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A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation

Craig Harline · Oxford University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

October 2017 marks five hundred years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg and launched the Protestant Reformation. At least, that's what the legend says. But with a figure like Martin Luther, who looms so large in the historical imagination, it's...
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The Great Rescue: American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and Saving Europe During WWI

PETER HERNON · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of America's entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe - a unique war history that offers a fresh, compelling look at this epic time.When war broke out in Europe...
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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies

JASON FAGONE · Dey Street Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving...
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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming

Paul Hawken · Penguin Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldIn the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer...
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Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

BRUCE HENDERSON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role...
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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Rebecca Romney · Harpercollins
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television's favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY's hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been...
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All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

Donald Stratton · William Morrow
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience, and redemption that is sure to become an enduring document of American...
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Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

LENORA CHU · Harper
Pages: 347
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice; Real Simple Best of the Month; Library Journal Editors' PickIn the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular education...
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Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

Eva Dillon · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer - the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War.In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family...
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Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago

Anna Pasternak · Ecco
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya - the true tragedy behind the timeless classicWhen Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 613
Format: Hardcover

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's most...
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Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980

Craig Shirley · Broadside Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

With a Foreword by Jon MeachamNew York Times bestselling biographer Craig Shirley charts Ronald Reagan's astonishing rise from the ashes of his lost 1976 presidential bid to overwhelming victory in 1980. American conservatism - and the nation itself - would never be the same.In 1976,...
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The Social Organism A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life

Oliver Luckett · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From visionary tech entrepreneur Oliver Luckett and MIT Media Lab's Michael J. Casey, a groundbreaking, must-read theory of social media -- how it works, how it's changing human life, and how we can master it for good and for profit. In barely a decade, social media has positioned itself...
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Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives.

David Denby · Picador Usa
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape livesIt's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with...
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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 Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

Dan Hampton · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Bret Baier · William Morrow
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

"THE BEST BOOK ON EISENHOWER TO APPEAR IN A VERY LONG TIME"*: BRET BAIER'S "RIVETING ACCOUNT"† OF IKE'S FINAL MISSION IS "A LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT"‡ THAT IS "DESTINED TO TAKE ITS PLACE AS ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY"§January...
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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Alexis Okeowo · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Absolutely essential reading, period."---Alexandra Fuller, bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo--a vivid narrative...
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Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

Robert Dunn · Little
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A Fast Food Nation for the foods we grow and depend onThe bananas we eat today aren't your parents' bananas: We eat a recognizable, consistent breakfast fruit that was standardized in the 1960s from dozens into one basic banana. But because of that, the banana we love is dangerously susceptible...
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Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash

Richard Lourie · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An electrifying and timely book, by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie, that explores Putin's failures and whether Trump's election gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous opportunities in our mad new world.For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin's Russia will collapse just...
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Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

Richard F Harris · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning science journalist pulls the alarm on the dysfunction plaguing scientific research--with lethal consequences for us all
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The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives

Lisa Servon · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An urgent, absorbing exposé - why Americans are fleeing our broken banking system in growing numbers, and how alternatives are rushing in to do what banks once did What do an undocumented immigrant in the South Bronx, a high‑net‑worth entrepreneur, and a twenty‑something...
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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael T Osterholm · Little
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.Every new development--from exploding human and animal populations to trade and travel--intensifies our susceptibility...
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Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Sophie Pinkham · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A distinctive writer's fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.Ukraine has rebuilt itself over and over again in the last century, plagued by the same conflicts: corruption, poverty, substance abuse, ethnic clashes, and Russian aggression. Sophie Pinkham saw all this...
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols

TIM MARSHALL · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Combining keen analysis of current events with world history, Tim Marshall, author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, "one of the best books on geopolitics you could imagine," (The Evening Standard) , explains flags and their symbols - how their power is used...
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The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House

DANIEL MARK EPSTEIN · BALLANTINE
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of a founding father, his illegitimate son, and the tragedy of their conflict during the American Revolution - from the acclaimed author of The Lincolns. Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America's founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness - even his grandfatherly...
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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin

Jeffrey Lee · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"[Jeffrey Lee] brings a blockbuster sensibility to this slice of the 12th century Levant." -- Dan Jones, Sunday Times (UK) In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades....
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The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

DAVID KING · W W NORTON
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution....
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The American: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

KHIZR KHAN · Random House
Pages: 271
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family's pursuit of the American dream."Khan's aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands." - Kirkus Reviews In fewer than...
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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Chris Whipple · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions - and inactions - have defined the course of our country. What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president...
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True South: Henry Hampton and "Eyes on the Prize," the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement

Jon Else · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"[TRUE SOUTH] does several things at once. On one level, it's a biography . . . On another, it's a lucid recap of many of the signal events of the civil rights movement . . . A warm and intelligent book." - The New York Times "No one is better suited to write this moving...
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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

Holly Tucker · W W Norton
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution ... Thanks to Tucker's sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of everyday detail, even in gilded palaces the human psyche seems familiarly deceitful and self-justifying." -- Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte's...
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Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Larrie D Ferreiro · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In this groundbreaking,...
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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

