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67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence

Howard B. Means · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Book

At mid-day on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus commons at Kent State University. Just after noon, the Guard moved out. Twenty-five minutes later, Guardsmen launched a 13-second,...
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Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime In Chicago During Prohibition

John J. Binder · Prometheus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Book

Although much has been written about Al Capone, there has not been--until now--a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition. This exhaustively researched book covers the entire period from 1920 to 1933. Author John J. Binder, a recognized authority on the history...
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Bones Of My Grandfather: Reclaiming A Lost Hero of WWII

Clay Bonnyman Evans · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Book

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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Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio

Nikki Marie Taylor · Ohio University Press
Pages: 152
Format: 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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The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

Daniel Stone · Dutton
Pages: 416
Format: Book

The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes--and thousands more--to the American plate In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment....
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Book

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days...
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The Girl On The Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Simon Baatz · Mulholland Books
Pages: 400
Format: Book

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that made the Gilded Age-and of the trial that shocked the world. In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, the pin-up girl and penniless young actress, dined with Stanford White, the legendary architect whose...
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The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining In Hamilton's World

Laura Kumin · Post Hill Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

The Hamilton Cookbook takes you into Hamilton's home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day.What was it like to eat with Alexander Hamilton, the Revolutionary War hero,...
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The Longest Winter: The Battle of The Bulge and The Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon

Alex Kershaw · Da Capo
Pages: 330
Format: Book

From the author of the best-selling The Bedford Boys comes this epic story of courage and survival in World War II.  On a cold morning in December, 1944, deep in the Ardennes forest, a platoon of eighteen men under the command of twenty-year-old lieutenant Lyle Bouck were huddled...
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The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo

Walter Lord · Open Road Media
Pages: 349
Format: Book

The true story of the World War II evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Day of Infamy. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler's blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming...
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On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time

Carl M. Cannon · Twelve
Pages: 448
Format: Book

Forget what you were taught in seventh grade - Carl Cannon's On This Date takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets.  From the arrival of the Mayflower through the 2016 election, On This Date takes readers through five hundred years of American history,...
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore · Sourcebooks
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular...
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The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul

Eleanor Herman · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Hugely entertaining, a work of pop history that traces the use of poison as a political -- and cosmetic -- tool in the royal courts of Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the Kremlin today The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling,...
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