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Barbara W. Tuchman: The Guns of August & The Proud Tower

Barbara W. Tuchman · Library of America; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Writing with a clarity, grace, and novelistic sweep rare among historians, Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) distilled the complex interplay of personalities and events into gripping narratives that fuse rigorous scholarship with elegant literary art. An astute portraitist, she brilliantly...
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The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations

Ira Berlin · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

A leading historian offers a sweeping new account of the African American experience over four centuries Four great migrations defined the history of black people in America: the violent removal of Africans to the east coast of North America known as the Middle Passage; the relocation...
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Lost in the Pacific: Epic Firsthand Accounts of WWII Survival Against Impossible Odds

L Douglas Keeney · FastPencil Premiere
Format: Book

"…captivating, real, human. Epic!" — Aviation News Journal"As a former fighter pilot, I couldn't put this book down!" — James Murphy, Author of Courage to ExecuteA must for fans of the bestselling Unbroken!With dreams of flying, they enlisted from...
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The Perilous West: Seven Amazing Explorers and the Founding of the Oregon Trail

Larry E. Morris · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Although a host of adventurers stormed west in 1806 after Lewis and Clarks safe return, seven of them left unique legacies because of their monumental journeys, their lionhearted spirit in the face of hardship, and the way their paths intertwined time and again. The Perilous West tells...
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Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920

Jackson Lears · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game—at once engaging and tightly argued. —The New York Times Book Review Dazzling cultural history smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with...
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Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of The Berlin Airlift-June 1948-May 1949

Richard Reeves · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II - pilots, navigators, and mechanics - who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. Some were given just forty-eight hours to report...
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Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher

Garret Keizer · Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful, eloquent story of his return to the classroom, a former teacher offers a rousing defense of his beleaguered vocationPerhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously...
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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

Peter L Bernstein · Norton
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

"One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism." -- Kirkus Reviews The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal,...
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Standard Operating Procedure

Philip Gourevitch · Penguin Press HC, The; 1 edition
Format: Book

An utterly original literary and intellectual collaboration by two of our keenest moral and political observers has produced a nonfiction Heart of Darkness for our time: the first full reckoning of what actually happened at Abu Ghraib prison, based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews...
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King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb

Zahi A. Hawass · Thames & Hudson Ltd; Slipcased Ed edition
Format: Import]

A selection of the stunning gold and jeweled contents of the tomb of the eternally fascinating Egyptian boy-king illuminate this beautifully produced wall calendar with 12 full-color photographs,
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Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom

Lucia Jang · W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

An extraordinary memoir by a North Korean woman who defied the government to keep her family alive.Born in the 1970s, Lucia Jang grew up in a common, rural North Korean household -- her parents worked hard, she bowed to a photo of Kim Il-Sung every night, and the family scraped by on rationed...
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My life on the road

Gloria Steinem · Random House
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE'S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper's Bazaar * St. Louis Post-Dispatch * Publishers Weekly Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader - now tells a story she has never...
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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Ruth Goodman · Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From an historian who advised on the BBC's Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period...
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