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The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent

J. C. A. Stagg · Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback

This book is a narrative history of the many dimensions of the War of 1812 - social, diplomatic, military, and political - which places the war's origins and conduct in transatlantic perspective. The events of 1812-1815 were shaped by the larger crisis of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe....
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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir

Daniel R. Day · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn't just about fashion. It's about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singular determination to live our dreams out loud." - Ava Duvernay, director of Selma,...
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Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy

Elaine Tyler May · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian untangles the roots of America's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our democracy

For the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in gated...
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The Road to Arnhem: A Screaming Eagle in Holland

Donald R. Burgett · Presidio Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Author Donald R. Burgett presents the reader with a vivid account of his experiences as a Screaming Eagle fighting the Nazis.
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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

Ernest Freeberg · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edisons incandescent lightbulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the lightbulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense...
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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Jared Diamond · Viking Adult; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem...
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Precious Dust: The American Gold Rush Era : 1848-1900

Paula Mitchell Marks · William Morrow & Co; 1st edition
Format: Print book

Material culled from letters, diaries, and other firsthand accounts reconstructs the experience of people involved in the Gold Rush, showing not only what propelled them westward but how they met the challenges of their journey. 35,000 first printing.
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The gene : an intimate history

Siddhartha Mukherjee · Scribner
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies - a magnificent history of the gene...
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Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Linda Hirshman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The first history - incisive, witty, fascinating - of the fight against sexual harassment, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law

In Reckoning, Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social change movements, delivers the sweeping story...

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