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Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2020

Terry Kovel - Black Dog & Leventhal
Format: Paperback

The most trusted and complete antiques & collectibles price guide available! The Kovels'2020 edition is packed with 16,000 listings and 2,500 full-color photographs featuring collectibles in furniture, jewelry, toys, glass, and more. The Kovels are the most trusted...
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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Ibram X. Kendi
Format: Hardcover

The story begins in 1619 - a year before the Mayflower - when the White Lion disgorges "some 20-and-odd Negroes" onto the shores of Virginia, inaugurating the African presence in what would become the United States. It takes us to the present, when African Americans, descendants...
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Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word

Matthew Battles - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness....
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The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

J Kael Weston - Alfred A Knopf, 2016.
Format: Print book

A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict, The Mirror Test asks that we as a nation look in the mirror and address hard questions about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working...
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Great Cities: The stories behind the world's most fascinating places

DK - DK
Format: Hardcover

From the first towns in Mesopotamia to today's global metropolises, cities have marked the progress of civilization. Written in the form of illustrated "biographies," Great Cities offers a rich historical overview of each featured city, brought to vivid life with maps, paintings,...
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha - Dutton Books
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

Jim Mattis - Random House
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis - the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time - and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat...
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The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff - Dk Publishing
Format: Print book

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War.Filled with more...
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Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

Thomas P. Slaughter - Hill & Wang
Format: Hardcover

An important new interpretation of the American colonists' 150-year struggle to achieve independence"What do we mean by the Revolution?" John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. "The war? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it."...
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War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion

Jeff Guinn - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Jeff Guinn, chronicler of the Southwestern US and of American undesirables (Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Manson, Jim Jones) tells the riveting story of Pancho Villa's bloody raid on a small US border town that sparked a violent conflict with the US. The "Punitive Expedition"...
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