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You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia

Jack Lynch · Bloomsbury
Pages: 453
Format: Print book

"Knowledge is of two kinds," said Samuel Johnson in 1775. "We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." Today we think of Wikipedia as the source of all information, the ultimate reference. Yet it is just the latest in a long line...
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The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland

Rory Stewart · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of The Places in Between, "a flat-out masterpiece" (New York Times Book Review) , an exploration of the Marches - the borderland between England and Scotland - and the people, history, and conflicts that have shaped it In The Places in Between Rory...
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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

MICHAEL KORDA · Liveright
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War Two and the great events that led to Dunkirk.An epic of remarkable originality, Alone captures the heroism of World War II as movingly as any book in recent memory. Bringing to vivid life...
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American epic : when music gave america her voice.

Elijah Wald · Touchstone
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music - blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American - without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today.Jack...
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The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

John H. Sununu · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

In this major reassessment of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, his former Chief of Staff offers a long overdue appreciation of the man and his universally underrated and misunderstood presidency."I'm a quiet man, but I hear the quiet people others...
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The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark

Trae Crowder · Atria Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The Liberal Rednecks - a three-man stand-up comedy group doing scathing political satire - celebrate all that's good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red.Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated...
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The Killing School: Inside the World's Deadliest Sniper Program

BRANDON WEBB · ST MARTIN'S Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

As a SEAL sniper and combat veteran, Webb was tapped to revamp the U.S. Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Scout/Sniper School, incorporating the latest advances in technology and ballistics software to create an entirely new course that continues to test the skills and even the best warriors....
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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

Norman Ohler · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fast-paced narrative that discovers a surprising perspective on World War II: Nazi Germany's all-consuming reliance on drugs The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated...
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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

JOSH DEAN · Dutton
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An incredible true tale of espionage and engineering set at the height of the Cold War - a mix between The Hunt for Red October and Argo - about how the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and America's most eccentric mogul spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed Soviet...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 613
Format: Hardcover

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's most...
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God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America

Louis S. Warren · Basic Books
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In 1890, on Indian reservations across the West, followers of a new religion danced in circles until they collapsed into trances. In an attempt to suppress this new faith, the US Army killed over two hundred Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee Creek. Louis Warren's God's Red Son offers a startling...
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Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

Serhii Plokhy · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died...
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The Crecy War: A Military History of the Hundred Years War from 1337 to the Peace of Bretigny in 1360

Alfred H Burne · Frontline Books
Pages: 366
Format: Print book

Crecy, the Black Prince's most famous victory, was the first of two major victories during the first part of the Hundred Years War. This was followed ten years later by his second great success at the Battle of Poitiers. The subsequent Treaty of Bretigny established the rights of the King...
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He Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

S Jonathan Bass · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South.Caliph Washington's life was never supposed to matter. As a black teenager from the vice-ridden city of Bessemer, Alabama, Washington was wrongfully...
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Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

Steven J Zipperstein · Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history. So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, that one historian...
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