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Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

Kenneth R. Timmerman · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to answer the questions: what really happened - and why?We know the Obama administration's story, of a demonstration caused by an Internet movie that went out of control. But what actually...
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A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Allyson Hobbs · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and community. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile, a separation from one racial identity and the leap into another. This revelatory history...
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1381: The Year of the Peasants' Revolt

Juliet Barker · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

Written with the fluency readers have come to expect from Juliet Barker, 1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt provides an account of the first great popular uprising in England and its background, and paints on a broad canvas a picture of English life in medieval times. Skeptical...
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Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

Scott Helman · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352
Format: Book

In the tradition of 102 Minutes and Columbine, the definitive book on the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, written by reporters from The Boston Globe and published to coincide with the first anniversary of the tragedyLong Mile Home will tell the gripping...
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Alfred M. Dicks of Crawford County, Illinois

Deborah Sweeney · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 54
Format: Paperback

In 1840, Alfred M. Dicks married Ruth Reynolds, a Quaker girl, in Crawford County, Illinois. Not much was known about this simple farmer from North Carolina until a descendant of his eldest daughter Lydia began exploring the family's history. While much of Alfred's life still remains...
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Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics

Harry Lembeck · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

In August 1906, black soldiers stationed in Brownsville, Texas, were accused of going on a lawless rampage in which shots were fired, one man was killed, and another wounded. Because the perpetrators could never be positively identified, President Theodore Roosevelt took the highly unusual...
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American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution

Walter R. Borneman · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant new look at the American Revolution's first months, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals When we reflect on our nation's history, the American Revolution can feel almost like a foregone conclusion. In reality, the first weeks and months of 1775 were very tenuous,...
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Under the black flag

David Cordingly · Random House
Pages: 296
Format: Book

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age. " As he explodes many accepted myths (i. e. "walking...
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The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

Dana Goldstein · Doubleday
Pages: 349
Format: Print book

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich,...
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Congo: The Epic History of a People

David Van Reybrouck · Ecco Press
Pages: 639
Format: Hardcover

Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad) ,David van Reybrouck's rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries:...
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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

Mitchell Zuckoff · Hachette Book Group USA
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi.
13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department...
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The upright thinkers : the human journey from living in trees to understanding the cosmos

Leonard Mlodinow · Pantheon Books
Pages: n/a
Format: Print book

Presents a history of science, focusing on its influence in the transition from humanity's primitive beginnings up to the modern day, with profiles of famous scientists responsible for some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries. --Publisher's description.

"Leonard Mlodinow...

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Paperback

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Then, one by one, the Osage...

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The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

Dan Jurafsky · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 246
Format: Hardcover

2015 James Beard Award Nominee: Writing and Literature category

Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food.

Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving...
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Aging in America

H. W. Wilson · H.W. Wilson
Format: Paperback

By many accounts, in the next two decades a greater number of Americans will be over sixty than any other period in history. Aging in America examines the great challenges America will face in caring for aging baby boomers. The collection begins with statistical data on the major health...
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Rescue at Los BanÌ?os : the most daring prison camp raid of World War II

Bruce Henderson · William Morrow
Format: Print book

The true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time. In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Ban'os...
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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Lisa McGirr · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a "noble experiment" that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this...
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Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters

Tom Hayden · Seven Stories Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Based on unprecedented access to both Cuban and American officials, a book that offers fresh insight into one of history's most enigmatic relationships between nation-states - from one of America's best-known voices of political and social activism.Listen, Yankee! offers an account...
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Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

Eric Bogosian · Little, Brown and Company; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian GenocideIn 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper...
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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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Earth's Deep History: How It Was Discovered and Why It Matters

Martin J. S. Rudwick · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Earth has been witness to mammoths and dinosaurs, global ice ages, continents colliding or splitting apart, comets and asteroids crashing catastrophically to the surface, as well as the birth of humans who are curious to understand it all. But how was it discovered? How was the evidence...
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1937 Chicago Steel Strike, The:: Blood on the Prairie

John F. Hogan · The History Press
Format: Book

A violent period of American labor history reached its bloody apex in 1937 when rattled Chicago police shot, clubbed and gassed a group of men, women and children attempting to picket Republic Steel's South Chicago plant. Ten died and over one hundred were wounded in what became known...
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The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

James Green · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other...
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The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

Clay Risen · St Martins Pr
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained--as Everett Dirksen, the GOP leader in the Senate and a key supporter of the bill,...
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One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

Kevin M. Kruse · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of "Christian America" is an invention - and a relatively recent one at that.

