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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait · Custom House
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from...
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Cracking the AP U.S. history exam

Tom Meltzer; Jean Hofheimer Bennett; Susan Babkes; Princeton Review · Random House
Pages: 432
Format:  Book : English : 2014 ed

Provides test-taking strategies, subject review, coverage of the two essay types, chapter of key terms and concepts organized by time period, and two full-length practice tests with explanations.
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Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

Alistair Horne · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to reveal the one trait...
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

SIMON WINCHESTER · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement - precision - in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.The rise of manufacturing...
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Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet

Jeffrey Rosen · Yale University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was "the Jewish Jefferson," the greatest critic of what he called "the curse of bigness," in business and government, since the author of the Declaration of Independence. Published to commemorate the hundredth anniversary...
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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

Richard White · Oxford University Press
Pages: 968
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded...
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Delaware in World War I

Brigadier General Kennard R. Wiggins Jr. (DE ANG Retired) · History Press (SC)
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Delawares experience in the Great War was that of an awakening. What had been a pastoral collection of farms and merchants was rapidly transformed into a dynamic, economically thriving society. From the immense munitions contribution of the DuPont Company to burgeoning shipbuilding on the Wilmington...
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Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

LEWIS E LEHRMAN · Stackpole Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

Lewis E. Lehrman, renowned historian and National Humanities Medal winner, gives new perspective on great statesmen and their leadership in wars of national survivalAbraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory in wars of national survival - Lincoln...
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The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772:

Various · Library of America; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation: In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven...
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The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

Agustín Fuentes · Dutton
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Jared Diamond s million-copy-selling classic "Guns, Germs, and Steel, " a bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question:...
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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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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink

Anthony McCarten · Harper
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revisionist look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister - soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman. May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill...
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Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty

Jon Kukla · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

This authoritative biography of Patrick Henry - the underappreciated founding father best known for saying, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" - restores him and his fellow Virginians to their seminal place in the story of American independence.Born in 1736, Patrick Henry was an attorney...
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Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

IAN BLACK · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From a long-time Guardian correspondent and editor, an expansive, authoritative, and balanced account of over a century of violent confrontation, war, and occupation in Palestine and Israel, published on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and 50th anniversary of the Six-Day...
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