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Herodotus · Viking
Format: Hardcover

One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation Herodotus of Halicarnassus - who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history" - wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling...
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Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day

Carrie Gibson · Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the Santa Maria onto what is today San Salvador, in the Bahamas, and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In Empire's Crossroads, British...
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Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

Michael Reid · Yale University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Experts believe that Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country and its seventh largest economy, will be one of the most important global powers by the year 2030. Yet far more attention has been paid to the other rising behemoths Russia, India, and China. Often ignored and underappreciated,...
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The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

Max Hastings · Harper
Pages: 610
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II - intelligence - showing how espionage successes...
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50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

Steven Pressman · Harpercollins
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939 - the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States - for readers of In the Garden...
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Grant

RON CHERNOW · Penguin Press
Pages: 1104
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

Eric Bogosian · Little, Brown and Company; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian GenocideIn 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper...
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The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War

Jonathan Dimbleby · Oxford University Press, 2016.
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

"The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril," wrote Winston Churchill in his monumental history of World War Two. Churchill's fears were well-placed-the casualty rate in the Atlantic was higher than in any other theater of the entire...
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Presidents of War

MICHAEL BESCHLOSS · Crown
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into...
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The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

Arkady Ostrovsky · Viking
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2016 ORWELL PRIZE FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR "Fast-paced and excellently written ... much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable." - New York Times "Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis." -The Wall Street Journal How did a country...
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The Glass Universe

Dava Sobel · Viking
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People) , little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy"A joy to read." - The Wall Street JournalNamed one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian,...
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When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

KARA COONEY · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient...
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The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Karl Jacoby · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A prize-winning historian tells a new story of the black experience in America through the life of a mysterious entrepreneur.To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park,...
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Shadow Warfare: The History of America's Undeclared Wars

Larry Hancock · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Contrary to its contemporary image, deniable covert operations are not something new. Such activities have been ordered by every president and every administration since the Second World War. In many instances covert operations have relied on surrogates, with American personnel involved...
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