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America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History

Margaret E Wagner · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 384
Format: Book

From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance to the conflict's victims, most Americans opposed direct involvement. Their country was immersed in its own internal struggles,...
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Biohistory: Decline and Fall of the West

Jim Penman · Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages: 283
Format: Paperback

Western civilisation is on a path to destruction. In coming decades, economies will shrink, democracy will retreat and nations crumble. The long-term result will be grinding poverty, superstition and disease. This isn't scaremongering it is science. In Biohistory: The Decline and Fall...
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Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor

Robert F. Jefferson · Lyons Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

During the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863, Sgt. William Harvey Carney picked up the fallen flag from his lifeless comrade. He waved the flag for all of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry to see and led the way to the parapet to plant the colors. After Col. Robert Gould Shaw was mortally...
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Crash Course in Family History 5th Edition

Paul Larsen · Brigham Distributing
Pages: 344
Format: Book

Easy step-by-step illustrated guidebook and comprehensive resource directory. Discovering your family roots and story can be a life-changing experience. Learning about your ancestors, and how they met life's challenges, can bring new perspective and understanding to your own life,...
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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

Brian Castner · Doubleday
Pages: 352
Format: Book

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling...
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The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery

Noel Rae · The Overlook Press
Pages: 624
Format: Book

Comprising personal accounts from an intensely consequential chapter in human history, the transatlantic slave trade, The Great Stain takes readers from the depths of suffering to the heights of human dignity. There have been numerous books about the why, when, and where of slavery in America,...
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The Library Book

Susan Orlean · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Susan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved...
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Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime

James B Conroy · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 328
Format: Book

Lincoln's White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865. James Conroy brings to life the people who knew it, from servants to cabinet secretaries. We see the constant...
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Book

The life story of Coretta Scott King -- wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) , and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist -- as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life,...
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Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World

Roger Atwood · St. Martin's Press
Format: Book

Roger Atwood knows more about the market for ancient objects than almost anyone. He knows where priceless antiquities are buried, who is digging them up, and who is fencing and buying them. In this fascinating book, Atwood takes readers on a journey through Iraq, Peru, Hong Kong, and across...
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These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 960
Format: Book

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas -- "these truths," Jefferson called them -- political equality,...
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Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11

Lynn Spencer · Free Press
Pages: 309
Format: Book

On the azure blue morning of 9/11 the skies were pronounced "severe clear," in the parlance of airline pilots; a gorgeous day for flying. Nearly 5,000 flights were cruising the skies over America when FAA Operations Manager Ben Sliney arrived at the Command Center for his first...
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