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Insurgents, Raiders, and Bandits: How Masters of Irregular Warfare Have Shaped Our World

John Arquilla · Ivan R. Dee
Format: Print book

From the small bands of wilderness warriors who battled in 18th-century North America to the "Chechen Lion," and the contemporary conflict in Chechnya, John Arquilla chronicles the deadly careers of the greatest masters of irregular warfare over the past 250 years. Their impact...
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Hamas: From Resistance to Government

Paola Caridi · Seven Stories Press
Format: Paperback

When the radical Islamist group Hamas was elected to lead Palestine in 2006, the Western world was shocked. How had the majority of Palestinians come to support an extremist organization and how would the group’s new political power affect the larger Israel/Palestine conflict? Italian...
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The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

Benn Steil · Princeton University Press
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, leaders invariably call for 'a new Bretton Woods' to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The name of the remote New Hampshire town where representatives of forty-four nations gathered in July...
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The Spiders of Allah: Travels of an Unbeliever on the Frontline of Holy War

James Hider · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

In his fascinating, terrifying and often very funny book, James Hider takes his doubts about religious beliefs straight into the dark heart of the world's holy wars - from Israel to Gaza to Iraq - the birthplace that spawned so many faiths - and then back to Jerusalem. From hardcore...
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The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster

Jonathan M. Katz · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; 1st edition
Format: Book

Winner of the Overseas Press Club of America's Cornelius Ryan AwardWinner of the Washington Office on Latin America/Duke Human Rights Book AwardWinner of the 2012 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress AwardFinalist for the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book PrizeFinalist for the New York Public...
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Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Cameron McWhirter · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchingsAfter World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally...
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The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War

James Robertson · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Was Gettysburg a tactical success, or was the outcome determined by a far more mundane factor: access to fresh water? How did the need to spread information about the dead and wounded give rise to the U.S. Postal Service? Did President Lincoln really age so dramatically during the course...
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Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War

Douglas Porch · Cambridge University Press
Format: Print book

Counterinsurgency has staked its claim in the new century as the new American way of war. Yet, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have revived a historical debate about the costs - monetary, political and moral - of operations designed to eliminate insurgents and build nations. Today's...
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City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York

Tyler Anbinder · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 768
Format: Print book

A defining American story, never before told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit With more than three million foreign-born residents today, New York has been America's defining port of entry for nearly four centuries, a magnet for transplants from all over...
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The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes

David G. Coleman · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A fly-on-the-wall narrative of the Oval Office in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, using JFK’s secret White House tapes. On October 28, 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba. Popular history has marked that day as the end of the Cuban...
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500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

Kurt Eichenwald · Touchstone; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in a comprehensive, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller. In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions,...
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A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century

Thomas A. Kohut · Yale University Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Book

Germans of the generation born just before the outbreak of World War I lived through a tumultuous and dramatic century. This book tells the story of their lives and, in so doing, offers a new history of twentieth-century Germany, as experienced and made by ordinary human beings.On the basis...
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Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year

Choire Sicha · Harper
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Very Recent History by Choire Sicha is an idiosyncratic and elegant narrative that follows a handful of young men in New York City as they navigate the ruins of money and power - in search of love and connection.After the Wall Street crash of 2008, the richest man in town is the mayor....
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The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

Noah Feldman · Random House
Pages: 816
Format: Hardcover

A surprisingly controversial look at how James Madison redefined the United States in each of his three political "lives" James Madison is revered as "the Father of the Constitution" but rarely described as a radical. Yet Madison fundamentally changed the United States...
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Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont

Adam Lazarus · NAL Hardcover; 1 edition
Format: Book

The unforgettable story of the 1973 U.S. Open-and the unknown young golfer who astonished the world... In 1973, a Who's Who of golf's greats gathered at the Oakmont Country Club for the U.S. Open. Among those favored to win were Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Instead, Johnny...
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