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Troubled refuge : struggling for freedom in the Civil War

Chandra Manning · Knopf
Pages: 396
Format: Hardcover

From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army's escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United States.

Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their...
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Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character

James Stavridis USN · Penguin Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in history

In his acclaimed book Sea Power, James Stavridis...
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The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America

William C Davis · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From master historian William C. Davis, the definitive story of the Battle of New Orleans, the fight that decided the ultimate fate not only of the War of 1812 but the future course of the fledgling American republic.

It was a battle most thought could not be won. Outnumbered farmers,...
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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon.

"We choose...

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The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

Heath Hardage Lee · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known story -- a profile of courage that spotlights 1960s-era military...

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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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The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983

MARC AMBINDER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they...
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American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution

Sankovitch, Nina · ST MARTINS PR

A chronicle of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families and how they helped spark the American Revolution.

Braintree, Massachusetts is not a town people think of when they think of the American Revolution, but Nina Sankovitch's American Rebels takes a look at this small village...

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American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

Kate Winkler Dawson · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.

Berkeley, California, 1933....
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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Nixonland a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term—until...
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers,...

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Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided

DANIEL BOLGER · Da Capo Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The gritty and engaging story of two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. One supported the war, the other detested it, but they fought it together.

1968. America was divided. Flag-draped caskets came home...
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Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Linda Hirshman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The first history - incisive, witty, fascinating - of the fight against sexual harassment, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law

In Reckoning, Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social change movements, delivers the sweeping story...

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America Is Immigrants

Sara Novic · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeously illustrated collection featuring inspiring immigrants from every country in the world, celebrating the incredible range of what it means to be an American

This dazzling volume brings American immigrant stories to life in short biographies written by award-winning writer...
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