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American Spirit: Profiles in Resilience, Courage, and Faith

Taya Kyle - William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The "American Sniper" legacy continues: Taya Kyle celebrates the American Spirit in her inspiring new book

Life leads us through difficult terrain. But what happens if you use challenge as an opportunity to discover your PURPOSE? These Americans did and are changing the world....

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The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

Timothy Egan - Mariner Books
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

"An old-fashioned tale of tall talk, high ideals,and irresistible appeal . . . You will not read a historical thriller like this all year . . . [Egan] is a master storyteller." - Boston Globe "Egan has a gift for sweeping narrative . . . and he has a journalist's eye for the telltale...
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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Douglas Brinkley - Harper
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon.

"We choose...

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No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History

Gail Collins - Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist.

"You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship...
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The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

Margaret O'Mara - Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in America

Long before Margaret O'Mara became one of our most consequential historians of the American-led digital revolution, she worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore...
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America Is Immigrants

Sara Novic - Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeously illustrated collection featuring inspiring immigrants from every country in the world, celebrating the incredible range of what it means to be an American

This dazzling volume brings American immigrant stories to life in short biographies written by award-winning writer...
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The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth

Josh Levin - Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"THE QUEEN is an invaluable work of nonfiction." -- David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Slate editor Josh Levin's masterful account of the life and crimes of America's original "welfare queen"
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The Tattoo Dictionary

Trent Aitken-Smith - Mitchell Beazley
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication...
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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Deanne Stillman - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West - Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull - told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s.

It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody - known across the land as Buffalo...
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The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

Peter Manseau - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A story of faith and fraud in post-Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead

In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer,"...
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American Warsaw: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Polish Chicago

Dominic A. Pacyga - University of Chicago Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Every May, a sea of 250,000 people decked out in red and white head to Chicago's Loop to celebrate the Polish Constitution Day Parade. In the city, you can tune in to not one but four different Polish-language radio stations or jam out to the Polkaholics. You can have lunch at pierogi...
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2018: The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

CHASE. - Bernan Press
Pages: 752
Format: Paperback

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!

The world's datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957, Chase's observes its 60th anniversary with the 2018 edition!...
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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Kevin M. Kruse - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.

If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama's presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s...

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Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago

William Elliott Hazelgrove - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

Gangsters and Nymphs: The Fight for Chicago and the 1933 World's Fair is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest Gangsters and Nymphs: The Fight for Chicago and the 1933 World's Fair is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago...
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Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

James Wright - St Martin'S Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does...

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A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump

Lonnie G. Bunch III - Smithsonian Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read.

In...
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Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death"

David G. Marwell - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

A gripping account of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate.Perhaps the most notorious war criminal of all time, Josef Mengele was the embodiment of bloodless efficiency and passionate devotion to a grotesque worldview. Aided...
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The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them

Stephen M. Silverman - Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The electrifying, never-before-told history of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, populated by the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who built them, and the regular folks who sought their magical, albeit temporary, charms.
Step right up! The Amusement...
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Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

Michael Farquhar - National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic and author Michael Farquhar uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery...
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The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age

Steve Olson - W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling narrative of scientific triumph, decades of secrecy, and the unimaginable destruction wrought by the creation of the atomic bomb.It began with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured in quantity by humans. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom,...
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A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II

Simon Parkin - Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The triumphant true story of the young women who helped to devise the winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.
By 1941, Winston Churchill had come to believe that the outcome of World War II rested on the battle for the Atlantic....
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Clara's War

Clara Kramer - Ecco
Format: Book

A superlative memoir of survival.Few wartime memoirs convey with such harrowing immediacy the evil of the Nazi genocide.—Daily Telegraph London One Girls Story of Survival, Claras War is based on Clara Kramers diary of her years spent hiding in an underground bunker with seventeen other...
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The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther

Jeffrey Haas - Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

It’s around 7:00 A.M. on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, “He’s...
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America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History

Margaret E Wagner - Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history. It's an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told." --David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEAR

From August 1914...

