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Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation · Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Almost five months after the Civil Wars deadliest clash, President Abraham Lincoln and other Union leaders gathered to dedicate the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The program for the occasion featured music, prayer, orations, and benedictions. In the middle of it all,...
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KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikolaus Wachsmann · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end of 1945, the SS concentration camp system had become an overwhelming landscape of terror. Twenty-two large camps and over one thousand satellite camps throughout Germany and Europe...
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Angels with Dirty Faces: How Argentinian Soccer Defined a Nation and Changed the Game Forever

Jonathan Wilson · Nation Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Argentina has produced Alfredo Di Stéfano, Diego Maradona, and Lionel Messi - some of the greatest soccer players of all time. The country's rich, volatile history is by turns sublime and ruthlessly pragmatic. A nation obsessed with soccer, Argentina lives and breathes the game, its theories,...
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The End of White Christian America

Robert P Jones · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) , challenges us to grasp the profound political and cultural consequences of a new reality - that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation.For most of our nation's history, White Christian America (WCA)...
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Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Charles Spencer · Bloomsbury Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

On August 18, 1648, with no relief from the siege in sight, the royalist garrison holding Colchester Castle surrendered and Oliver Cromwells army firmly ended the rule of Charles I of England. To send a clear message to the fallen monarch, the rebels executed four of the senior officers...
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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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Library: An Unquiet History

Matthew Battles · W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 253
Format: Print book

"Engrossingly saturated with fascinating lore, colorful anecdotes and deft portraits." -- Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Now they are in crisis. Former...
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Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Ann Mcelhinney · Regnery Publishing, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

When the Grand Jury indicted abortion doctor Dr. Kermit Gosnell in 2011, it wrote: "This case is about a doctor who killed babies... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy - and then murdered these newborns...
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The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era

Akhil Reed Amar · Basic Books
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

A leading legal scholar addresses the most important constitutional controversies of the past two decades and illuminates the Constitution's spirit and ongoing relevanceAmerica's Constitution, Chief Justice John Marshall famously observed in McCulloch v. Maryland, aspires "to endure...
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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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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

Julie M Fenster · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration - and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast...
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Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America

Nathaniel R Jones · The New Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Answering the Call is an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America - a battle that, far from ending with the great victories of the civil rights era, saw some of its signal achievements in the desegregation fights of the 1970s and its most...
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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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