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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Christopher McDougall · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After...
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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Charles Krauthammer · Crown Publishing Group
Pages: 416
Format: eBook

From America's preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer's essential, timeless writings. A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional...
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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Elizabeth Kai Hinton · Harvard University Press
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem...
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The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool

Greg Proops · Touchstone; First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

From the brazen, bold, and beloved comic and podcast star Greg Proops comes an electrifying, thought-provoking, and unrelenting collection of rapid-fire references, historical name-checking, Satchel Paige bon mots, and genuine wisdom. Greg Proops is an internationally renowned comedian,...
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The American Revolution: A Visual History

Dk. · DK Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

The American Revolution will transport you back in time and onto the frontlines. This complete overview of the war brings all the action to life, from the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party to the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.Beginning with the first stirrings...
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Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson

Christina Snyder · Oxford University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian America. Most often, this drama focuses on whites who turned west to conquer a continent, extending "liberty" as they went....
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The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness

Jim Auchmutey · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy. It took forty years for the others to join him? Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkampers life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly...
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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944

Ian W. Toll · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 656
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island.This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War -- the period between mid-1942...
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Conquerors : how Portugal forged the first global empire

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

In Conquerors, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley gives us the epic story of the emergence of Portugal, a small, poor nation that enjoyed a century of maritime supremacy thanks to the daring and navigational skill of its explorers - a tactical advantage no other country could...
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Egyptian Magic: A history of ancient Egyptian magical practices including amulets, names, spells, enchantments, figures, formulae, supernatural ceremonies, and words of power

E A Wallis Budge, Sir · Chartwell Books
Pages: 234
Format: Hardcover

Explore the riveting impact of magic on ancient Egyptian civilization, from birth, to love and marriage, to the rituals of death and the afterlife!First published in 1899, Egyptian Magic is a classic work of one of the most prolific Victorian Egyptologists, Sir E. A. Wallis Budge. Budge...
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Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Civil War Collection at the Atlanta History Center

Gordon L Jones · The University of Georgia Press
Pages: 438
Format: Hardcover

Throughout his life, Atlanta resident George W. Wray Jr. (1936-2004) built a collection of more than six hundred of the rarest Confederate artifacts including not just firearms and edged weapons but also flags, uniforms, and accoutrements. Today, Wray's collection forms an integral...
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41: Inside the Presidency of George H. W. Bush

Michael Nelson · Cornell University Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

Although it lasted only a single term, the presidency of George H. W. Bush was an unusually eventful one, encompassing the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the invasion of Panama, the Persian Gulf War, and contentious confirmation...
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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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Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again

Tom Jackson · Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science--lifesaver, food preserver, social liberator. Part historical narrative, part scientific decoder, Chilled looks at early efforts to harness the cold at the ice pits of Persia (Iranians...
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

DIANE ACKERMAN · W W NORTON
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The movie The Zookeeper's Wife, based on the New York Times bestselling book, opens March 2017.In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabiński (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh) , have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing...
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The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

James Grant · Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

By the publisher of the prestigious Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, an account of the deep economic slump of 1920–21 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...
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Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson

Blair Murphy Kelley · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

Through a reexamination of the earliest struggles against Jim Crow, Blair Kelley exposes the fullness of African American efforts to resist the passage of segregation laws dividing trains and streetcars by race in the early Jim Crow era. Right to Ride chronicles the litigation and local...
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The Campaign of Waterloo: The Classic Account of Napoleon's Last Battles

John Fortescue · Frontline Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Campaign of Waterloo is the complete account of the climatic campaign and battle of the Napoleonic Wars abstracted from Sir John Fortescue's monumental A History of the British Army.Issued as an independent volume, The Campaign of Waterloo chronicles the events from Napoleon's...
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The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor · Amistad
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

In this outstanding cultural biography, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow...
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Buster: The Military Dog Who Saved a Thousand Lives

Will Barrow · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 255
Format: Print book

"With some dogs you share a boil in the bag breakfast and maybe a blanket on a cold desert floor. Some you wouldn't leave in charge of your Grandma unless you wanted to find out just how fast the old girl could run. But, if you're very, very lucky there will be the one dog you would...
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The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History 400 Years of Achievement

The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History · The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History 400 Years of Achievement Hardcover – 2015
Format: Print book

Title: The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History - 400 Years of Achievement
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Bosworth 1485: The Battle that Transformed England

