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The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present

John Pomfret · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 704
Format: Print book

A remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present dayFrom the clipper ships that ventured to Canton hauling cargos of American ginseng to swap Chinese tea, to the US warships facing off against China's...
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Seven American Deaths and Disasters

Kenneth Goldsmith · powerHouse Books
Format: Paperback

What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? In Seven American Deaths and Disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith transcribes historic radio and television reports of national tragedies as they unfurl, revealing an extraordinarily rich linguistic...
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My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Ari Shavit · Spiegel & Grau; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMISTWinner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book AwardAn authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel,...
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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War

James Kitfield · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts in our nation's history were supposed to end. Yet we remain at war against expanding terrorist movements, and our security forces have had to continually adapt to a nihilistic foe that operates in the shadows.The...
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Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

Nick Turse · Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civiliansAmericans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by "a few bad apples."...
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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Elizabeth Kai Hinton · Harvard University Press
Pages: 449
Format: Print book

In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem...
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George Washington Is Cash Money: A No-Bullshit Guide to the United Myths of America

Cory O'Brien · A Perigee Book
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

PREPARE TO BE BEAKED BY THE MAJESTIC EAGLE OF HISTORY Most of us are familiar with the greatest hits and legendary heroes of US history. In George Washington Is Cash Money, Cory O'Brien, author of Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, does away with the pomp and circumstance and calls America's...
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When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador Usa, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles MiltonThe first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary...
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The Great Fire: One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide

Lou Ureneck · Ecco; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians - a tale of bravery, morality, and politics, published to coincide with the genocide's centennial.The...
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Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

Mike Lee · Sentinel
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The still-unfolding story of America's Constitution is a history of heroes and villains - the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty's safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them. Those stories are known by few today.In Our Lost Constitution, Senator...
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The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer's

Jay Ingram · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

It is a wicked disease that robs its victims of their memories, their ability to think clearly, and ultimately their lives. For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have suffered its debilitating effects while family members sit by, watching their loved ones disappear a little...
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Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Joseph J. Ellis · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer-winning American historian Joseph Ellis tells an old story in a new way, with a freshness at once colorful and compelling. The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country's founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed...
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From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Jeffrey E. Garten · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something...
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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Sunny's Nights: Lost and Found at a Bar on the Edge of the World

Tim Sultan · Random House
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

Imagine that Alice had walked into a bar instead of falling down the rabbit hole. In the tradition of J. R. Moehringer's The Tender Bar and the classic reportage of Joseph Mitchell, here is an indelible portrait of what is quite possibly the greatest bar in the world - and the mercurial,...
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