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Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs

Michelle Malkin · Mercury Ink
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Conservative journalist Malkin provides an eclectic journey of American capitalism, from the colonial period to the Industrial Age to the present, spotlighting little-known "tinkerpreneurs" who achieved their dreams of doing well by doing good. Learn how Paul Revere became America's...
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Brad Meltzer · Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 630
Format: Library Binding

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement...

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Every Day Is Extra

John Kerry · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life - from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years - a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important...
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Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War

Steven M. Gillon · Basic Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. History would prove him correct the events of that daywhen the Japanese bombed Pearl Harborended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDRs presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pearl...
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Sam Houston

James L Haley · University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 513
Format: Book

In the decades preceding the Civil War, few figures in the United States were as influential or as controversial as Sam Houston. The author explores Houston's momentous career and the complex man behind it. Haley's fifteen years of research and writing have produced possibly the most...
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The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White

Daniel J. Sharfstein · Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"The Invisible Line" shines light on one of the most important, but too often hidden, aspects of American history and culture. Sharfstein's narrative of three families negotiating America's punishing racial terrain is a must read for all who are interested in the construction...
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Grover Cleveland (The American Presidents Series)

Henry F. Graff · Times Books; 1st edition
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A fresh look at the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms.Though often overlooked, Grover Cleveland was a significant figure in American presidential history. Having run for President three times and gaining the popular vote majority each time -- despite losing the electoral college...
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Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

DAVID D KIRKPATRICK · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power--from the Middle East correspondent of the New York Times.In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social...
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Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Matt Baglio · Viking Adult; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired the critically-acclaimed film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston.On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants...
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Lone Star Nation: How a Ragged Army of Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence - and Changed America

Henry William Brands
Format: Book

From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history--the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America.

"For better or for worse, Texas was very muc
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Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World

Alyse Nelson · Jossey-Bass; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

How women around the world are leading powerful change Women's progress is global progress. Where there is an increase in women's university enrollment rates, women's earnings, and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women, we see more prosperous communities,...
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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

Gary J. Bass · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A riveting historymdashthe first full accountmdashof the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan shaped the fate of Asia and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world todayGiving...
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The Comanche Empire

Pekka Hamalainen · Yale University Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its various European rivals in military...
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History of the United States During the Administrations of James Madison

Henry Adams · Library of America
Pages: 1436
Format: Hardcover

This monumental work, the second of two Library of America volumes, culminated Henry Adams's lifelong fascination with the American past. Writing at the height of his powers, Adams understood the true subject as the consolidation of the American nation and character, and his treatment...
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