TED GENOWAYS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 226
Format: Hardcover

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in York County,...
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Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

Scott Anderson · Anchor
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq.In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become...
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The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace

ALEXANDER KLIMBURG · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found...
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Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal

JACK EWING · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A shocking exposé of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal.In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world's largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million...
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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny

Brian Kilmeade · Sentinel
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Another pop history pageturner from the New York Times bestselling authors of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. When the British fought the young United States during the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling...
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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia

Lisa Dickey · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 325
Format: Print book

**One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017****One of Men's Journal's 7 Best Books of January**Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times -- in 1995, 2005 and 2015 -- making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again...
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Oh Florida! : how America's weirdest state influences the rest of the country

Craig Pittman · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it's a paradise. To others, it's a punchline. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these - and, more importantly, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing...
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Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story

Steven M D Hatch · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 303
Format: Hardcover

Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished...
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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

JEFFREY KLUGER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three...
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The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown

BLAIRE BRIODY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Williston, North Dakota was a sleepy farm town for generations -- until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn't seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that promised...
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Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech

HEATHER CABOT · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Meet the women who haven't asked for permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it -- building the next generation of tech start-ups, investing in each other's ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes and rallying women and girls everywhere to join the digital...
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Wild Ride: Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination

ADAM LASHINSKY · Portfolio
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Fortune writer and bestselling author of Inside Apple's exposé of Uber, the multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world.Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant...
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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

ALISON WEIR · Ballantine Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and moralizing. Now, in the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author and esteemed biographer...
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The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year that Changed Literature

Bill Goldstein · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 351
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernismThe World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary...
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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

George W. Bush · Crown/Archetype
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President...
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France: A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror

Jonathan Fenby · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Critically acclaimed historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through this period as he recounts and analyzes...
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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

Norman Ohler · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fast-paced narrative that discovers a surprising perspective on World War II: Nazi Germany's all-consuming reliance on drugs The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated...
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How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution

TOM SHACHTMAN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in How the French Saved America Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America.To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph....
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore · Sourcebooks
Pages: 479
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller!"the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." -- NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark dangerThe Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face...
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Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring It Home

Victoria Bruce · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense.American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government,...
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Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA

Timothy Edgar · Brookings Institution Press
Pages: 166
Format: Hardcover

Safeguarding Our Privacy and Our Values in an Age of Mass SurveillanceAmerica's mass surveillance programs, once secret, can no longer be ignored. While Edward Snowden began the process in 2013 with his leaks of top secret documents, the Obama administration's own reforms have also helped...
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Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder

Amy Knight · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Ever since Vladamir Putin came to power in Russia, his critics have turned up dead on a regular basis. According to Amy Knight, this is no coincidence. In Orders to Kill, the KGB scholar ties dozens of victims together to expose a campaign of political murder during Putin's reign that even...
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Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals

JEREMY MCCARTER · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, a stunning group portrait of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them Where do we find our ideals? What does it mean to live for them - and to risk dying for them?...
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Last Hope Island : Britain, occupied Europe, and the brotherhood that helped turn the tide of war

Lynne Olson · Random House
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled...
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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

Melissa Fleming · Flatiron Books
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

The stunning story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit.Adrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight -- just debris from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses all around -- nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel floats with a small inflatable water ring...
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Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A Nichols · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 385
Format: Hardcover

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch...
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The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time

Brooke Gladstone · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Reality. It used to seem so simple - reality just was, like the weather. Why question it, let alone disagree about it? And then came the assault, an unending stream of "fake news," "alternative facts," and lies disguised as truths that is overwhelming our notions of reality....
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Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s

Charles Taylor · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"Movie criticism's Dostoyevsky . . . Taylor reveals a national identity forged from the innocence we claim to have lost but never had in the first place." --Steve Erickson, author of ZerovilleWhen we think of '70s cinema, we think of classics like The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and The Wild...
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Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

Richard Snow · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who "writes with verve and a keen eye" (The New York Times Book Review) , the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power.No single sea battle has had more far-reaching...
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The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

Brooke Kroeger · Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press
Pages: 371
Format: Paperback

The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York's most powerful men formed the Men's League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states. Brooke Kroeger explores the formation of the League...
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The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's 81 Days of Captivity in Syria -- A Story of Survival

JONATHAN ALPEYRIE · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013.Capturing history was Jonathan...
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One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries

James Ledbetter · Liveright
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

One Nation Under Gold examines the countervailing forces that have long since divided America -- whether gold should be a repository of hope, or a damaging delusion that has long since derailed the rational investor.Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold...
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Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

Sujatha Gidla · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

"Ants Among Elephants is an arresting, affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir. It is quite possibly the most striking work of non-fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer." -- The EconomistA...
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Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

John P Avlon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

"A vivid portrait ... A thoughtful consideration of Washington's wisdom that couldn't be timelier." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) George Washington's Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a "parting friend" to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared...
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Dog Company: A True Story of Battlefield Courage, Taliban Spies, and Soldiers on Trial

