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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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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Karen Abbott · Harper
Pages: 513
Format: Hardcover

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and "pioneer of sizzle history" (USA Today) , tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.

Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most...

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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink

Anthony McCarten · Harper Perennial
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister - soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman."He was speaking to the nation, the world,...
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The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945

Will Iredale · Pegasus
Pages: 456
Format: Print book

An extraordinary story of courage, valor, and dogged determination, the vivid account of how a few brave young pilots ensured lasting peace during World War II.

In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies...
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Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter

Tom Clavin · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City.

In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO -- the first quick-draw duel on the frontier....

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The 54th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

George A Larson · Schiffer Military History
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

During the height of the Cold War, the United States started to develop and expand its air defense capabilities to knock down Russian Air Force nuclear-armed bombers flying over the North Pole, across Canada, and into the northern United States to attack US military targets and major cities....
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Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, DC

J.D. Dickey · Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Washington DC gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples a pulsing hub of political power and prowess But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen Before America became a world power in the twentieth century Washington City was an eyesore...
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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The War Before Independence: 1775-1776

Derek W Beck · Sourcebooks
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The United States was creeping ever closer to independence. The shot heard round the world still echoed in the ears of Parliament as impassioned revolutionaries took up arms for and against King and country. In this captivating blend of careful research and rich narrative, Derek W. Beck...

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The Heartland: An American History

Kristin L. Hoganson · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.

When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C....
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Courage Is Contagious: To Michelle Obama, with Love

Nicholas Haramis (Editor) · Lenny
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A collection of never-before-published essays celebrating a First Lady whose impact will be felt for years to come, featuring a stunning array of acclaimed contributors

Michelle Obama's legacy transcends categorization; her cultural imprint is as nuanced as it is indelible. She used...
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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

Cokie Roberts · Harper
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women...
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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 531
Format: Hardcover

2018 Edgar Award Finalist - Best Fact Crime
By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson, the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre - the largest murder-suicide in American history.

In...
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Indian Island in Amherst County

Peter W. Houck · Warwick House
Pages: 222
Format: Paperback

Indian Island in Amherst County, by Peter W. Houck and Mintcy Maxham. Acclaimed as the best researched history of the Indians of Central Virginia. Connects the Indian story from the Stone Age people to the Indian descendants now living in Amherst County. Updated and revised to include new research,...
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