Michael K. Jones · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A lively and authoritative reinterpretation of the Battle of Bosworth Field, where the Wars of the Roses ended and the Tudor dynasty began. On August 22, 1485, at Bosworth Field, Richard III fell, the Wars of the Roses ended, and the Tudor dynasty began. The clash is so significant because...
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Hidden Figures Illustrated Edition: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 14
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the hit Academy Award-winning movie, now available in a beautifully designed, illustrated edition featuring more than two dozen never-before-seen photos.Hidden Figures is the untold true story of the African-American female mathematicians,...
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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

Andrew Grant Jackson · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Kindle Edition

During twelve unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent Sixties, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, music historian Andrew Grant Jackson (Still the Greatest: The Essential...
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The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy

LEIGH GALLAGHER · HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that has become, in under a decade, the largest provider of accommodations in the world. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk,...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century...
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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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Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

W. David Marx · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Look closely at any typically "American" article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look - known as ametora, or "American traditional"...
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Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II

Niall Barr · Pegasus Books
Pages: 548
Format: Print book

An authoritative and dramatic behind-the-scenes history of 'the Atlantic Alliance' during World War II. The Anglo-American relationship from 1941-1945 proved to be the most effective military alliance in history. Yet there were also constant tensions and disagreements that threatened to pull...
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Policewomen Who Made History: Breaking through the Ranks

Robert L. Snow · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Kindle Edition

Beginning with a history of women in police work, Snow traces their rise through the ranks, focusing first on the first women to be given a patrol assignment. In their own words, policewomen describe the challenges and advantages of being a woman on the force, and demonstrate the perseverance...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international...
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The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Randall Fuller · Viking
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race"A lively and informative history." - The New York Times Book ReviewThroughout its history America has been torn in two by debates...
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Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

Mitchell Duneier · Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto -- a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.In this sweeping and original interpretation, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings...
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Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

Saul David · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David.
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The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites

Libby O'Connell · Sourcebooks; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"Like many miniencyclopedias, this one is studded with often intriguing facts." -- KirkusFrom the chief historian at HISTORY® comes a rich chronicle of the evolution of American cuisine and culture, from before Columbus's arrival to today.Did you know that the first graham...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Mariner Books
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Heartwarming. — New York Times Whether or not youre a book lover, youll be moved. — Entertainment Weekly A readable, accessible addition to World War II literature and a book that will be enjoyed by lovers of books about books. — Boston Globe Four stars...
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The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s

Gil Troy · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The 1990s was a decade of extreme change. Shifts in culture, politics, and technology radically altered the way Americans did business, expressed themselves, and thought about their role in the world. At the center of it all was Bill Clinton, the charismatic and flawed baby boomer president,...
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Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire

Shane White · St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

In the middle decades of the nineteenth century Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a well-known figure on Wall Street. Cornelius Vanderbilt, America's first tycoon, came to respect, grudgingly, his one-time opponent. The day after Vanderbilt's death on January 4, 1877, an almost full-page...
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Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan

Seymour Morris Jr. · Harpercollins
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander, a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals,...
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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson · Penguin Press
Pages: 1008
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger, based on unprecedented access to his private papersNo American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as "Super K" - the "indispensable man" whose advice has been sought by every president...
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AP U.S. history 2016

Daniel Murphy; Stephen Armstrong · Mcgraw-Hill Education
Pages: 415
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"3 practice exams. Bonus AP Planner app with extra practice questions"--Front cover.
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George Washington: The Wonder of the Age

John H Rhodehamel · Yale University Press
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

A much-needed concise biography of America's first president As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's...
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017The New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceUSA Today, "New and Noteworthy""This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture." -- New York...
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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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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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Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

James Mahaffey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 442
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration...
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Dissent: The History of an American Idea

Ralph Young · NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

Dissent The History of an American Idea examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan...
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The Atlantic slave trade in world history

Jeremy Black · Routledge
Pages: 173
Format: Hardcover

In "The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, " Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate...
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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

Linda Schele · William Morrow & Co; 1st edition
Pages: 542
Format: Hardcover

Piecing together the puzzle of rich civilization with information from recently translated hieroglyphs and archaeological record, Schele and Freidel offer a fascinating view of life in the New World before the arrival of the Europeans. 16 pages of color photographs.
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The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

Jessica Hagy · Workman Publishing Company
Format: Hardcover

Its the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at lifes challenges and opportunities. A Bronze AgeInformation...
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The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton

William E Leuchtenburg · Oxford University Press, 2015.
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents...
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My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience

Juan Williams · AARP/Sterling
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

