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Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

LENORA CHU · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system - held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence - that raises important questions...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · Custom House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

TED GENOWAYS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes...
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The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown

BLAIRE BRIODY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Williston, North Dakota was a sleepy farm town for generations -- until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn't seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that...
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How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution

TOM SHACHTMAN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in How the French Saved America Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America.To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph....
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The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

Brooke Kroeger · Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press
Pages: 371
Format: Paperback

The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York's most powerful men formed the Men's League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states. Brooke Kroeger explores the formation of the League...
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Alexander Hamilton's Revolution: His Vital Role as Washington's Chief of Staff

Ph.D. Phillip Thomas Tucker · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Sell-outs crowds every night enjoy the smash hit Hamilton on Broadway, which presents a fact-filled and entertaining glimpse into the patriot's life. But very few of us know about Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington's trusted military advisor.Despite...
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

KAPKA KASSABOVA · Graywolf Press
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

"Remarkable: a book about borders that makes the reader feel sumptuously free." -- Peter PomerantsevIn this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border...
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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russia Revolution

Robert Service · Pegasus Books
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of the finest Russian historians writing today. In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced...
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