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Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The First Unsolved Murder of the Victorian Age

Paul Thomas Murphy · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A vivid and violent investigation into the first unsolved murder case of the Victorian Era, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Shooting Victoria.On April 26th, 1871, a police constable walking one of London's remotest beats stumbled upon a brutalized young woman kneeling on a muddy...
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First World War For Dummies

Se?n Lang · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

From the Somme to Gallipoli to the home front, First World War For Dummies provides an authoritative, accessible, and engaging introduction to the War to End All Wars. It takes a global perspective of this global conflict, proving insight into the actions and motivations of the participants...
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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Bush

Jean Edward Smith · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 808
Format: Print book

Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself - most disastrously in invading Iraq - and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious...
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Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership

Susan Butler · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A hugely important book that solely and fully explores for the first time the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin, by the editor of My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin ("History owes a debt to Susan...
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The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne

Anna Bikont · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

A monumental work of nonfiction on a wartime atrocity, its sixty-year denial, and the impact of its truthJan Grosss hugely controversial Neighbors was a historians disclosure of the events in the small Polish town of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941, when the citizens rounded up the Jewish population...
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The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free

Alex Perry · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think again.Africa has long been misunderstood--and abused--by outsiders. Correspondent Alex Perry traveled the continent for most of a decade, meeting with entrepreneurs...
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The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program

Jeremy Scahill · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Major revelations about the US government's drone program - bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers...
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Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War

Mark Danner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Trapped in a forever war by 9/11, in Spiral Mark Danner describes a nation that has been altered in fundamental ways. President Bush declared a war of choice and without an exit plan, and President Obama has proven unable to take the country off what he has called its "permanent war footing."The...
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Beyond the Call: The True Story of One World War II Pilot's Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front

Lee Trimble · Berkley; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Near the end of World War II, thousands of Allied ex-POWs were abandoned to wander the war-torn Eastern Front, modern day Ukraine. With no food, shelter, or supplies, they were an army of dying men.The Red Army had pushed the Nazis out of Russia. As they advanced across Poland, the prison...
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Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

David Vine · Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Pages: 418
Format: Print book

From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a far-reaching examination of the perils of American military bases overseasAmerican military bases encircle the globe. More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, the U.S. still stations its troops at nearly a thousand locations...
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Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War

Linda Hervieux · Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history - a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognized to this day.In the early hours of June 6, 1944,...
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Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone

Scott Shane · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Objective Troy tells the gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to the mass murder of his fellow citizens. It follows Barack Obama's campaign against...
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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 End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution

D C B Lieven · Viking
Pages: 426
Format: Print book

"Lieven has a double gift: first, for harvesting details to convey the essence of an era and, second, for finding new, startling, and clarifying elements in familiar stories. This is history with a heartbeat, and it could not be more engrossing." - Foreign AffairsOne of the world's...
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The Crusades: A Beginner's Guide

Andrew Jotischky · Oneworld Publications
Format: Print book

In 1095 Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade to recover Jerusalem from the Seljuq Turks. Tens of thousands of people joined his cause, making it the single largest event of the Middle Ages. The conflict would rage for over 200 years, poisoning Christian and Islamic relations forever....
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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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Kidnap in Crete: The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General

Rick Stroud · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. For thirty-two days, they were chased across the mountains as they headed for the coast and a rendezvous with a Royal Navy launch waiting to spirit...
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The Fight to Vote

Michael Waldman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

From the president of NYU's Brennan Center for Justice and the author of The Second Amendment, the history of the long struggle to win voting rights for all citizens.In The Second Amendment, Michael Waldman traced the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights to the current...
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The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

James Grant · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

By the publisher of the prestigious Grants Interest Rate Observer, an account of the deep economic slump of 192021 that proposes, with respect to federal intervention, less is more. This is a free-market rejoinder to the Keynesian stimulus applied by Bush and Obama to the 200709 recession,...
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Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

Michael Kranish · Scribner
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who - despite broad skepticism - could be the next president of the United States.Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life...
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The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