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. - CROWN PUB INC
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

We live, according to Eddie S. Glaude Jr., in a moment when the struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by the election of Donald Trump, a president whose victory represents yet another failure of America to face the lies it tells itself...
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Great Plains Geology

R.F. Diffendal Jr. - Bison Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Great Plains Geology concisely guides readers through the geological development of the Great Plains region. It describes the distinct features of fifty-seven geologic sites, including fascinating places such as Raton Pass in Colorado and New Mexico, the Missouri Breaks of Montana, and the Ashfall...
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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

REBECCA TRAISTER - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies - whom Anne Lamott called "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" - comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability...
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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

David McCullough - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story - the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based...
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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

A J BAIME - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust...
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A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Andrew Chaikin - Penguin Books; Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon....
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Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past

Sarah Parcak - Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic Fellow and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak welcomes you to the brave new world of "space archaeology," a growing field of exploration that has brought humanity to a tipping point of mass discovery in the ancient world

Dr. Sarah Parcak pioneers the young...

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Presidents of War

MICHAEL BESCHLOSS - Crown
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives

Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took...
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Smithsonian: Battles That Changed History

DK. - DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This illustrated guide to history's most famous battles explores military history from ancient battles to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond.

Featuring stunning illustrations and in-depth analysis, this military history book uses maps, paintings,...
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A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid

John Romer - Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one history's greatest stories; how,...
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The First Railroads: Atlas of Early Railroads

Derek Hayes - Firefly Books
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A highly illustrated volume tracing the emergence of modern railways.

Praise for the author's previous title, America Discovered:
"Hayes offers more than just the state's emergent political boundaries and geological elevations. He presents a fascinating, map-based...

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory - Amistad
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

A friend of luminaries...

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Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival

Clara Kramer - Ecco
Pages: 339
Format: Paperback

"A superlative memoir of survival ... .Few wartime memoirs convey with such harrowing immediacy the evil of the Nazi genocide." - Daily Telegraph (London) "One Girl's Story of Survival," Clara's War is based on Clara Kramer's diary of her years spent hiding...
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Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

Piu Marie Eatwell - Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.

Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly...

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The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History

Stephan Talty - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America - and the brilliant Italian-born detective who gave his life to stop it
*Film rights optioned by Paramount Studios, starring Leonardo DiCaprio*

Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled...
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The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

Dan Carlin - Harper
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The creator of the wildly popular award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks at some of the apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future.

Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying...

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris

Thomas Sancton - Dutton
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Was the world's wealthiest woman - Liliane Bettencourt - heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oréal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause célèbre that...
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The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919

James Carl Nelson - William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary lost story of America's invasion of Russia 100 years ago

*** In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. We have forgotten. Russia has not. ***

"INCREDIBLE." - John U. Bacon * "AN...

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Rivals unto Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Rick Beyer - Hachette Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

From the bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series, the epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry.The day was hot and sticky. The man in the rowboat was an impetuous hothead. His row across...
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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...

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Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story

ANGELA SAINI - Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient. No less...
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Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of WWII

CLAY BONNYMAN EVANS CLAY BONNYMAN EVANS - Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal, bloody...
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Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

Claire Lisa Evans - Portfolio
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now.

Women...
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The Great Rescue: American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and Saving Europe During WWI

PETER HERNON - Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of America's entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe - a unique war history that offers a fresh, compelling look at this epic time.

When war broke...

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Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Christopher Leonard - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard's Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world...
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Driven toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio

Nikki Marie Taylor - Ohio University Press
Pages: 152
Format: Print book

The story of Margaret Garner - the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery - has inspired Toni Morrison's Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Garner's...
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West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express

JIM DEFELICE - William Morrow
Pages: 357
Format: Hardcover

"A GROUNDBREAKING WORK," hails True West: The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper brings the Pony Express to life in this rich and rollicking new history

"One can hear horse hooves pounding across the prairie and sense the fear and courage...

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W Loewen - The New Press
Pages: 446
Format: Paperback

"Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself." - Howard ZinnA new edition of the national bestseller and American Book...
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Dr. Benjamin Rush: The Founding Father Who Healed a Wounded Nation

Harlow G Unger - Da Capo Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A revealing biography of Dr. Benjamin Rush--fiery signer of the Declaration of Independence, prominent physician, ardent politician, zealous social reformer, passionate humanitarian, and dedicated educatorDr. Benjamin Rush was the Founding Father of an America that other Founding Fathers...
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The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery

Noel Rae - The Overlook Press
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

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...

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Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

Christopher Knowlton - Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention...
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Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

Stephen Kinzer - Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of All the Shah's Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA's secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and '60s.

The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA's master magician and gentlehearted...

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Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art

Michael Findlay - Prestel
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

In this highly engaging and empowering book, Michael Findlay, an internationally respected art dealer, urges museum goers to unplug from the audio tour, ignore those information labels, and really see art with all of their senses. When it comes to viewing art, living in the information...
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How Technology Works

DK - DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.

