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Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Larrie D Ferreiro · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In this groundbreaking,...
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A Forgotten Hero: Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish Humanitarian Who Rescued 30,000 People from the Nazis

Shelley Emling · ECW Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The true story of Folke Bernadotte's heroic rescue of 30,000 prisoners during WWII

In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte did so by negotiating...

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Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory, and Faith

Heidi Neumark · Abingdon Press
Pages: 219
Format: Print book

Imagine discovering a secret - that your family has a hidden Jewish heritage. That your grandfather died in a concentration camp and your grandmother was a death-camp survivor. How did you not know? How would it change your spiritual life? Heidi Neumark, a Lutheran pastor, happened upon...
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1774: The Long Year of Revolution

Mary Beth Norton · Knopf
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2018 president of the American Historical Association, a groundbreaking book, the first to look at the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from December...
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Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

Joseph E B Elliott · Temple University Press
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Philadelphia possesses an exceptionally large number of places that have almost disappeared - from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines. In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter...
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How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language

Simon Horobin · Oxford University Press 2016.
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language...
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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...

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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 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 True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Stephen Kinzer · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America's interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond.

How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide....

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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestseller

-WINNER OF ANISFIELD-WOLF AWARD FOR NONFICTION
-WINNER BLACK CAUCUS OF AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BEST NONFICTION BOOK
-WINNER NAACP IMAGE AWARD BEST NONFICTION BOOK
-WINNER NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE COMMUNICATION...

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Normandy '44: D-Day and the Retaking of Europe

James Holland · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the West -- the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. The story is a familiar one -- and yet, approaching the 75th...
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Luminous Traitor: The Just and Daring Life of Roger Casement, a Biographical Novel

Martin Duberman · University of California Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Roger Casement was an internationally renowned figure at the beginning of the 20th century, famous for exposing the widespread atrocities against the indigenous people in King Leopold's Congo and his subsequent exposure - for which he was knighted in 1911 - of the brutal conditions...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cuba

DK Travel · DK Eyewitness Travel
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Explore Cuba, the famous Caribbean island, and stop by Old Havana, visit museums, and eat authentic moros y cristianos.From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique...
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Around Caroline

Patricia A. Brhel · Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Caroline is a true community and always has been. In 1795, the first two families came with horses and settled in permanently. The founding mother, Widow Earsley, and her children returned to the cabin that she and her oldest...
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