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The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath

Garrett Peck · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A chronicle of the American experience during World War I and the unexpected changes that rocked the country in its immediate aftermath -- the Red Scare, race riots, women's suffrage, and Prohibition. The Great War's bitter outcome left the experience largely overlooked and forgotten in American...
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Prohibition: A Concise History

W J Rorabaugh · Oxford University Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Americans have always been a hard-drinking people, but from 1920 to 1933 the country went dry. After decades of pressure from rural Protestants such as the hatchet-wielding Carry A. Nation and organizations such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union and Anti-Saloon League, the states...
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Presidents of War

MICHAEL BESCHLOSS · Crown
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into...
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Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

Mike Wallace · Oxford University Press
Pages: 1200
Format: Hardcover

In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving...
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The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld

T J English · William Morrow
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America's top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne.By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot;...
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The Armada

Garrett Mattingly · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 443
Format: Hardcover

This award-­winning story of the defeat of the Spanish Armada has been hailed as a historical masterpiece. The book covers Queen Elizabeth's reign over a turbulent nation, while the Duke of Parma plans the invasion of England from the Netherlands. The crucial period from February 1587...
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Iran: A Modern History

Abbas Amanat · Yale University Press
Pages: 1000
Format: Hardcover

A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents...
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Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

Craig L. Symonds · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Seventy years ago, more than six thousand Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a fifty-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches...
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Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople

Richard Fidler · Pegasus Books
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

"A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, and invasion that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvelous book." -- Simon WinchesterGhost Empire is a rare treasure -- an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, narrated...
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Churchill: A Biography

Roy Jenkins · Farrar
Pages: 1002
Format: Book

A brilliant new life of Britain's greatest modern prime ministerWinston Churchill is an icon of modern history, but even though he was at the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years, he might be remembered only as a minor player in the drama of British government had it not been...
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Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

JOHN MAN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A deeply researched and sweeping history that redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War

PATRICIA FARA · Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Patricia Fara unearths the forgotten suffragists of World War I who bravely changed women's roles in the war and paved the way for today's female scientists.Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during...
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The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

Edward Brooke-Hitching · Chronicle Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding,...
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Alexander the Great : journey to the end of the earth

Norman F Cantor · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 180
Format: Hardcover

Chronicles the life of Macedonian emperor Alexander the Great, examining his accomplishments, his relationships with his parents, his bisexuality, his view of himself in relation to the Greek and Egyptian gods, and the ethos of the age in which he lived.
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