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The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam

Jerry Brotton · Viking
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The gripping story of Queen Elizabeth's bold alliance with the Ottoman sultan by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve MapsPublished in the UK as This Orient IsleLong before the Barbary Pirates challenged Thomas Jefferson, English merchants travelled...
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The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

Brian Fagan · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

Animals, and our ever-changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history. From the dawn of our existence, animals and humans have been constantly redefining their relationship with one another, and entire civilizations have risen and fallen upon this curious bond...
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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 Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War

Dick Lehr · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

In 1915, two men - one a journalist agitator, the other a technically brilliant filmmaker - incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black against white, Hollywood against Boston, and free speech against civil rights.Monroe Trotter and D. W. Griffith were fighting over...
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The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution

Michael J Klarman · Oxford University Press
Pages: 880
Format: Print book

Americans revere their Constitution. However, most of us are unaware how tumultuous and improbable the drafting and ratification processes were. As Benjamin Franklin keenly observed, any assembly of men bring with them "all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion,...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

DAVID FISHER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies; The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American historyFrom the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's...
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American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address

Stephen Puleo · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying...
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Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Arthur Herman · Random House
Pages: 937
Format: Print book

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation's great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim - from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill Douglas MacArthur was arguably...
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Read On ... Romance: Reading Lists for Every Taste

C. L. Quillen · Libraries Unlimited
Format: Paperback

With thousands of romance novels published each year, librariansespecially those unfamiliar with or indifferent to the genrecan benefit from this well-organized, reference that offers scores of appeals-based read-alike lists for some of the most popular, contemporary romance fiction. Describes...
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The Story of Egypt : The Civilization That Shaped the World

Joann Fletcher · Pegasus Books
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

The story of the world's greatest civilization -- spanning 4,000 years of history -- full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped...
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A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel

Edmund Levin · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 377
Format: Print book

A Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1911, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre. On March 20, 1911, thirteen-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found stabbed to death in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. Four months...
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Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Richard A Rosen · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers (1936-2013) escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked...
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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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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement - the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till - "and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren't often enough asked to do with history:...
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