Helen Rappaport · St Martins Pr
Pages: 492
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! "Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." -- People magazine"The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase...
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Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Arthur Herman · Random House
Pages: 937
Format: Print book

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation's great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim - from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill Douglas MacArthur was arguably...
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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait · Custom House
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from...
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A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East

George Mitchell · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Finally, a way forward in the Middle East: The answer to why Israel and Palestine's attempts at negotiation have failed and a practical roadmap for bringing peace to this complicated, troubled region.George Mitchell knows how to bring peace to troubled regions. He was the primary architect...
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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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The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

David Orr · Penguin Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A cultural "biography" of Robert Frost's beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood . . ." One hundred years after its first publication in August 1915, Robert Frost's poem "The...
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Dynasty : the rise and fall of the House of Caesar

Tom Holland · Doubleday, 2015.
Pages: 482
Format: Print book

"The follow-up to Rubicon picks up with the murder of Julius Caesar and vividly depicts the intrigue, murder, ambition and treachery of Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero,"--NoveList.
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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

Charles E. Cobb Jr. · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. at the peak of the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. Just for self defense, King assured him. It was not the only weapon King kept for such a purpose one of his advisors remembered the reverends Montgomery,...
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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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Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs

Michelle Malkin · Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink, 2015.
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress.In July 2012, President...
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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

Serhii Plokhy · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 489
Format: Hardcover

On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president. The enshrining of that narrative, one in which the end of the Cold War was linked...
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The Family Tree Historical Maps Book: A State-by-State Atlas of US History, 1790-1900

Allison Dolan · Family Tree Books
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

Journey Into the Past!Envision your ancestors' world--as your ancestors knew it--through hundreds of beautiful full-color reproductions of useful eighteenth and nineteenth century maps. The maps illustrate the historical boundaries of each of the U.S. states as they progressed from...
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A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

Robert F Worth · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker...
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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

Peter Cozzens · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping - lauded by BOOKLIST as "a beautifully...
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The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

Kenneth C. Davis · Hachette Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR. In prose that will remind you of "the best teacher you ever had" (People Magazine) , Davis brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

Todd Miller · City Lights Books
Pages: 355
Format: Paperback

"In his scathing and deeply reported examination of the U.S. Border Patrol, Todd Miller argues that the agency has gone rogue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trampling on the dignity and rights of the undocumented with military-style tactics. . . . Miller's book arrives at a moment...
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History and uncertain future of handwriting

Anne Trubek · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

In the digital age of instant communication, handwriting is less necessary than ever before, and indeed fewer and fewer schoolchildren are being taught how to write in cursive. Signatures--far from John Hancock's elegant model--have become scrawls. In her recent and widely discussed and debated...
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The Rise of the Tudors: The Family That Changed English History

Chris Skidmore · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 437
Format: Hardcover

On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a twenty-eight year old Welshman who had just...
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York,...
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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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Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire

Roger Crowley · Random House
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

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The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772:

Various · Library of America; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation: In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven...
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Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore

Jay Sekulow · Howard Books; annotated edition edition
Format: Kindle Edition

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON ISISJay Sekulow, one of America's most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence could unleash a genocide of historic proportions.Recently,...
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Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare

William M. Arkin · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

UNMANNED is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety.Drones, however, are only part of the problem....
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The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties

Carol Berkin · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states.Revered today for articulating America's founding principles,...
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Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions

Caitlin Fitz · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A major new interpretation recasts U.S. history between revolution and civil war, exposing a dramatic reversal in sympathy toward Latin American revolutions. In the early nineteenth century, the United States turned its idealistic gaze southward, imagining a legacy of revolution and republicanism...
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American Mojo: Lost and Found: Restoring our Middle Class Before the World Blows By

Peter D. Kiernan · Turner
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In American Mojo: Lost and Found, Peter D. Kiernan, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, focuses on America's greatest challenge -- and opportunity -- restoring the middle class to its full promise and potential. Our educated, skilled, and motivated middle class was the cornerstone...
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Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States

Edward G Gray · W W Norton, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Tom Paine's political blueprint for the United States.In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams judged the author of Common Sense as having "a better hand at pulling down than building." Adams's...
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Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

