman · Random House
Pages: 937
Format: Print book

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation's great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim - from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill Douglas MacArthur was arguably...
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The Library Book

SUSAN ORLEAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Susan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved...
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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · SmileyBooks
Format: Hardcover

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is the companion book to the six-part, six hour documentary of the same name, airing on national, primetime public television in the fall of 2013. The series is the first to air since 1968 that chronicles the full sweep of 500 years of African...
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