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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 Milton

The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton...

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.


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Among the Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle

Robert Lyman · Da Capo Press
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

"Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet...
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Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

Nicholas Guyatt · Basic Books
Pages: 403
Format: Print book

Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that "all men are created equal"? The usual answer is racism, but the reality is more complex and unsettling. In Bind Us Apart, historian Nicholas Guyatt argues that, from the Revolution...
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How we fight: handbook for the naval warfighter

United States. Department of the Navy · Department of the Navy
Pages: 166

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Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II

Niall Barr · Pegasus Books
Pages: 548
Format: Print book

An authoritative and dramatic behind-the-scenes history of 'the Atlantic Alliance' during World War II.

The Anglo-American relationship from 1941-1945 proved to be the most effective military alliance in history. Yet there were also constant tensions and disagreements that threatened...
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Black flags : the rise of ISIS

Joby Warrick · Doubleday
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION A Best Book of 2015 "The New York Times, " "The Washington Post, " "People" Magazine, "San Francisco Chronicle, " "Kansas City Star, " and "Kirkus Reviews" ""In...
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Héctor Tobar · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga...
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Hell's Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials

Victor Ripp · Farrar
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In July 1942, the French police in Paris, acting for the German military government, arrested Victor Ripp's three-year-old cousin, Alexandre. Two months later, the boy was killed in Auschwitz. In Hell's Traces, Ripp examines this act through the prism of family history. In addition...
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The Time of Our Lives: Collected Writings

Peggy Noonan · Twelve
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Peggy Noonan is one of the most brilliant and influential political thinkers and writers of our time. The author of five bestselling books (What I Saw at the Revolution is now a classic) , her column in The Wall Street Journalis a must-read for millions of Americans. Witty, incisive and always...
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Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Two's Greatest Escape

Mark Felton · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On August 30, 1942 - 'Zero Night' - 40 Allied officers staged the most audacious mass escape of World War II. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as the officers boldly stormed the huge double fences at Oflag Prison....
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Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep South

David Beasley · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

"Without Mercy reads like a John Grisham thriller."---David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an ExecutionOn December 9, 1938, the state of Georgia executed six black men in eighty-one minutes in Tattnall Prison's electric chair. The executions were a record for the state...
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Keeping America informed, the U.S. Government Publishing Office : a legacy of service to the nation, 1861-2016

United States. Government Publishing Office · United States Government Publishing Office
Pages: 164

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Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama

Dennis Ross · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 474
Format: Print book

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award's Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award in History.

A necessary and unprecedented account of America's changing relationship with Israel

When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy...

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Operation Basalt: The British Raid on Sark and Hitler's Commando Order

Eric Lee · The History Press
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

Operation Basalt was a raid carried out by British commandos on the island of Sark on the night of October 3-4, 1942. It was intended to reassure Channel Islanders that they had not been forgotten following their German occupation, to force the Germans to deploy resources, and to gain intelligence...
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