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New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers

JOHN BUTMAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

*Named a Best History Book of the Month by Barnes and Noble*
Three generations of English merchant adventurers-not the Pilgrims, as we have so long believed-were the earliest founders of America. Profit-not piety-was their primary motive.

Some seventy years before the Mayflower...
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Sherman's Ghosts: Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War

Matthew Carr · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

To know what war is, one should follow our tracks, General William T. Sherman once wrote to his wife, describing the devastation left by his armies in Georgia. Shermans Ghosts is an investigation of the tracks left by the wars fought by the American military in the 150 years since Shermans...
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The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

DAVID KING · W W NORTON
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed...

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Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

Tom Clavin · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times bestseller!

Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding...

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Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain's Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940

John Kelly · Scribner, 2015.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A remarkably vivid account of a key moment in Western history: The critical six months in 1940 when Winston Churchill debated whether the British would fight Hitler.London in April, 1940, was a place of great fear and conflict. Everyone was on edge; civilization itself seemed imperiled....
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have...
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Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Arthur Herman · Random House
Pages: 937
Format: Print book

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation's great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim - from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill

Douglas...
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KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikolaus Wachsmann · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end of 1945, the SS concentration camp system had become an overwhelming landscape of terror. Twenty-two large camps and over one thousand satellite camps throughout Germany and Europe...
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The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification

Paul Roberts · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

It's something most of us have sensed for years--the rise of a world defined only by "mine" and "now." A world where business shamelessly seeks the fastest reward, regardless of the long-term social consequences; where political leaders reflexively choose short-term...
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The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family

Nina Sankovitch · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in the 1800s, and scientists and artists flourishing in the 1900s. For the first time,...
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Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

John P Avlon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

"A vivid portrait ... A thoughtful consideration of Washington's wisdom that couldn't be timelier." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

George Washington's Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a "parting friend" to his fellow citizens about the forces...
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Buster: The Military Dog Who Saved a Thousand Lives

Will Barrow · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 255
Format: Print book

"With some dogs you share a boil in the bag breakfast and maybe a blanket on a cold desert floor. Some you wouldn't leave in charge of your Grandma unless you wanted to find out just how fast the old girl could run. But, if you're very, very lucky there will be the one dog you would...

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Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon

Juliette Volcler · New Press, The
Format: Print book

In this disturbing and wide-ranging account, acclaimed journalist Juliette Volcler looks at the long history of efforts by military and police forces to deploy sound against enemies, criminals, and law–abiding citizens. During the 2004 battle over the Iraqi city of Fallujah, U.S....
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The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair

Margaret S Creighton · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.

In 1901, Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the United States, and its leaders had big dreams. They would host a world's fair, showcasing the Americas,...

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Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

Joshua Levine · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 354
Format: Paperback

THE EPIC TRUE STORY OF DUNKIRK - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, AND STARRING KENNETH BRANAGH, TOM HARDY, AND MARK RYLANCE

The Battle of Dunkirk, in May/June 1940, is remembered as a stunning defeat, yet a major victory as well. The Nazis...

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