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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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Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway

N JACK KLEISS · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

National Bestseller * "An instant classic." - Dallas Morning News * 75 YEARS AGO, ONE DARING AMERICAN PILOT MAY HAVE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY WHEN HE SANK TWO JAPANESE CARRIERS AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAYOn the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway,...
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Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Sven Beckert · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEPULITZER PRIZE FINALISTThe epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding...
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How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

Patrick Kingsley · Atria Books/Marble Arch Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch their thrillers, and covet their cool modern design, but how much do we really...
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In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Joseph Jebelli · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Alzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide -- there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure.Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved...
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American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

Walter R. Borneman · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous,...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I."We are provincials no longer," declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance...
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Down the Up Staircase: Three Generations of a Harlem Family

Bruce D Haynes · Columbia University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Down the Up Staircase tells the story of one Harlem family across three generations, connecting its journey to the historical and social forces that transformed Harlem over the past century. Bruce D. Haynes and Syma Solovitch capture the tides of change that pushed blacks forward through...
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Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age

Stephen R Platt · Knopf
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The definitive history of the Opium War--a vivid narrative of the earliest Western efforts to open China to trade and the resulting war that ensured the decline of imperial China.When Britain declared war on China in 1839, it sealed the fate of what had been, for centuries, the wealthiest...
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Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

Mike Wallace · Oxford University Press
Pages: 1200
Format: Hardcover

In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese...
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Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

John P Avlon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

"A vivid portrait ... A thoughtful consideration of Washington's wisdom that couldn't be timelier." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) George Washington's Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a "parting friend" to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared...
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Grant

RON CHERNOW · Penguin Press
Pages: 1104
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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An English Governess in the Great War: The Secret Brussels Diary of Mary Thorp

Mary Thorp · Oxford University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An Englishwoman of no particular fame living in World War I Brussels started a secret diary in September 1916. Aware that her thoughts could put her in danger with German authorities, she never wrote her name on the diary and ran to hide it every time the "Boches" came to inspect...
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