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The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War

Giles Tremlett · Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Hardcover

The Spanish Civil War was the first armed battle in the fight against fascism, and a rallying cry for a generation. Over 35,000 volunteers from fifty-two countries around the world came to defend democracy against the troops of Franco, Hitler, and Mussolini. Ill-equipped and disorderly,...
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Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980

Rick Perlstein

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The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi

Richard Grant

Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white
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14 Miles: Building the Border Wall

DW Gibson

In August of 2019, Donald Trump finished building his border wall - at least a portion of it. In San Diego, the Army Corps of engineers completed two years of construction on a 14-mile steel beamed barrier that extends eighteen-feet high and cost a staggering $147 million. As one
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From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West

John Sedgwick

It is difficult to imagine now, but for all of its cloudy peaks and gorgeous coastline, the American West might have been barren tundra as far as most Americans knew well into the 19th century. While gauzy advertising promotions of the West as a paradise on earth intrigued citizen
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The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

Craig Whitlock · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous public support. At first, the goals were straightforward and clear: to defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. Yet soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power,...
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Quarantine Life from Cholera to COVID-19: What Pandemics Teach Us About Parenting, Work, Life, and Communities from the 1700s to Today

Kari Nixon · Tiller Press
Format: Hardcover

Throughout history, there have been numerous epidemics that have threatened mankind with destruction. Diseases have the ability to highlight our shared concerns across the ages, affecting every social divide from national boundaries, economic categories, racial divisions, and beyond. Whether...
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