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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

William Carlsen · William Morrow
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller (Expeditions) "Thrilling. ... A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries' view of the past." - Kirkus (starred review) "[An] adventure tale that make[s] Indiana Jones seem tame." - Library JournalIn...
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1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

ARTHUR PH D HERMAN · Harper
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

In 1917, Arthur Herman examines one crucial year and the two figures at its center who would set the course of modern world history: Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin. Though they were men of very different backgrounds and experiences, Herman reveals how Wilson and Lenin were very much...
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Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution--As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen

Mallory Factor · Broadside Books
Pages: 418
Format: Hardcover

Drawing from his comprehensive, star-studded course at the Citadel, Mallory Factor, the New York Times bestselling author of Shadowbosses, brings together a fascinating and diverse range of essays from leading figures and activists which explore and illuminate the conservative intellectual...
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Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

Eri Hotta · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific. When Japan launched hostilities against the United States in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood...
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Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone

Richard Lloyd Parry · MCD
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, NPR, GQ, The Economist, Bookforum, Amazon, and Lit HubThe definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan -- by the Japan correspondent of The Times (London) and author of People Who Eat DarknessOn...
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The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose

Jack Shuler · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

The story of a rope a symbol and rough justice in AmericaThe hangmans knot is a simple thing to tie just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol one that is all too deeply connected to Americas pastand presentThe last...
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The Taste of Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

Lizzie Collingham · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A history of the British Empire told through twenty meals eaten around the worldIn The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped the modern world. Told through twenty meals over the course of 450 years, from...
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The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

Mary Elise Sarotte · Basic Books
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

On the night of November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall - infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe - seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates...
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The cause of all nations : an international history of the American Civil War

Don Harrison Doyle · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
Pages: 382
Format: Print book

"When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 613
Format: Hardcover

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's most...
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Aging in America

H. W. Wilson · H.W. Wilson
Format: Paperback

By many accounts, in the next two decades a greater number of Americans will be over sixty than any other period in history. Aging in America examines the great challenges America will face in caring for aging baby boomers. The collection begins with statistical data on the major health...
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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Ari Berman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.In this...
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Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place - Pittsburgh, PA - from the 1920s through the 1950s.Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class...
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Katrina: After the Flood

Gary Rivlin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana - on August 29, 2005 - journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects not just on the city's geography...
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The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Jack Shenker · The New Press
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

In The Egyptians, journalist Jack Shenker uncovers the roots of the uprising that succeeded in toppling Hosni Mubarak, one of the Middle East's most entrenched dictators, and explores a country now divided between two irreconcilable political orders. Challenging conventional analyses...
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