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Haiti: A Shattered Nation

Elizabeth Abbott · Overlook Hardcover; Upd Rev edition
Format: Print book

A sobering chronicle of the past half-century in Haiti by the best-selling author of Sugar is told through the history of the Duvalier family and traces the brutal dictatorship that ended with Baby Doc Duvalier's 1986 exile to France, in an updateTitle: HaitiAuthor: Abbott, ElizabethPublisher:...
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The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict

Adam Horowitz · Nation Books
Format: Paperback

The Goldstone Report is one of the most controversial UN reports ever published. It alleges that both Israel and Hamas committed atrocities during Israel's 2009 incursion into Gaza, with Israel aiming to "punish, humiliate and terrorise a civilian population." This characterization...
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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Matt Ridley · Harper; 5th Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

"Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader." - Los Angeles Times In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author...
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A Short History of the Twentieth Century

John Lukacs · Belknap Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

The historian John Lukacs offers a concise history of the twentieth century--its two world wars and cold war, its nations and leaders. The great themes woven through this spirited narrative are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism,...
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The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery

Douglas Hunter · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

The final decade of the fifteenth century was a turning point in world history. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously determined to discover for Spain a shorter and more direct route to the riches of the Indies. Meanwhile, a fellow...
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The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys: Courage, Tragedy, and Justice in World War II

Gregory A. Freeman · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; 1 edition
Format: Book

Before the famed Nuremberg Tribunal, there was Rüsselsheim, a small German town, where ordinary civilians were tried in the first War Crimes Trial of World War II.As the tide of World War II turned, a hitherto unknown incident set a precedent for how we would bring wartime crimes to justice:...
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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Mark Mazzetti · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A Pulitzer Prizewinning reporters riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and Americas special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the worlds dark spaces the new American way of warThe most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken...
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If the Allies Had Fallen: Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II

Dennis Showalter · Frontline Books
Format: Hardcover

What if Stalin had signed with the West in 1939?What if the Allies had been repulsed on D-Day?And what if Hitler had won the war?In this expertly written book, historians suggest what might have been if key events during the war had gone differently, from the Munich Crisis to the dropping...
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Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe

Kevin J Mcnamara · Public Affairs, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

"In this strange way," observed historian A. J. P. Taylor, "the deathblow to an empire centuries old was struck far away on the railway platform at Chelyabinsk." On May 23, 1918, the Czecho Slovak Legion was waiting to board a train in Chelyabinsk, then the Western-most...
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Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian

C?cile R. Ganteaume · Smithsonian; Second printing edition
Format: Print book

This gorgeous, fully illustrated book is the official companion to “Infinity of Nations,” the National Museum of the American Indian’s most ambitious and comprehensive exhibit to date. An ongoing exhibit from October 2010 to 2020 at the Heye Center in New York City, “Infinity...
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The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

William Rosen · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line—until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot straight up, beginning an almost uninterrupted march...
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They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK

Jesse Ventura · Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestseller that offers all the evidence on the biggest conspiracy in American history!It’s been more than fifty years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and it’s time we all fully understood the facts, theories, and myths surrounding the plot to assassinate...
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Droppers: America’s First Hippie Commune, Drop City

Mark Matthews · University of Oklahoma Press; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. In popular imagination, these words seem to capture the atmosphere of 1960s hippie communes. Yet when the first hippie commune was founded in 1965 outside Trinidad, Colorado, the goal wasn’t one long party but rather a new society that integrated...
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Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815

Gordon S Wood · Oxford University Press
Pages: 778
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, two New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, in the newest volume in the series, one of America's...
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Coming for to Carry Me Home: Race in America from Abolitionism to Jim Crow (The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era)

J. Michael Martinez · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 334
Format: Hardcover

Examines the concept of race in the United States from the 1830s, when the abolitionists rose to prominence, until the 1880s, when the Jim Crow regime commenced. J. Michael Martinez argues that Lincoln and the Radical Republicans were the pivotal actors, albeit not the architects, that...
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