Yvonne Wakim Dennis · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 656
Format: Print book

From ancient rock drawings to today's urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current...
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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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Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood--A History in Thirteen Centuries

Justin Marozzi · Da Capo Press; First Edition ~1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

For much of its extraordinary life, Baghdad, known for centuries as the City of Peace, enjoyed both cultural and commercial preeminence. For five centuries it was the seat of the Abbasid Empire, a marvel of glittering palaces, exquisite parks, magnificent mosques, and Islamic colleges....
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The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

John C. McManus · NAL; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division's harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach - acclaimed historian John C. McManus has written a gripping history that will stand as the last word on this titanic battle. Nicknamed the Big Red One, 1st Division had fought...
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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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Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

Christopher Stevens · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Draws on mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology, and warfare to reveal how the English language is based on original Stone Age language and uncovers the most influential and important words used by humanity's neolithic ancestors.
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Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Daniel W Crofts · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 356
Format: Print book

In this landmark book, Daniel Crofts examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln's life: his role as the "Great Emancipator." Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it to be legal where it already existed, and he never imagined...
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Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

Laura T. Murphy · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United...
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THE MILITARY ADVANTAGE, 2016 EDITION: The Military.com Guide to Military and Veterans Benefits

Terry Howell · Naval Inst Press, 2016.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Revised and updated every year, The Military Advantage, 2016 Edition is the most reliable benefits guide for Americans who have answered the call to serve in the military. These benefits amount to billions in scholarships, educational benefits, home loan guarantees, and military discounts....
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When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador Usa, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles MiltonThe first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary...
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The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way

P J O'Rourke · Pgw
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover

P.J. O'Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s "underground" newspapers, became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world's only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions,...
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Devil's diary.

Robert Wittman · Harpercollins, 2015.
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg - Hitler's "chief philosopher" and architect of Nazi ideology - interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by the authors:...
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1946: The Making of the Modern World

Victor Sebestyen · Pantheon Books, 2015.
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

From the author of Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire comes a powerful, revelatory book about the year that would signal the beginning of the Cold War, the end of the British Empire, and the beginning of the rivalry...
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The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

Judith Flanders · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than...
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Court-Martial: How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9/11 and Beyond

Chris Bray · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 398
Format: Print book

A timely, provocative account of how military justice has shaped American society since the nation's beginnings. With a great eye for narrative, historian Chris Bray (himself a former soldier) tells the sweeping story of military justice from the institution of the court martial in the earliest...
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The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

Roger Moorhouse · Basic Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals, the two mammoth and opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Yet for nearly a third of the conflicts entire timespan, Hitler and Stalin...
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Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat

Giles Milton · Picador
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire

Hugh Thomas · Random House
Format: Hardcover

Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Empire and building on five centuries of scholarship, World Without End is the epic conclusion of an unprecedented three-volume history of the Spanish Empire from "one of the most productive and wide-ranging historians of modern times" (The...
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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

Matt Bai · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

An NPR Best Book of the YearIn May 1987, Colorado Senator Gary Hart - a dashing, reform-minded Democrat - seemed a lock for the party's presidential nomination and led George H. W. Bush by double digits in the polls. Then, in one tumultuous week, rumors of marital infidelity and a newspaper's...
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America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation

John Bicknell · Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

The presidential election of 1844 was one of the two or three most momentous elections in American history. Had Henry Clay won instead of James K. Polk, we’d be living in a very different country today. Polk’s victory cemented the westward expansion that brought Texas, California,...
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Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

Bryan Burrough · Penguin Press
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970sThe Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint...
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The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities

William D. Cohan · Scribner
Pages: 653
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author William D. Cohan, whose reporting and writing have been hailed as "gripping" (the New York Times), "authoritative" (the Washington Post), and "seductively engrossing" (Chicago Tribune), presents a stunning new account of the Duke lacrosse...
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1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History

Jay Winik · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 639
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling author Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt.It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that...
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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 on freedom,...
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American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why

