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The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

Neil Irwin · Penguin Press HC, The
Format: Hardcover

When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve,...
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The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

Ervand Abrahamian · New Press, The; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six years, the United States backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 613
Format: Hardcover

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's most...
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The West Point History of the Civil War

The United States Military Academy · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of war to West Point cadets.The United States Military Academy at West Point is the gold...
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The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military

Rawn James Jr. · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

Executive Order 9981, issued by President Harry Truman on July 26, 1948, desegregated all branches of the United States military by decree. EO 9981 is often portrayed as a heroic and unexpected move by Truman. But in reality, Truman's history-making order was the culmination of more...
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The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites

Libby O'Connell · Sourcebooks; 1 edition
Format: eBook

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts." - KirkusFrom the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle of the evolution of American cuisine and culture, from before Columbus's arrival to today.Did you know that the first graham...
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Thank You for Your Service

David Finkel · Farrar Straus & Giroux
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after warThe wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David...
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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, farmers...
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Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America

Dan Balz · Viking; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of The Battle for America 2008 and longtime Washington Post correspondent, an inside view and analysis of the Obama-Romney presidential raceFour years ago, a bright young  presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a theme of hope and change, and made...
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A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

Robert F Worth · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker...
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Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots

Bryce T. Bauer · Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

During Prohibition, while Al Capone was rising to worldwide prominence as Public Enemy Number One, the townspeople of rural Templeton, Iowa—population just 428—were busy with a bootlegging empire of their own. Led by Joe Irlbeck, the whip-smart and gregarious son of a Bavarian immigrant,...
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Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

Robert L Gandt · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.In 1948, only three years after the Holocaust, the newly founded nation of Israel came under siege from a coalition of Arab states. The invaders vowed to annihilate...
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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Cate Lineberry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer. Cate Lineberry has done us all a great service by telling this incredibly moving, thrilling, and important story about an American hero who deserves to be remembered, and admired." -- Candice Millard, author of Hero of the EmpireFacing...
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The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence

Robert Klara · Thomas Dunne Books; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House.In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor,...
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The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Ben Ehrenreich · Penguin Press
Pages: 428
Format: Print book

From an award-winning journalist, a brave and necessary immersion into the everyday struggles of Palestinian life Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families in its largest cities and its smallest...
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