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Three Days at Camp David: How a Secret Meeting in 1971 Transformed the Global Economy

Jeffrey E. Garten · Harper
Format: Hardcover

The former dean of the Yale School of Management and Undersecretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration chronicles the 1971 August meeting at Camp David, where President Nixon unilaterally ended the last vestiges of the gold standard - breaking the link between gold and the dollar...
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The Wretched Atom: America's Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology

Jacob Darwin Hamblin

A groundbreaking narrative of how the United States offered the promise of nuclear technology to the developing world and its gamble that other nations would use it for peaceful purposes.

After the Second World War, the United States offered a new kind of atom that differed
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Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

Ian W. Toll

New York Times Bestseller

"No one has told the story of World War II in the Pacific, from beginning to bitter end, better than Ian W. Toll. This final volume concludes a brilliant trilogy." -- Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The First Wave

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By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALS

Benjamin H. Milligan · Bantam
Format: Hardcover

How did the US Navy - the branch of the US military tasked with patrolling the oceans - ever manage to produce a unit of raiders trained to operate on land? And how, against all odds, did that unit become one of the world's most elite commando forces, routinely striking thousands of miles...
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Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

Giles Milton · Henry Holt and Co.; Illustrated edition
Format: Hardcover

Berlin's fate was sealed at the 1945 Yalta Conference: the city, along with the rest of Germany, was to be carved up between the victorious powers -- American, British, French, and Soviet. On paper, it seemed a pragmatic solution. In reality, now that the four powers were no longer...
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The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World

Patrick Wyman · Twelve
Format: Hardcover

"THE VERGE tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history. Here, author Patrick Wyman examines two complementary and contradictory sides of the same historical coin: the world-altering implications ofthe developments of printed...
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The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States

Walter Johnson · Basic Books
Format: Paperback

From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has been made in St. Louis. And as Walter Johnson shows in The Broken Heart of America, the city exemplifies how imperialism, racism, and capitalism have persistently entwined to corrupt the nation's...
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An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy

Kenny Xu · Diversion Books
Format: Hardcover

The Asian American minority, transcending its impoverished history, has quietly assumed mastery of the nation's technical and intellectual machinery and become essential to the workforce that makes modern American life possible. Yet, they've been forced to do so in the face of policy...
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The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo: The Transformation of Western Civilization

Paul Strathern · Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642, something happened that transformed the entire culture of western civilization. Painting, sculpture, and architecture would all visibly change in such a striking fashion that there could be no going back on what had taken...
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The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World

Joe Keohane
Format: Hardcover

In The Power of Strangers, journalist Joe Keohane takes us through an inquiry into our shared history, one that offers surprising and compelling insights into our own social and political moment. But if strangers seem to some to be the problem, history, data, and science show us that they...
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