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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA · Liveright
Pages: 640
Format: eBook

An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth.Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African...
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The Tattoo Dictionary

Trent Aitken-Smith · Mitchell Beazley
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication...
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Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place - Pittsburgh, PA - from the 1920s through the 1950s.Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class...
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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution

Harlow Giles Unger · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

On December 16, 1773, an estimated seven dozen men dumped roughly £10,000 worth of tea in Boston Harbor. This symbolic act unleashed a social, political, and economic firestorm throughout the colonies. Combining stellar scholarship with action-packed history, American Tempest reveals the truth...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Vintage
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A New York Times Notable BookSHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen...
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An Illustrated History of the Civil War

The Editors of Time-Life · Time Life Education
Pages: 454
Format: Hardcover

Culled from the finest archival collections, this extraordinary assembly of photographs, maps, cartoons, sketches, and paintings vividly illustrates the everyday lives of soldiers during the Civil War - from harsh realities to baseball tournaments between regiments. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY...
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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National Geographic The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier

Anton Treuer · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lakota warrior Crazy Horse to legendary Geronimo of the Apache Wars, this sweeping history of the American West tells the story of those who defended Native American lands - and the Native American way of life - from the 1850s through the end of the nineteenth century.This majestic...
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon...
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The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War

Doug Stanton · Scribner
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers, the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon's fight for survival during the Vietnam War - whose searing...
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The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

Thomas Fleming · Da Capo Press
Format: eBook

History tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie, when there were, in fact, many conflicts between the Founding Fathers—none more important than the one between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Their disagreement centered on the highest, most original...
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Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Andrew Morton · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance."...
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The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Fortune in the American West

GREGORY CROUCH · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode - the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.Born in 1831, John...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

DAVID FISHER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies; The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American historyFrom the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's...
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