How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple...
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Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

Aaron Lansky - Algonquin Books; 3rd Edition edition
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

The great Yiddish scholar Max Weinreich was delivering a lecture in Finland when the Nazis invaded his native Poland. The lecture saved his life. He made his way to New York, where he opened his doors to new students. Many thought his work was hopeless—especialy since half of the world's...
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Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II

Adam Makos - Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner's journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel - and forge an enduring bond with his enemy.

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Dadland

Keggie Carew - Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs...
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Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change

Beth Comstock - Currency
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From one of today's foremost innovation leaders, an inspiring and practical guide to mastering change in the face of uncertainty.

The world will never be slower than it is right now, says Beth Comstock, the former Vice Chair and head of marketing and innovation at GE. But confronting...
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Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine

Lawrence Goldstone - Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The controversial history of the attack submarine -- and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland -- that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare.

From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world...
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Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime

James B Conroy - Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 328
Format: Print 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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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

Barry Strauss - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.

Barry Strauss's Ten Caesars is the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention,...
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Scientists Who Changed History

- DK
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential scientists with this innovative and boldly graphic biography-led book.

The second title in DK's new illustrated biography series, Scientists Who Changed History profiles trailblazing...
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Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion

Tanisha C. Ford - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From sneakers to leather jackets, a bold, witty, and deeply personal dive into Black America's closet

In this highly engaging book, fashionista and pop culture expert Tanisha C. Ford investigates Afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the sixties, hip hop's baggy jeans...

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Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval

HEINZ SCHILLING - OXFORD University Press
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

No other German has shaped the history of early-modern Europe more than Martin Luther.In this comprehensive and balanced biography we see Luther as a rebel, but not as a lone hero; as a soldier in a mighty struggle for the universal reform of Christianity and its role in the world. The foundation...
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Seeking Chicago: The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City-One Building at a Time

Tom Miller - Universe
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Richly detailed and full of engaging stories, this charming guide traces the history of Chicago's unparalleled architecture.Meticulously researched, engagingly presented, and richly detailed, Seeking Chicago is truly a must-read for anyone interested in the story of the Windy City and how it got that...
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Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Gretchen Sorin - Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life -- the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie.The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line....
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Illinois: A History in Pictures

Gerald A. Danzer - University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

 Offering a rich and expansive history that extends far beyond the familiar anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln and the Great Chicago Fire, Illinois: A History in Pictures gathers drawings, engravings, photographs, maps, and other illustrations to inspire imaginations young and old to envision...
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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT - Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

Timothy C. Winegard - Dutton
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

**The instant New York Times bestseller.**
*An international bestseller.*

"Hugely impressive, a major work." - NPR

A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing...
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Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission

Stephen Puleo - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America's tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world

More than 5,000 ships left Ireland during the great potato famine in the late 1840s,...

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Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago's South Side

Lee Bey - Northwestern University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago's South Side is the first book devoted to the South Side's rich and unfairly ignored architectural heritage. With lively, insightful text and gallery-quality color photographs by noted Chicago architecture expert Lee Bey,...
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Forgotten Women: The Leaders

Zing Tsjeng - Cassell
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover


Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists...
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Never Lost Again: The Google Mapping Revolution That Sparked New Industries and Augmented Our Reality

BILL KILDAY - HarperBusiness
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys - the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that built it and changed how we navigate the world

Never Lost Again chronicles...

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Two Flags over Iwo Jima: Solving the Mystery of the U.S. Marine Corps' Proudest Moment

ERIC HAMMEL - Casemate
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

The saga of the flags on Iwo Jima has fascinated America for decades. Hammel himself grew up in the company of WWII veterans and has always been intrigued by 'The Photo' of the flag, which became a powerful symbol of patriotism and national pride. But the story of how the flag got there,...
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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates Jr. - Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.

The abolition...
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U.S. Constitution For Dummies

Arnheim - For Dummies
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

Your complete guide to understanding the U.S. Constitution.

Want to make sense of the U.S. Constitution? This new edition walks you through this revered document, explaining how the articles and amendments came to be and how they have guided legislators, judges, and presidents...