"More than 30 people tell personal stories about the nonviolent struggle for civil rights, then and now, not only the leaders but also ordinary citizens who bear witness to "transforming moments" when they suddenly found the courage to try to change things. David Dinkins,...
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Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners

Therese Oneill · Little
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHave you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't...
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Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All

David Roediger · Verso
Format: Hardcover

How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roedigers radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts...
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Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Devery S. Anderson · University Press of Mississippi
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless...
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Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

Eric Foner · W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 301
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America

Betsy Seifter · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn't find their way to decisive action, Cowen, known for his gutsy leadership,...
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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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The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness

Jim Auchmutey · PublicAffairs
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy. It took forty years for the others to join him ... Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper's life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members...
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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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The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

Clay Risen · St Martins Pr
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained--as Everett Dirksen, the GOP leader in the Senate and a key supporter of the bill,...
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The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

James Grant · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

James Grant's story of America's last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this "carefully researched history ... makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand, and it deftly mixes major events with interesting vignettes" (The...
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Afghan Modern: The History of a Global Nation

Robert D. Crews · Belknap Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Rugged, remote, riven by tribal rivalries and religious violence, Afghanistan seems to many a country frozen in time and forsaken by the world. Afghan Modern presents a bold challenge to these misperceptions, revealing how Afghans, over the course of their history, have engaged and connected...
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Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation

Malinda Maynor Lowery · The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

With more than 50,000 enrolled members, North Carolina's Lumbee Indians are the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi River. Malinda Maynor Lowery, a Lumbee herself, describes how, between Reconstruction and the 1950s, the Lumbee crafted and maintained a distinct identity...
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Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time

Adrian Miller · The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish--such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and red drinks--Miller...
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Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States

Edward Foley · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The 2000 presidential race resulted in the highest-profile ballot battle in over a century. But it is far from the only American election determined by a handful of votes and marred by claims of fraud. Since the founding of the nation, violence frequently erupted as the votes were being...
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Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?

Philip Yancey · Zondervan
Format: Hardcover

“Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?” Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: in a twenty-year span starting in the mid-nineties, research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity...
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America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops

Christine Sismondo · Oxford University Press I
Pages: 314
Format: Book

When George Washington bade farewell to his officers, he did so in New York's Fraunces Tavern. When Andrew Jackson planned his defense of New Orleans against the British in 1815, he met Jean Lafitte in a grog shop. And when John Wilkes Booth plotted with his accomplices to carry out an assassination,...
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The Encyclopedia of Country Music

Michael McCall · Oxford University Press; 2 edition
Format: Hardcover

Immediately upon publication in 1998, the Encyclopedia of Country Music became a much-loved reference source, prized for the wealth of information it contained on that most American of musical genres. Countless fans have used it as the source for answers to questions about everything from...
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Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day

Carrie Gibson · Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the Santa Maria onto what is today San Salvador, in the Bahamas, and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In Empire's Crossroads, British...
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Asian Americans

Xiaojian Zhao · Greenwood
Pages: 1401
Format: Book

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day.* Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian...
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The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry

Ned Sublette · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

The American Slave Coast offers a provocative vision of US history from earliest colonial times through emancipation that presents even the most familiar events and figures in a revealing new light. Authors Ned and Constance Sublette tell the brutal story of how the slavery industry made...
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Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance

Ronald Angelo Johnson · Univ. of Georgia Press
Pages: 241
Format: Book

From 1798 to 1801, during the Haitian Revolution, President John Adams and Toussaint Louverture forged diplomatic relations that empowered white Americans to embrace freedom and independence for people of color in Saint-Domingue. The United States supported the Dominguan revolutionaries...
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The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

Mary Pilon · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable...
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The American Political Party System: Continuity and Change Over Ten Presidential Elections

John S Jackson · Brookings Institution Press
Pages: 257
Format: eBook

From party polarization, elections, and internal party politics, to the evolution of the U.S. presidency, John S. Jackson's new book has something for everyone interested in American politics. Beginning with a discussion of the creation of the U.S. government to the formation of today's...
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Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775

Dobson · Clearfield
Pages: 250
Format: Paperback

Between 1650 and 1775 many thousands of Scots were banished to the American colonies for political, religious, or criminal offenses. In the aftermath of the English Civil War, for example, Oliver Cromwell transported thousands of Scots soldiers to Virginia, New England, and the West Indies....
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Half That Has Never Been Told

Edward E Baptist · Basic Books
Format: Print book

Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America's later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy...
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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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House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address

