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The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

Gary Younge · Haymarket Books
Format: Hardcover

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DELIVERED his powerful I Have a Dream speech on August 28, 1963. Fifty years later, the speech endures as a defining moment in the civil rights movement. It continues to be heralded as a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality. This gripping book is rooted...
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Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA

Lamar Waldron · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixon’s motive. Why was President Nixon willing...
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Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Daniel F. Harrington · The University Press of Kentucky
Format: Hardcover

The Berlin blockade brought former allies to the brink of war. Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union defeated and began their occupation of Germany in 1945, and within a few years, the Soviets and their Western partners were jockeying for control of their former foe. Attempting...
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The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

Rick Wartzman · PublicAffairs
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Having a good, stable job used to be the bedrock of the American Dream. Not anymore.
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The Totally Sweet 90s: From Clear Cola to Furby, and Grunge to "Whatever", the Toys, Tastes, and Trends That Defined a Decade

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper · Perigee Trade
Format: Paperback

If you can tell the difference between the Petes in Pete & Pete, know every step to the Macarena by heart, and remember when The Real World was about more than just drunken hookups, The Totally Sweet '90s will be a welcome trip down memory lane.With this hella cool guide, you'll reminisce...
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published

David Skinner · Harper
Format: Hardcover

“It takes true brilliance to lift the arid tellings of lexicographic fussing into the readable realm of the thriller and the bodice-ripper….David Skinner has done precisely this, taking a fine story and honing it to popular perfection.”—Simon Winchester, New York...
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Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

Ray Suarez · Celebra Trade
Format: Paperback

THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries...
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Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence

Bill Moushey · William Morrow; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The shocking details chronicling how a beloved coach and esteemed university became enmeshed in one of the worst scandals in U.S. sports historyIts a scandal that began in a place called Happy Valley. But its not as happy as it once was, as the child-sex-abuse charges against a longtime...
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1616: The World in Motion

Thomas Christensen · Counterpoint
Format: Print book

The world of 1616 was a world of motion. Enormous galleons carrying silk and silver across the Pacific created the first true global economy, and the first international megacorporations were emerging as economic powers. In Europe, the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes marked the end of an era in literature,...
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Death and the Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I and the Dark Scandal That Rocked the Throne

Chris Skidmore · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Alison Weir’s New York Times bestselling Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, comes the most sensational crime story of Tudor England. On the morning of September 8, 1560, at the isolated manor of Cunmor place, the body of a young woman was found...
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Ma, now I'm goin up in the world : a memoir of Dublin in the 1960s

Martha Long · Seven Stories Press
Pages: 445

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

MICHAEL KORDA · Liveright
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Daniel Okrent · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing...
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Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History

Nick Bunker · Knopf; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

At the end of 1618, a blazing green star soared across the night sky over the northern hemisphere. From the Philippines to the Arctic, the comet became a sensation and a symbol, a warning of doom or a promise of salvation. Two years later, as the Pilgrims prepared to sail across the Atlantic...
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Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron

John F Wukovits · Da Capo Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, he chose the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring...
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