As Kruse argues, the belief...
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Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran

John M. Kinder · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Christian Bagge, an Iraq War veteran, lost both his legs in a roadside bomb attack on his Humvee in 2006. Months after the accident, outfitted with sleek new prosthetic legs, he jogged alongside President Bush for a photo op at the White House. The photograph served many functions, one of them...
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A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England

Gordon Corrigan · Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

The glory and tragedy of the Hundred Years War is revealed in a new historical narrative, bringing Henry V, the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc to fresh and vivid lifeIn this captivating new history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle...
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Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World it Made

Richard Rhodes · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb - the remarkable story of the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it.The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) inspired and haunted an extraordinary...
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Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

Alistair Horne · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to reveal the one trait...
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After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace

A. J. Langguth · Simon & Schuster; First Edition / First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South for a century.With Lincoln's assassination, his "team of rivals,"...
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From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet

John Naughton · Quercus
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

John Naughton is The Observer's "Networker" columnist, a prominent blogger, and Vice-President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. The Times has said that his writings, "[it] draws on more than two decades of study to explain how the internet works and the challenges and opportunities...
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Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

Bernard Bailyn · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.The past has always been elusive: How can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different...
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Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Sven Beckert · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEPULITZER PRIZE FINALISTThe epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding...
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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

Julian E. Zelizer · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the mediaBetween November 1963, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections,...
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The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

Jessica Hagy · Workman Publishing Company
Format: Hardcover

Its the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at lifes challenges and opportunities. A Bronze AgeInformation...
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Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

Jack Cheevers · NAL; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2014 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATUREIn 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence...
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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

Eric H. Cline · Princeton University Press
Pages: 237
Format: Hardcover

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance,...
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Karen Abbott · Harper
Pages: 513
Format: Hardcover

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and "pioneer of sizzle history" (USA Today) , tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.

Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most...

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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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When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

Ronald C. Rosbottom · Little, Brown and Company; First edition
Format: Hardcover

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light....
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Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God

Will Durant · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Praised as a revelatory book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prizewinning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death. The culmination of Will Durants sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions,...
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After they closed the gates : Jewish illegal immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Libby Garland · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. This book tells the untold stories of the Jewish migrants and smugglers involved in that underworld, showing how such stories contributed to growing national anxieties about illegal...
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Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich

Jochen Hellbeck · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

The turning point of World War II came at Stalingrad. Hitler's soldiers stormed the city in September 1942 in a bid to complete the conquest of Europe. Yet Stalingrad never fell. After months of bitter fighting, 100,000 surviving Germans, huddled in the ruined city, surrendered to Soviet...
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100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts

Eric Kasum · Sourcebooks
Format: Print book

What were they thinking? Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas. From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, 100 of the Worst...
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Sea of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

Brian Hicks · Spry Publishing LLC
Format: Hardcover

On a dark night in February of 1864, the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic, a feat that would not be repeated for another 50 years. But fate was not kind to the Hunley that night as it sank with all of its crew...
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Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman

Harlow Giles Unger · Da Capo Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In a critical and little-known chapter of early American history, author Harlow Giles Unger tells how a fearless young Kentucky lawyer threw open the doors of Congress during the nation's formative years and prevented dissolution of the infant American republic.The only freshman congressman...
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Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs returns with the incredible, true story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated...
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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Christopher McDougall · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere....
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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History

Orlando Figes · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the author of A People's Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreamsIn this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian...
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Héctor Tobar · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga...
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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

William Doyle · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs - from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror - written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.Over the last fifty...
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Pitchin: The Story of an Early Illinois Colony, its Civil War Participation, and a Family Remembrance

Charles M Brock · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 147
Format: Print book

"I discovered the portrait of my paternal great-grandfather, Silas Brock, in the back of a closet in my mother's apartment. He is dressed in his Civil War uniform. " So begins this story detailing Brock's decade-long quest to know more about Silas. What started as a simple...
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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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Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

David L Sedlak · Yale University Press
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we're done with it. But these underappreciated marvels of engineering face an array of challenges...
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First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I

Matthew J. Davenport · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

The riveting true story of America's first modern military battle, its first military victory during World War One, and its first steps onto the world stageAt first light on Tuesday, May 28th, 1918, waves of American riflemen from the U.S. Army's 1st Division climbed from their...
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Alcohol: A History

Roderick Phillips · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

Whether as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a constant and often controversial role in social life. In his innovative book on the attitudes toward and consumption of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and economic history, uncovering the tensions between alcoholic...
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Their Last Full Measure: The Final Days of the Civil War

Joseph Wheelan · Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

Dramatic developments unfolded during the first months of 1865 that brought America's bloody Civil War to a swift climax.As the Confederacy crumbled under the Union army's relentless "hammering," Federal armies marched on the Rebels' remaining bastions in Alabama,...
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50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

Steven Pressman · Harpercollins
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939 - the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States - for readers of In the Garden...
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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid...