Mark Stein · Palgrave MacMillan
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

In American Panic , New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim to the hype, intensity, and propaganda that accompanies political panic, regardless...
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The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth

Karen Branan · Atria Books
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912 - written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them.Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county...
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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 that America...
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Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom

Kenneth T. Walsh · Paradigm Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Analyzes the inherent celebrity that comes with being the United States president and explains how some presidents successfully capitalized on their fame to make themselves more effective leaders and others did not.
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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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Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition

Nisid Hajari · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947 explain the world that troubles us today. Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody - it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British...
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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. Lauded...
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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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Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

Richard Whittle · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviationThe creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe...
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The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America

Stephen M. Silverman · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The Catskills ("Cat Creek" in Dutch) , America's original frontier, northwest of New York City, with its seven hundred thousand acres of forest land preserve and its five counties - Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster, Schoharie; America's first great vacationland; the subject...
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The wars of Reconstruction : the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era

Douglas R Egerton · Bloomsbury
Pages: 438
Format: Print book

By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and thirteen years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American...
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Liar, temptress, soldier, spy four women undercover in the civil war

Karen Abbott · Harper
Format: Book

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The Third War

Jay Solomon · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

For readers of Steve Coll's Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower comes a riveting, deeply reported exploration of the decades-long power struggle between Iran and the United States that led to a historic - and potentially disastrous - nuclear deal. For more than a decade,...
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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's First Ladies

Kate Andersen Brower · Harper
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle...
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Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

Andrew Cockburn · Henry Holt & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killingAssassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand...
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Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America

Michael Johnson · Firefly Books; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Praise for the first edition A model of excellence in the art of reference volume publishing ... Every public and school library ... should acquire this treasure. It will remain the standard for many years to come. -- Dr. James A. Clifton, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan...
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Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery

Miranda J Aldhouse-Green · Thames & Hudson, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

The grisly story of the bog bodies, updated via details of archaeological discovery and crime-scene techniques Some 2,000 years ago, certain unfortunate individuals were violently killed and buried not in graves but in bogs. What was a tragedy for the victims has proved an archaeologist's...
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Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

Michael A McDonnell · Hill and Wang, 2015.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In Masters of Empire, the historian Michael A. McDonnell reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Though less well known than the Iroquois or Sioux, the Anishinaabeg, who lived across Lakes Michigan and Huron, were equally...
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The Big Break: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told

Stephen Dando-Collins · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The story opens in the stinking latrines of the Schubin camp as an American and a Canadian lead the digging of a tunnel which enabled a break involving 36 prisoners of war (POWs) . The Germans then converted the camp to Oflag 64, to exclusively hold US Army officers, with more than 1500...
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Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic

Kate Colquhoun · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick The xCMaybrick MysteryxD had all the makings of a sensation a pretty flirtatious young girl resentful gossiping servants...
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Operation Chowhound: The Most Risky, Most Glorious US Bomber Mission of WWII

Stephen Dando-Collins · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF, dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied...
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"All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz · Beacon Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native AmericansIn this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing...
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His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute

Maya Angelou · Random House
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

He was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the life and remarkable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa...
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Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi

Larry Hancock · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Surprise Attack explores sixty plus years of military and terror threats against the United States. It examines the intelligence tools and practices that provided warnings of those attacks and evaluates the United States' responses, both in preparedness - and most importantly - the effectiveness...
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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

Bill Lascher · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II - a saga of love, adventure, and danger.On New Year's Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese...
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The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor

Martin Meredith · PublicAffairs; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable...
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X Kendi · Nation Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTIONA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTSFINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTIONTHE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 - The Washington PostA BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2016A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE...
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The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Stephen Kinzer · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America's interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond.How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous...
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A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence

Ray Raphael · New Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Upon its first publication in 2001 as the inaugural volume in The New Press People's History series, edited by the late Howard Zinn, Ray Raphael's magisterial A People's History of the American Revolution was hailed by Fresh Air as "relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental."...
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The Other Paris

Luc Sante · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A trip through Paris as it will never be again-dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemianParis, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast,...
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A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War

