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Insiders' Guide® to Williamsburg: And Virginia's Historic Triangle

Sue Corbett · Globe Pequot
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

Insiders' Guide to Williamsburg and Virginia's Historic Triangle is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Written by a local (and true insider) , this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the cities...
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. In a closely reported book that draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist, "Washington Post "reporter Wesley Lowery...
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Presidents and Their Generals: An American History of Command in War

Matthew Moten · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

Since 1945, as the U.S. has engaged in near-constant "wars of choice" with limited congressional oversight, the executive and armed services have shared primary responsibility for often ill-defined objectives, strategies, and benefits. Matthew Moten shows the significance of negotiations...
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2017: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Editors of Chase's · Bernan Press
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!The world's datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the wider world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957 on a reputation for accuracy and comprehensiveness,...
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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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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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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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The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln A Self-made Man, 1809 - 1854.

Blumenthal Sidney · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius - from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a slave,"...
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Marked for Death: A History of the First War in the Air

James Hamilton-Paterson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A dramatic and fascinating account of aerial combat during World War I, revealing the terrible risks taken by the men who fought and died in the world's first war in the air. Little more than ten years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly...
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Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Blake J. Harris · It Books
Format: Hardcover

Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized...
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Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Sophie Pinkham · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A distinctive writer's fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.Ukraine has rebuilt itself over and over again in the last century, plagued by the same conflicts: corruption, poverty, substance abuse, ethnic clashes, and Russian aggression. Sophie Pinkham saw all this...
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The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost

Cathal J Nolan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 728
Format: Print book

History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations...
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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

Giles Tremlett · Bloomsbury
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

In 1474, when Castile was the largest, strongest, and most populous kingdom in Hispania (present day Spain and Portugal) , a twenty-three-year-old woman named Isabella ascended the throne. At a time when successful queens regnant were few and far between, Isabella faced not only the considerable...
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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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The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief

Alan Connor · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

A journalist and word aficionado salutes the 100-year history and pleasures of crossword puzzles Since its debut in The New York World on December 21, 1913, the crossword puzzle has enjoyed a rich and surprisingly lively existence. Alan Connor, a comic writer known for his exploration of all things...
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