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Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway

N JACK KLEISS · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

National Bestseller * "An instant classic." - Dallas Morning News * 75 YEARS AGO, ONE DARING AMERICAN PILOT MAY HAVE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY WHEN HE SANK TWO JAPANESE CARRIERS AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

On the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific...

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Defending the Motherland: The Soviet Women Who Fought Hitler's Aces

Luba Vinogradova · MacLehose Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Plucked from every background, and led by an N.K.V.D. Major, the new recruits who boarded a train in Moscow on 16th October 1941 to go to war had much in common with millions of others across the world. What made the 586th Fighter Regiment, the 587th Heavy-bomber Regiment and the 588th...
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Connected: How Trains, Genes, Pineapples, Piano Keys, and a Few Disasters Transformed Americans at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Steven Cassedy · Stanford University Press
Format: Book

Between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Americans underwent a dramatic transformation in self-conception: having formerly lived as individuals or members of small communities, they now found themselves living in networks, which arose out of scientific...
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1946: The Making of the Modern World

Victor Sebestyen · Pantheon Books, 2015.
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

From the author of Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire comes a powerful, revelatory book about the year that would signal the beginning of the Cold War, the end of the British Empire, and the beginning of the rivalry...
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Delaware Bible Records, Volume 1

Donald Odell Virdin · Heritage Books
Pages: 1
Format: Book

These Bibles date mainly from the late 1700's through the early 1900's, and frequently cover three or more generations. In addition to the usual marriage, birth, and death information, newspaper clippings, hand-written notes attached to or written on the pages, and personal letters...
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They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate

James Verini · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"They Will Have to Die Now is the story of what happened after most Americans stopped paying attention to Iraq ... It will take its place among the very best war writing of the past two decades." -- George Packer, author of Our Man and The Assassins' Gate

James Verini...

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Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

BRET BAIER · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 bestselling author of Three Days in January and Anchor of the #1 rated Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel reveals as never before President Ronald Reagan's battle to end the Cold War, framed around the historic, three-day 1988 Moscow Summit.

In his acclaimed...

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Country Music: An Illustrated History

Dayton Duncan · Knopf
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019

This gorgeously illustrated...
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Sicilian Splendors: Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart

JOHN KEAHEY · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A travel narrative that focuses on Sicily's little-known regions, from the author of Seeking Sicily and Hidden Tuscany.From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Tradition, in the form of festivals, the written...
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Who Lost Russia?: How the World Entered a New Cold War

Peter Conradi · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

"Balanced and timely ... a smooth narrative that provides welcome context for Russia's recent revanchist behavior and insight into prospects for ongoing U.S.-Russian relations." -- ?Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Meticulously lays out the record, from Mikhail...
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The Hermit King: The Dangerous Game of Kim Jong Un

Chung Min Lee · All Points Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

North Korea is poised at the crossroads of history. Which direction will its leader take?

Throughout the world, oppressive regimes are being uprooted and replaced by budding democracies, but one exception remains: The People's Republic of North Korea. The Kim family has clung...

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It's Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear

Gregg Easterbrook · PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems: fascism, terrorism, environmental...
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The Island that Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and its Rival Puritan Colony

TOM FEILING · Melville House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The lost history of the Mayflower's sister ship and the doomed rival Puritan Colony it hoped to establish in the Caribbean.The Island that Disappeared tells, for the first time, the story of the passengers aboard the Mayflower's sister ship (the Seaflower) who in 1630 founded...
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A History of the Twentieth Century 1900-1933, Vol. 1

Martin Gilbert · William Morrow; 1st U.S. ed edition
Format: Hardcover

What a terrible disappointment the twentieth century has been, was Winston Churchills comment in 1922. One world war was over, more than 6 million soldiers had been killed, and four vast empires had been destroyed. A second mass slaughterin which more than 46 million would diewas yet to come,...
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