Stanley Weintraub · Da Capo Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The day after Thanksgiving, five months into the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur flew to American positions in the north and grandly announced an end-the-war-by-Christmas offensive, despite recent evidence of intervention by Maos Chinese troops. Marching north in plunging temperatures,...
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The Value of a Dollar 1860-2014: Prices and Incomes in the United States

Scott Derks · Grey House Pub; 5 edition
Format: Hardcover

This fifth edition of the highly successful The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
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The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial

Lawrence Douglas · Princeton Up
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In 2009, Harper's Magazine sent war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas to Munich to cover the last chapter of the lengthiest case ever to arise from the Holocaust: the trial of eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk's legal odyssey began in 1975, when American investigators received...
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Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What They Wanted Has Made Women Miserable

Andrea Tantaros · Harpercollins, 2015.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In this lively contrarian romp through the American cultural landscape, Andrea Tantaros argues that the swapping of gender roles has had a drastic effect on relationships, families, the boardroom, the bedroom, and beyond.Women today have more choices and options than ever. So why are they...
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. In a closely reported book that draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist, "Washington Post "reporter Wesley Lowery...
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Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777–1865

Patrick Rael · University of Georgia Press
Format: eBook

<p>Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a "house divided against itself," as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says...
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The art of rivalry : four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in modern art

Sebastian Smee · Random House
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists - Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon - whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart...
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United States of Jihad: The Untold Story of Americans Fighting for Radical Islam

Peter Bergen · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A riveting, panoramic look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans - born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere - have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight...
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Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution

D. Peter MacLeod · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A huge, ambitious re-creation of the eighteenth-century Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America, a battle consisting of the British and American colonists on one side and the French...
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Harvard University Press
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War -- a conflict that...
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Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath

Paul Ham · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War. More than 100,000 people...
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade

The New Yorker Magazine · Random House; First Edition ~1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Including contributions by W. H. Auden Elizabeth Bishop John Cheever Janet Flanner John Hersey Langston Hughes Shirley Jackson A. J. Liebling William Maxwell Carson McCullers Joseph Mitchell Vladimir Nabokov Ogden Nash John OHara George Orwell V. S. Pritchett Lillian Ross...
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Zero Night: The Untold Story of World War Two's Greatest Escape

Mark Felton · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On August 30, 1942 - 'Zero Night' - 40 Allied officers staged the most audacious mass escape of World War II. Months of meticulous planning and secret training hung in the balance during three minutes of mayhem as the officers boldly stormed the huge double fences at Oflag Prison....
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Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

Nicholas Guyatt · Basic Books
Pages: 403
Format: Print book

Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that "all men are created equal"? The usual answer is racism, but the reality is more complex and unsettling. In Bind Us Apart, historian Nicholas Guyatt argues that, from the Revolution...
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God's Armies: Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath

Malcolm Lambert · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

With ramifications on geopolitics today, a vivid chronicle of the Christian and Islamic struggle to control the sacred places of Palestine and the Middle East between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Crusade and jihad are often reckoned to have represented two sides of the same coin:...
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American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 681
Format: Print book

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America's founding period.The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous...
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Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Sarah Jaffe · Nation Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"Sarah Jaffe marches into the class war, fighting the good fight with a pen as sharp as any sword." - Bill Moyers"The most compelling social and political portrait of our age." - Robin D. G. KelleyWe are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

David Fisher · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leadersThe American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against each...
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George Washington's Secret Spy War: The Making of America's First Spymaster

John A Nagy · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

George Washington was America's first spymaster, and his skill as a spymaster won the war for independence.George Washington's Secret Spy War is the untold story of how George Washington took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best trained and best equipped army of its day in the Revolutionary...
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The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave

Brian McGinty · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A surprising work of narrative history and detection that illuminates one of the most daring -- and long-forgotten -- heroes of the Civil War.Independence Day, 1861. The schooner S. J. Waring sets sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later, it limps back...
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Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman

Greg Grandin · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stanceIn his fascinating new book, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin argues that to understand the crisis of contemporary...
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