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Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War

Mark Danner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Trapped in a forever war by 9/11, in Spiral Mark Danner describes a nation that has been altered in fundamental ways. President Bush declared a war of choice and without an exit plan, and President Obama has proven unable to take the country off what he has called its "permanent war footing."The...
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Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Men Who Flew Her

Rowland White · Touchstone Books
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight.Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material,...
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Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

N A TeÃŒ?ffi · New York Review Books
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Considered Teffi's single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author's last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political currents churning around her, many of which have now resurfaced.In...
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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

Cokie Roberts · Harper
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women...
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Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State

Karen J Greenberg · Crown Publishers
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

The definitive account of how America's War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security.The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the attorney general with preventing another terrorist attack...
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Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story

Lee R Berger · National Geographic
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

This first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest...
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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War

James Kitfield · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts in our nation's history were supposed to end. Yet we remain at war against expanding terrorist movements, and our security forces have had to continually adapt to a nihilistic foe that operates in the shadows.The...
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The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite

Duff Mcdonald · Harperbusiness
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

A riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the bestselling author of The Firm.With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden...
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The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark

Neil J Sullivan · Potomac Books
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

During World War II, the lives of millions of Americans lay precariously in the hands of a few brilliant scientists who raced to develop the first weapon of mass destruction. Elected officials gave the scientists free rein in the Manhattan Project without understanding the complexities...
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Millennium: From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years

Ian Mortimer · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

History's greatest tour guide, Ian Mortimer, takes us on an eye-opening and expansive journey through the last millennium of human innovation. In Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey...
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Critical Insights: Tim O'Brien: Print Purchase Includes Free Online Access

Robert C. Evans · Salem Pr; Har/Psc edition
Format: Hardcover

A great starting point for students seeking an introduction to Tim OBrien and the critical discussions surrounding his work. This collection brings together a selection of recent representative critical essays on OBrien from a variety of perspectives. After opening with several short introductory...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harpercollins
Pages: 443
Format: Book

New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international bestseller - that explores the ways in which biology and history...
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Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

Richard Snow · Scribner
Pages: 384
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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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story

Miriam C Davis · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper-style killer. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, novels, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story. But the full story of gruesome murders,...
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