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A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice

Anthony Summers · HarperLuxe
Pages: 672
Format: Large print book

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor - and clear...
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Who Lost Russia?: How the World Entered a New Cold War

Peter Conradi · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

"Balanced and timely ... a smooth narrative that provides welcome context for Russia's recent revanchist behavior and insight into prospects for ongoing U.S.-Russian relations." -- ★Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Meticulously lays out the record, from Mikhail...
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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

A haunting, luminous reckoning with exile and loss.Raised by her Latvian grandparents in Washington State, Inara Verzemnieks grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs with other children about a land none of them had visited....
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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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American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 681
Format: Print book

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America's founding period.The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous...
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Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century

Tera W Hunter · Belknap Press
Pages: 404
Format: Hardcover

Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union. But marriages between African Americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence. This discriminatory legacy traces back to centuries of slavery, when the overwhelming majority of black...
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An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Peter Fritzsche · Basic Books
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilians made up the vast majority of those killed by war. On Europe's home front, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In An Iron...
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The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution

Bryan Shih · Nation Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, an organization that remains one of the most misunderstood of the twentieth century. But beyond the labels of "extremist" and "violent" that have marked the party, and behind charismatic...
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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal al-Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold....
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The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible

Chanan Tigay · Ecco Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A gripping account of one man's quest to find the oldest Bible in the world and solve the riddle of the brilliant, doomed antiquities dealer accused of forging it. In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira--archaeological treasure hunter, inveterate social climber, and denizen of Jerusalem's...
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The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

Ian Davidson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A vital and illuminating look at this profoundly important (and often perplexing) historical moment, by former Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Ian Davidson. The French Revolution casts a long shadow, one that reaches into our own time and influences our debates on freedom,...
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Gorbachev: His Life and Times

WILLIAM TAUBMAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 928
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 he had transformed Soviet Communism. By 1990 he, more...
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No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands

Judith Matloff · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe - from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia - to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heightsMountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly...
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The History of Human Space Flight

TED SPITZMILLER · UNIV PR OF FLORIDA
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

"A fascinating human saga of dedication, competition, sacrifice, and achievement." - Dave Finley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory "An ambitious and thorough history, extending back to the earliest risk takers and innovators who laid the groundwork for the astronauts...
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