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Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote

Johanna Neuman - NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

New York City's elite women who turned a feminist cause into a fashionable revolution In the early twentieth century over two hundred of New York's most glamorous socialites joined the suffrage movement. Their names - Astor, Belmont, Rockefeller, Tiffany, Vanderbilt, Whitney and the like...
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African Europeans: An Untold History

Olivette Otele
Format: Hardcover

Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are only a recent presence in Europe. But in African Europeans, renowned historian Olivette Otele debunks this and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. From the third century, when the Egyptian Saint Maurice became the leader of a Roman...
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Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

Richard Snow - Scribner
Format: Print book

From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who "writes with verve and a keen eye" (The New York Times Book Review) , the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power.No single sea battle has had more far-reaching...
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Technical Services, The Corps of Engineers, The War Against Japan

Karl C Dod - Department of the Army
Format: Hardcover

An original contribution to knowledge in the highly technical areas of Engineer problems, organization, supply, administration, and operations. This volume covers Engineer operations in support of the U.S. Army in the war against Japan. The story begins with the defense build-up in 1939...
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1947: Where Now Begins

Elisabeth A?sbrink - Other Press
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning writer captures a year that defined the modern world, intertwining historical events around the globe with key moments from her personal history.The year 1947 marks a turning point in the twentieth century. Peace with Germany becomes a tool to fortify the West against the threats...
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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Christine Kenneally - Viking; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

* A New York Times Notable Book * "The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time." - The New York Times Book Review We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History...
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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile

Candice Millard - Doubleday
Format: Audiobook

The harrowing story of one of the great feats of exploration of all time and its complicated legacy - from the New York Times bestselling author of River of Doubt and Destiny of the RepublicFor millennia the location of the Nile River's headwaters was shrouded in mystery. In the 19th...
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The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution

D C B Lieven - Viking
Format: Print book

"Lieven has a double gift: first, for harvesting details to convey the essence of an era and, second, for finding new, startling, and clarifying elements in familiar stories. This is history with a heartbeat, and it could not be more engrossing." - Foreign AffairsOne of the world's...
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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Mark Kurlansky - Bloomsbury
Format: Print book

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings...
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Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise

Scott Eyman - Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print edition
Format: Library Binding

Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until he was informed...
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