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Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

Inara Verzemnieks · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Extraordinarily tender and finely wrought." -- Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel"It's long been assumed of the region where my grandmother was born ... that at some point each year the dead will come home," Inara Verzemnieks writes in this exquisite story...
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Blood Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1462-1485

Hugh Bicheno · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The concluding volume to this rousing two-part history of the Wars of the Roses, England's longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated by a master historian. England, 1462. The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for three years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian King Henry VI languishes...
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Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds

Dale Dougherty · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 250
Format: Print book

Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it's made, where it's made, and who makes it. Free to Make is a call to join...
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Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution

Christopher S Wren · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The story of Ethan Allen and the much-loved Green Mountain Boys of Vermont and their role in the American Revolution - the myth and the reality. A rare look at a corner of the Revolutionary War.In Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom, Wren overturns the myth of Ethan Allen as a legendary hero...
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Avenging the People: Andrew Jackson, the Rule of Law, and the American Nation

J.M. Opal · Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Most Americans know Andrew Jackson as a frontier rebel against political and diplomatic norms, a "populist" champion of ordinary people against the elitist legacy of the Founding Fathers. Many date the onset of American democracy to his 1829 inauguration. Despite his reverence...
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Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World

Maurice Walsh · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 525
Format: Print book

"Sets Ireland's post-1916 history in its global and human context, to brilliant effect." -- Neil Hegarty, Irish Times Books of the Year 2015The Irish Revolution has long been mythologized in American culture but seldom understood. Too often, the story of Irish independence and its grinding...
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Where the Jews aren't : the sad and absurd story of Birobidzhan, Russia's autonomous region

Masha Gessen · Nextbook/Schocken
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The previously untold story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia that reveals the complex, strange, and heart-wrenching truth behind the familiar narrative that begins with pogroms and ends with emigration.In 1929, the Soviet Union declared the area of Birobidzhan a homeland for Jews....
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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Roland Philipps · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The first full biography of one of the twentieth century's most notorious spies.Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era and a key member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring, yet the full extent of this shrewd, secretive man's betrayal has never...
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A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

David Welky · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world's most inhospitable places.In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious...
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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

WILLIAM TAUBMAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 852
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the transformational world leader by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev.When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, the USSR was one of the world's two superpowers. By 1989, his liberal policies of perestroika and glasnost...
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The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History

WILLIAM REMPEL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The rags-to-riches story of one of America's wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian - the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of the leading financiers in American business.Kerkorian...
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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Adam Winkler · Liveright
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

We the Corporations chronicles the revelatory story of one of the most successful, yet least known, "civil rights movements" in American history. In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal...
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Before and After Alexander: The Legend and Legacy of Alexander the Great

Richard A. Billows · The Overlook Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

By the author of Marathon, an enlightening look at the historical context behind Alexander the Great, his accomplishments, and his legacyIn the arc of western history, Ancient Greece is at the apex, owing to its grandeur, its culture, and an intellectual renaissance to rival that of Europe....
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Richard III: England's Most Controversial King

CHRIS SKIDMORE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed historian Chris Skidmore comes the authoritative biography of Richard III, England's most controversial king, a man alternately praised as a saint and cursed as a villain.Richard III is one of English history's best known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized by Shakespeare...
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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

Meredith Wadman · Penguin Publishing Group
Pages: 448
Format: eBook

"This is a story about the war against disease - a war without end - and the development of enormously important vaccines, but in telling that story, in showing how science works, Meredith Wadman reveals much more. I loved this book." - John M. Barry, New York Times bestselling...
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