Michael Gross · Atria Books
Pages: 394
Format: Hardcover

In real estate-obsessed New York, no new building has captured the city's imagination - or as many of its richest residents - as Fifteen Central Park West. In House of Outrageous Fortune, America's foremost chronicler of the upper crust, journalist and bestselling author Michael...
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Complete Encyclopedia of African History - Vol 3 Heroes and Heroines

Jessie Carney Smith · African American Publications
Pages: 733
Format: Print book

Volume 3: Heroes and Heroines An eclectic mix of profiles of 150 well know and lesser known individuals, who have made a lasting and profound impact on our culture. Personalities Covered: Hank Aaron; Robert S. Abbott; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Muhammad Ali; Maya Angelou; Arthur Ashe; Josephine...
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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement - the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till - "and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren't often enough asked to do with history:...
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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth

Rita Gabis · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Rita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather as a child and knew one version of his past: prior to immigration he had fought the Russians, whose brutal occupation of Lithuania destroyed thousands of lives before...
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The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States

Ira Berlin · Harvard University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Perhaps no event in American history arouses more impassioned debate than the abolition of slavery. Answers to basic questions about who ended slavery, how, and why remain fiercely contested more than a century and a half after the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. In The Long Emancipation,...
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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

Eric H. Cline · Princeton University Press
Pages: 237
Format: Hardcover

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance,...
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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

Thomas E. Ricks · Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The definitive military chronicle of the Iraq war and a searing judgment on the strategic blindness with which America has conducted it, drawing on the accounts of senior military officers giving voice to their anger for the first time. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post senior Pentagon...
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Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War

H. Donald Winkler · Cumberland House; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Clandestine missions. Clever, devious, daring. Passionately committed to a cause. During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated...
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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s PBS series, And Still I Rise - a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos.Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White...
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The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

Earl J. Hess · The University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover

Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil Wars Atlanta Campaign. Confederate forces under John Bell Hood desperately fought to stop William T. Shermans advancing armies as they tried to cut the last Confederate supply line into the city....
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The 20 Most Significant Events of the Civil War: A Ranking

Alan Axelrod · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

This is the first book to not only select the events that most influenced the causes and outcome of America's Civil War, but also to rank them in order of significance. In each of the book's 20 detailed essays, author/historian/speaker Alan Axelrod presents an engaging narrative...
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The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

Ginger Strand · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt VonnegutIn the mid-1950s, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab -- or "House...
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Agincourt: The Fight for France

Ranulph Fiennes · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Sir Ranulph Fiennes' dynamic account of the Battle of Agincourt gives a unique perspective on one of the most significant battles in English history. On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village of Agincourt, four men sheltered from the rain and prepared for battle. All four...
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City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

Ben Rawlence · Picador
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort.Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement,...
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Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

Preston Lauterbach · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The vivid history of Beale Streeta lost world of swaggering musicians, glamorous madams, and ruthless politiciansand the battle for the soul of Memphis.Following the Civil War, Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, thrived as a cauldron of sex and song, violence and passion. But out of this...
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Cured: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science

Nathalia Holt · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 313
Format: Hardcover

Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS pandemic. Two men, known in medical...
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Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films

Matthew Field · History Press, 2015.
Pages: 704
Format: Print book

The first biography of the making of the James Bond series, drawing on hundreds of unpublished interviews with the cast and crew For over 50 years, Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions has navigated the ups and downs of the volatile British film industry, enduring both critical wrath...
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Madame President

Helene Cooper · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished...
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Empire of cotton : a global history

Sven Beckert · Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Pages: 615
Format: Print book

"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity

Gregory D. Smithers · Yale University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The Cherokee are one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States, with more than three hundred thousand people across the country claiming tribal membership and nearly one million people internationally professing to have at least one Cherokee Indian ancestor. In this revealing...
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Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

Juan Gonzalez · Penguin Books; Revised edition
Format: Book

A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium....
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Blood and earth : modern slavery, ecocide, and the secret to saving the world

Kevin Bales · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo's Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking - and an inspiring,...
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The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

James Green · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other...
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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

William Doyle · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs - from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror - written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.Over the last fifty...
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North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors

Daniel Tudor · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors.North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which...
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The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House

Jesse Holland · LP
Pages: 225
Format: Print book

THE INVISIBLES: Slavery Inside The White House and How It Helped Shape America is the first book to tell the story of the executive mansion's most unexpected residents, the African American slaves who lived with the U.S. presidents who owned them. Interest in African Americans and the White...
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Nikil Saval · Doubleday
Format: Book

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle...
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