Roger Hill · Center St, 2015.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Two decorated American war heroes survive combat in Afghanistan only to find themselves on an unfamiliar battlefield - the courtroom - in this true story by the commander of Delta Company, 1/506th a.k.a. Dog Company. The deaths of two of his men is agony for Captain Roger Hill and the agony...
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Blue on Blue: An Insider's Story of Good Cops Catching Bad Cops

Charles Campisi · Scribner
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

This eye-opening, richly authentic memoir by the longest serving chief of NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau reveals what it's like to expose and put away the bad cops - so that they won't tarnish the majority who wear the uniform.Charles Campisi headed the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau from...
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Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs

Gerald Nachman · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

When Robert Preston shouted Ya got trouble in River City, when Carol Channing glided down a gilded staircase while waiters serenaded her with Hello, Dolly , when Barbra Streisand defied us to rain on her parade inFunny Girl, audiences were instantly enchanted. After such indelible moments,...
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The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Charlie English · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend."A...
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The Little Book of Big History: The Story of the Universe, Human Civilization, and Everything in Between

Ian Crofton · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A lively history of the universe and human civilization, this authoritative volume tells the story of the cosmos, the stars, and human development on earth.The Little Book of Big History is an endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day,...
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Alexander Hamilton's Revolution: His Vital Role as Washington's Chief of Staff

Ph.D. Phillip Thomas Tucker · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 351
Format: Print book

Despite his less-than-promising beginnings as the only key Founding Father not born and raised on American soil, Hamilton was one of the best and brightest of his generation. His notoriety has rested almost entirely on his role as Secretary of the Treasury in Washington's administration,...
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Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities

Daniel Golden · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage -- and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline...
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Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

Kirkpatrick Sale · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

Big government, big business, big everything: Kirkpatrick Sale took giantism to task in his 1980 classic, Human Scale, and today takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable result of bigness grown out of control -- and what can be done about it. The result...
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Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Jim Al-Khalili · Picador
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T....
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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Mark Sundeen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound...
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A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City

Drew Philp · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, withdraws from the comforts of life on a university campus in search of a place to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread...
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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

Adam Alter · Penguin Press
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

"One of the most mesmerizing and important books I've read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity." - Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling...
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Making It: Why Manufacturing Still Matters

Louis Uchitelle · The New Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From the longtime New York Times economics correspondent, a closely reported argument for the continuing importance of industry for American prosperity In the 1950s manufacturing generated nearly 30 percent of U.S. income. Over the past fifty-five years that share has gradually declined...
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The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times

Michael Brownlee · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary movement to localize the global food supply. He lays out a practical guide for those who hope to navigate the challenging process of shaping...
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

KAPKA KASSABOVA · Graywolf Press
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

"Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free." -- Peter PomerantsevIn this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border...
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The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

ELIZABETH NORTON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era? The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also...
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Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary

WALTER STAHR · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

Walter Stahr, award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Seward, tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union.Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary...
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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Intrepid and empathetic, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to bear witness to the largest forced migration since the end of World...
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Blood Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1462-1485

Hugh Bicheno · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The concluding volume to this rousing two-part history of the Wars of the Roses, England's longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated by a master historian. England, 1462. The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for three years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian King Henry VI languishes...
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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

MICHAEL KORDA · Liveright
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851

Isobel Charman · Pegasus Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the wondrous history of a unique institution and the incredible characters -- human and animal -- that populated it. The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping audacity in the Age of Empire. It is the story of diplomats,...
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Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still

John H McWhorter · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight itLanguage is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things,...
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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russia Revolution

Robert Service · Pegasus Books
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of the finest Russian historians writing today. In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced...
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Vote First or Die: The New Hampshire Primary: America's Discerning, Magnificent, and Absurd Road to the White House

SCOTT CONROY · PublicAffairs
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

New Hampshire-a small state with a small, distinct population-is nevertheless the beacon of American democracy. Since 1920, its residents have been the first in the nation to cast their votes in the presidential primaries. History has shown that if you want to be commander in chief, you have...
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Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk

Craig R. Roach · BenBella Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Imagine your life without the internet. Without phones. Without television. Without sprawling cities. Without the freedom to continue working and playing after the sun goes down. Electricity is at the core of all modern life. It has transformed our society more than any other technology....
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Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa

LAWRENCE JAMES · Pegasus Books
Pages: 391
Format: Hardcover

The one hundred year history of how Europe coerced the African continent into its various empires -- and the resulting story of how Africa succeeded in decolonization. In this dramatic (and often tragic) story of an era that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James...
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Battle Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1440-1462

Hugh Bicheno · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The enthralling story of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York, the first of a dynamic two-volume history of the Wars of the Roses.England, 1454. A kingdom sliding into chaos.The mentally unstable King Henry VI, having struggled for a decade to contain the violent...
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So Great a Prince

LAUREN JOHNSON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A vivid and original portrait of the year the young Henry VIII assumes the throne, revealing a kingdom at a crossroads between two dynamic monarchs and two ages of history. England, 1509. Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, is dead; his successor, the seventeen-year-old Henry VIII, offers...
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The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World

James Barron · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

An inside look at the obsessive, secretive, and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting, told through the journey of the world's most sought-after stamp. When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby's for nearly...
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