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The Unknowns

PATRICK O'DONNELL - Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives...
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COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One

Debora MacKenzie - Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens againOver the last 30 years of epidemics and pandemics, we learned every lesson needed to stop this coronavirus...
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The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

Howard Markel - Pantheon
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From the much admired medical historian, author of An Anatomy of Addiction, the story of the two Kellogg brothers: one who became America's most beloved physician between the mid-nineteenth century and World War II, a best-selling author, lecturer and health magazine publisher who was read...
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The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation

Daina Ramey Berry - Beacon Press
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America

In life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market. The Price...
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Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music

Daniel Bukszpan - Imagine
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Giftable 50th anniversary commemorative with never-before-seen images and original interviews. Hear from performers and attendees in their own voices! Featuring Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead, as well as unsung audience members and folks behind the scenes. This compendium...
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Warriors, Witches, Women: Celebrating Mythology's Fiercest Females

Hodges, Kate - WHITE LION PUB

WARRIORS, WITCHES, WOMEN is a guide to awe-inspiring mythic female creatures worldwide; from feminist fairies to bloodsucking, seductive succubae, half-human half-bird harpies created from the wind, or protective and seductive voodoo goddesses who still impact on African-American cultural...
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Women of the Blue and Gray: True Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War

Marianne Monson - Shadow Mountain
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women.

North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters,...
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Unlocking the Past: How Archaeologists Are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA

Martin Jones - Arcade Pub
Pages: 348
Format: Book

In Unlocking the Past, Martin Jones, a leading expert at the forefront of bioarchaeology - the discipline that gave Michael Crichton the premise for Jurassic Park - explains how this pioneering science is rewriting human history and unlocking stories of the past that could never have been...
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Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

Candacy Taylor - Abrams Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and di cult for African-Americans...
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True South: Henry Hampton and "Eyes on the Prize," the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement

Jon Else - Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"[TRUE SOUTH] does several things at once. On one level, it's a biography . . . On another, it's a lucid recap of many of the signal events of the civil rights movement . . . A warm and intelligent book." - The New York Times

"No one is better suited to write...
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The Handy Diabetes Answer Book

Patricia L Barnes-Svarney - Visible Ink Press
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly-diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. The CDC estimates 9.3% of the population in the U.S. and Canada have diabetes, with millions more with prediabetes. From...
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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

Madeleine Albright - Harper
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants - reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring...
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We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

Nick Brokhausen - Casemate
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

This riveting memoir details the actions and experiences of a small group of Americans and their allies who were the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit...
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Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War

S. C. Gwynne - Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling, celebrated, and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes the spellbinding, epic account of the dramatic conclusion of the Civil War.

The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of that...
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American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

Kate Winkler Dawson - G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.

Berkeley, California, 1933....
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Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

James W. Loewen - The New Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called "jim-dandy pop history," by the bestselling, American Book Award-winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." - Mitch Landrieu, former...
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The Russian Revolution: A New History

Sean McMeekin - Basic Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation:...
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Timelines of History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events That Shaped the World, 2nd Edition

DK. - DK
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

Beginning with the emergence of our earliest African ancestors and taking readers through the history of cultures and nations around the world to arrive at the present day, Timelines of History caters to readers who want a broad overview, a good story to read, or the nitty-gritty...
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The White Darkness

DAVID GRANN - Doubleday
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

By the New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces...
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Tortured Cardboard: How Great Board Games Arise from Chaos, Survive by Chance, Impart Wisdom, and Gain Immortality

Philip E. Orbanes - Permuted Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Be enlightened and entertained. Be prepared for irreverence. Come on this journey through time and witness how these games came to be, why they flourish, and what you can gain by applying their "secrets."

The term "tortured cardboard" sums up what happens to cardboard...
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First: Sandra Day O'Connor

Evan Thomas - Random House
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O'Connor's archives - by the New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas.

"She's...
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Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation

Jon Meacham - Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of America and the music that inspired people and illuminated eras, from the Revolutionary War to the present, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and Grammy winner Tim McGraw.

From "The Star Spangled Banner" to "Born in the U.S.A.," Jon Meacham...
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Washington's End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle

Jonathan Horn - Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Popular historian and former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn tells the astonishing true story of George Washington's forgotten last years - the personalities, plotting, and private torment that unraveled America's first post-presidency.Washington's End begins where most...
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Opinions Throughout History: Immigration: 0

Micah L Issitt - Grey House Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

This new series from Grey House offers in-depth, single volumes that follow the debate, or path, to a decision on a controversial topic as it evolved throughout history. Each volume offers a wide range of opinion essays and editorials, speeches, and journal articles and expert analysis.
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Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago

Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi - Chicago Review Press
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to scrape together a living on her primitive family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced...
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