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Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2013 Edition

Princeton Review · Princeton Review
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

If you need to know it, it's in this book. Cracking the AP World History, 2013 Edition includes: * 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations * Comprehensive review of all topics from prehistoric times to the present * Timelines, summaries, and key term lists...
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A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets

Noah Lederman · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This poignant memoir by Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents' kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland. In the 1950s, Noah's grandparents raised their children on Holocaust stories. But because tales of rebellion and death...
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How the Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism

Benjamin Ginsberg · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 223
Format: Book

One of the most common assumptions about World War II is that the Jews did not actively or effectively resist their own extermination at the hands of the Nazis. In this powerful book, Benjamin Ginsberg convincingly argues that the Jews not only resisted the Germans but actually played a major...
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A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland

Sydney Nathans · Harvard University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

The exodus of millions of African Americans from the rural South is a central theme of black life and liberation in the twentieth century. A Mind to Stay offers a counterpoint to the narrative of the Great Migration. Sydney Nathans tells the rare story of people who moved from being enslaved...
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Tokyo: A Biography: Disasters, Destruction and Renewal: The Story of an Indomitable City

Stephen Mansfield · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The history of Tokyo is as eventful as it is long. A concise yet detailed overview of this fascinating, centuries-old city, Tokyo: A Biography is a perfect companion volume for history buffs or Tokyo-bound travelers looking to learn more about their destination.In a whirlwind journey through...
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The Ragged Edge: A US Marine's Account of Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion

Michael Zacchea · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Deployed to Iraq in March 2004 after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, US Marine Michael Zacchea thought he had landed a plum assignment. His team's mission was to build, train, and lead in combat the first Iraqi Army battalion trained by the US military. Quickly, he realized he was faced...
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Maximinus Thrax: From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome

Paul N. Pearson · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The first full-length biography of the half-barbarian emperor. Maximinus was a Thracian tribesman "of frightening appearance and colossal size" who could smash stones with his bare hands and pull fully laden wagons unaided. Such feats impressed the emperor Severus who enlisted...
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The Holocaust: A New History

LAURENCE REES · PublicAffairs
Pages: 552
Format: Hardcover

n June 1944, Freda Wineman and her family arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous Nazi concentration and death camp. After a cursory look from an SS doctor, Freda's life was spared and her mother was sent to the gas chambers. Freda only survived because the Allies won the war--the Nazis...
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Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928

Stephen Anthony Smith · Oxford University Press
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian Steve...
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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

Tim Judah · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine. Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation...
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America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World--a Story in 76 Inventions

Kevin Baker · Artisan
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker's survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still make, America great again - and again." - The Wall Street Journal What...
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Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America

Douglas R Egerton · Basic Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Soon after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolitionists began to call for the creation of black regiments. At first, the South and most of the North responded with outrage - southerners promised to execute any black soldiers captured in battle,...
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Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

Max Décharné · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang -- from highwaymen to hip-hop -- is a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch or voyeuristic. Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture,...
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How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

David France · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic - from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle,...
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The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland

Rory Stewart · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of The Places in Between, "a flat-out masterpiece" (New York Times Book Review) , an exploration of the Marches - the borderland between England and Scotland - and the people, history, and conflicts that have shaped it In The Places in Between Rory...
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