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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Toby Wilkinson · Random House; Third Impression edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this landmark work, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire - three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle,...
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The Vietnam War : an intimate history

Geoffrey C Ward · Alfred A. Knopf

"A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"--
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A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee's Triumph, 1862-1863

Jeffry D. Wert · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Book

From the time Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862, until the Battle of Gettysburg thirteen months later, the Confederate army compiled a record of military achievement almost unparalleled in our nation’s history. How it happened—the relative...
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Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

Jim Mattis · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis - the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time - and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat...
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Alligator Candy: A Memoir

David Kushner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, Alligator Candy is "a raw story about courage, survival, and most certainly about love" (Tampa Bay Times) .David Kushner grew up in the suburbs of Florida in the early...
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Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers

Andrea Di Robilant · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause célèbre among geographers in the following centuries....
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Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · New York University Press
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

As a nation of immigrants, the American experience is vibrantly defined by the diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious heritage of its people. Perhaps because so many of their ancestors migrated to this country relatively recently, Americans are especially concerned with their...

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The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Michael Wallis · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America's westward expansion.

"WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!"

In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement...

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Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

Maya Jasanoff · Alfred A. Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

On November the last British troops pulled out of New York City bringing the American Revolution to an end Patriots celebrated their departure and the confirmation of US independence But for tens of thousands of American loyalists the British evacuation spelled worry not jubilation What...
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The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History

Emma Rothschild · Princeton University Press; First Edition edition
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire. And they were from one family. The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven...
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