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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Print book

By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson, the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre - the largest murder-suicide in American history.In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached...
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US Infantryman vs German Infantryman: European Theater of Operations 1944

Steven Zaloga · Osprey Publishing
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

The Allied airborne and amphibious landings in Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944, opened up the long-awaited Second Front against Nazi Germany, but after overcoming the German coastal defenses at Utah and "Bloody Omaha," the US Army found itself having to contest every hedgerow...
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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

Rebecca Traister · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 339
Format: Print book

"Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a 'dramatic reversal.' [This book presents a] portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Hasia R. Diner · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Between the late 1700s and the 1920s, nearly one-third of the worlds Jews emigrated to new lands. Crossing borders and often oceans, they followed paths paved by intrepid peddlers who preceded them. This book is the first to tell the remarkable story of the Jewish men who put packs on their...
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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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Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Kari Herbert · Chronicle
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks,...
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The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Genevieve Von Petzinger · Atria Books
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

"If you love mysteries, you'll love this book. Genevieve von Petzinger acts as guide and sleuth in this fascinating, accessible, and fast-paced exploration of Ice Age artists and the evocative cave paintings they left behind" (Virginia Morell, author of Animal Wise and Ancestral...
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The Book of Lost Recipes: The Best Signature Dishes From Historic Restaurants Rediscovered

Jaya Saxena · Page Street Pub Co
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Jaya Saxena takes readers on a tour around the country, into some of the once most popular restaurants in America to discuss the history and how-to's of their most infamous dishes. It is sort of vintage meets foodie. In their heyday, the legendary restaurants profiled by The Book of Lost...
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Dressing the Decades: Twentieth-Century Vintage Style

Emmanuelle Dirix · Yale University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

An authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the 20th century, Dressing the Decades examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments. Each sumptuously illustrated chapter features a detailed overview of a particular decade, including the historical events,...
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The Housekeeper's Tale: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

Tessa Boase · Aurum Press Ltd; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Working as a housekeeper was one of the most prestigious jobs a nineteenth and early twentieth century woman could want - and also one of the toughest. A far cry from the Downton Abbey fiction, the real life Mrs. Hughes was up against capricious mistresses, low pay, no job security and grueling...
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Coventry: November 14, 1940

Frederick Taylor · Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The German Luftwaffe's air raid on Coventry, England on the night of November 14, 1940 represented a new kind of air warfare. Aimed primarily at obliterating all aspects of city life, it was systematic, thorough, unconnected to any immediate military goal, and indifferent to civilian...
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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In 2014, protesters ringed the White House, chanting, "How many black kids will you kill? Michael Brown, Emmett Till!" Why did demonstrators invoke the name of a black boy murdered six decades before?In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from...
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Johnson's Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers

Roger Pickenpaugh · The Kent State University Press, 2016.
Pages: 136
Format: Print book

In 1861, Lt. Col. William Hoffman was appointed to the post of commissary general of prisoners and urged to find a suitable site for the construction of what was expected to be the Union's sole military prison. After inspecting four islands in Lake Erie, Hoffman came upon one in Sandusky...
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