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The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy.

Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents. John...
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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race.

Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father....
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Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

Elliot Ackerman · Penguin Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From a decorated Marine war veteran and National Book Award Finalist, an astonishing reckoning with the nature of combat and the human cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

"War hath determined us ..." - John Milton, Paradise Lost

Toward the beginning...
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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

JOSH DEAN · Dutton
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An incredible true tale of espionage and engineering set at the height of the Cold War - a mix between The Hunt for Red October and Argo - about how the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and America's most eccentric mogul spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed...
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Troubled refuge : struggling for freedom in the Civil War

Chandra Manning · Knopf
Pages: 396
Format: Hardcover

From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army's escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United States.

Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their...
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick · Viking
Pages: 427
Format: Print book

"Valiant Ambition may be one of the greatest what-if books of the age - a volume that turns one of America's best-known narratives on its head."
- Boston Globe

"Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners...
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Henry's Men: And the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Henry VIII is best known in history for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. However, as acclaimed historian Tracy Borman makes clear in her illuminating new chronicle of Henry's life, his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by the men who surrounded and interacted...
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Revolutionary: George Washington at War

Robert L. O'Connell · Random House
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From an acclaimed military historian, a bold reappraisal of young George Washington, an ambitious if reckless soldier destined to become the legendary general who took on the British and, through his leadership, came to define the American character

How did George Washington become...
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Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas

Laura Sook Duncombe · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside - and sometimes in command of - their...
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Nathalia Holt · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly

The riveting true story of the women who launched...
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The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

Ian Davidson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A vital and illuminating look at this profoundly important (and often perplexing) historical moment, by former Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Ian Davidson.

The French Revolution casts a long shadow, one that reaches into our own time and influences our debates...
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The Brewer's Tale: A History of the World According to Beer

William Bostwick · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of 2014 U.S. Gourmand Drinks Award Taste 5,000 years of brewing history as a time-traveling homebrewer rediscovers and re-creates the great beers of the past.The Brewer's Tale is a beer-filled journey into the past: the story of brewers gone by and one brave writer's quest...
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I Love Capitalism!: An American Story

Kenneth G Langone · Portfolio
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Iconoclastic entrepreneur and New York legend Ken Langone tells the compelling story of how a poor boy from Long Island became one of America's most successful businessmen.

Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America...
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