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The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

James Oakes · W W Norton
Pages: 207
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian illuminates the strategy for ending slavery that precipitated the crisis of civil war. Surrounded by a ring of fire, the scorpion stings itself to death. The image, widespread among antislavery leaders before the Civil War, captures their long-standing strategy...
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Alien nation : Chinese migration in the Americas from the coolie era through World War II

Elliott Young · The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

"Young traces the pivotal century of Chinese migration to the Americas, beginning with the 1840s at the start of the 'coolie' trade and ending during World War II. This book is the first transnational history of Chinese migration to the Americas. By focusing on the fluidity...
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God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi

John Safran · Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson, for fans of Serial.A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first...
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The Rise of the Millennial Parents: Parenting Yesterday and Today

James Pedersen · Rowman & Littlefield Education, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 159
Format: Hardcover

The new millennium has seen a variety of parenting styles that differ greatly from previous generations. Titles such as Tiger Moms and Helicopter Parents have received media attention by the general public but other styles such as Hippo, Free-Range and Divergent Parenting, as well as a host...
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China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice

Richard Bernstein · Vintage
Format: Paperback

At the beginning of 1945, relations between America and the Chinese Communists couldn't have been closer. Chinese leaders talked of America helping to lift China out of poverty; Mao Zedong himself held friendly meetings with U.S. emissaries. By year's end, Chinese Communist soldiers...
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The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Anand Giridharadas · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction of 2014 Kate Tuttles pickNPR, Staff Pick The Dark Side, Science and Society Eye Opening Reads CategoriesAmazon, Best Books of 2014 Nonfiction Imagine that a terrorist...
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Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

Eric Foner · W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 301
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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Market Madness: A Century of Oil Panics, Crises, and Crashes

Blake C. Clayton · Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

Stock market booms are cause for celebration. But when oil prices soar because supplies are failing to keep up with demand, the response is nearly always apocalyptic. Predictions of the end of oil can create anxiety on Wall Street and in Washington, stoking fears that production has hit a ceiling...
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Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Alex Kershaw · Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War IIThe leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring...
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Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

Jack Cheevers · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

WINNER OF THE SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATURE"I devoured Act of War the way I did Flyboys, Flags of Our Fathers and Lost in Shangri-la." - Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author In 1968, the small, dilapidated American spy ship USS Pueblo set out to pinpoint...
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Dissent: The History of an American Idea

Ralph Young · NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

Dissent The History of an American Idea examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan...
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Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

Tom Clavin · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times bestseller!

Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding...

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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....

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Last crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson · Crown Publishers
Pages: 430
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country...
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The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites

Libby O'Connell · Sourcebooks; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts." -- KirkusFrom the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle of the evolution of American cuisine and culture, from before Columbus's arrival to today.Did you know that the first graham...
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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

Edward Dolnick · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold...
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Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story

Thanassis Cambanis · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells the wonderfully readable and insightful Booklist, starred review inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Cambanis brings to life the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces that—for...
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Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

Ian Morris · Princeton University Press; REV UPD edition
Format: Hardcover

Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history,...
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The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them

Mina Holland · Penguin Books
Format: Print book

Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes.Best Culinary Travel Book (U.K.) , Gourmand World Cookbook AwardsFinalist for the Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award"When we eat, we travel." So begins this irresistible...
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West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

Claudio Saunt · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This panoramic account of 1776 chronicles the other revolutions unfolding that year across North America, far beyond the British colonies. In 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, the Continental Congress declared independence, and Washington crossed the Delaware. We are familiar with...
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The Navy SEAL Art of War: Leadership Lessons from the World's Most Elite Fighting Force

Rob Roy · Crown Business
Format: Hardcover

In a groundbreaking, narrative-driven book for businesses, managers (and those who aspire to the managerial ranks), and entrepreneurs, a veteran Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer shows how the skills that enable SEAL teams to achieve the impossible in the battlefield can help business executives...
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"They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide

Ronald Grigor Suny · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent--more...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international bestseller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human."

One hundred...

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Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word

Matthew Battles · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness....
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Adam Tooze · Viking; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York....
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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Edward E. Baptist · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution - the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy.As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half...
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The Italian Americans: A History

Maria Laurino · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

This gorgeous companion book to the PBS series illuminates an important, overlooked part of American history.

In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story...
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