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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded...
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Defining Documents in American History: The 1960s

Salem Press · Salem Press
Pages: 500
Format: Print book

This important resource provides students and researchers new insights into the 1960s in the U.S., through an in-depth analysis of forty important primary source documents and their lasting effect on American history. An historical timeline and bibliography of supplemental readings will...
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The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

Greg Grandin · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America's struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyondOne morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal...
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The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

J Kael Weston · Alfred A Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 608
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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The Tattoo Dictionary

Trent Aitken-Smith · Mitchell Beazley
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication...
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Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography

Stephen G. Hyslop · National Geographic
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This definitive, lavishly illustrated book from National Geographic features an astonishing array of vintage and newly created maps, rare photographs, covert documents, and eyewitness accounts that illuminate the world's greatest conflict. This magnificent atlas delves into the cartographic...
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Héctor Tobar · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga...
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Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Jon Meacham · Random House, 2015.
Pages: 836
Format: Print book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In this brilliant biography, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, chronicles the life of George Herbert Walker Bush. Drawing on President Bush's personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first...
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The Penguin State of the Middle East Atlas: Completely Revised and Updated Third Edition

Dan Smith · Penguin Books, 2016.
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

From the author of The Penguin State of the World Atlas, an essential tool for understanding the modern Middle EastThe Middle East is in a constant state of change, and understanding it has never been more important. In this essential guide to the region and its politics, Dan Smith unravels...
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50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.

Brent D. Glass · Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

A one-of-a-kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States guaranteed to fascinate, educate, and entertain - selected and described by the former director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.From Massachusetts to Florida...
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The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

David E. Hoffman · Doubleday Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA's Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War While...
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Ohio Indian Trails: Third Edition

Frank Wilcox · Kent State University Press
Pages: 168

Shawnee, Miami, Delaware, Wyandot, Ottawa, Iroquois, and Mingo - tribes great and small, loosely confederated or warring with each other, pushed ever westward by the advancing white settlements - these were the native peoples of Ohio. They left behind little but their names, yet the trained...
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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

Charles E. Cobb Jr. · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. at the peak of the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. Just for self defense, King assured him. It was not the only weapon King kept for such a purpose one of his advisors remembered the reverends Montgomery,...
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The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

Kenneth C. Davis · Hachette Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR. In prose that will remind you of "the best teacher you ever had" (People Magazine) , Davis brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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