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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners

Travis Elborough · Aurum Press Ltd
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most...
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America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Steven Brill · Random House
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAmerica's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing - and failing to change - the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It's a fly-on-the-wall...
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The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Paul Taylor · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity,...
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Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

Kristen Green · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In the wake of the Supreme Court's unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision, Virginia's Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community's white leaders quickly established a private...
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The Italian Americans: A History

Maria Laurino · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This gorgeous companion book to the PBS series illuminates an important, overlooked part of American history.In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true...
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Early Families of Frederick County, Maryland, and South Central Pennsylvania

Steve Gilland · Willow Bend Books
Pages: 195
Format: Print book

A collection of family histories relating to early families in this area: Bischoff, Bishop, Blanchan, Burckhardt, Burchert, Carpenter, Cresson, Delaplaine, Delaplane, Demler, Demmler, Deyo, DuBois, Ellrodt, Eyler, Ferree, Glacken, Grater, Harbaugh, Huber, This item is Non-Returnable.
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Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

Alistair Horne · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to reveal the one trait...
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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

Jesmyn Ward · Scribner
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.In light of recent...
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The 60s: The Story of a Decade

Henry Finder · Random House
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The third installment of a fascinating decade-by-decade series, this anthology collects historic New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century - including pieces by James Baldwin, Pauline Kael, Sylvia Plath, Roger Angell, Muriel Spark, and John Updike - alongside...
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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Francis Fukuyama · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern stateWriting in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition.” In The New York...
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Samurai Revolution: The Dawn of Modern Japan Seen Through the Eyes of the Shogun's Last Samurai

Romulus Hillsborough · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 608
Format: Book

"When people wonder who they should have as an ally, they're on the wrong track. What you want is an enemy. You can't get anything done without an enemy. " Katsu Kaishu, "The Shogun's Last Samurai" Japan's dramatic rise from a political backwater to a great...
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Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word

Matthew Battles · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness....
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Twilight of Empire

Allan W Eckert · Jesse Stuart Foundation
Pages: 587
Format: Hardcover

One of the premier chroniclers of our nation's turbulent frontier history, Allan W. Ecker now presents another spellbinding chapter in the conquest of the American wilderness. Here is the powerful, compellingly human story of the white man's struggle to claim the rich land of the Northern...
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The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

Ethan Michaeli · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 633
Format: Print book

"An extraordinary history ... Deeply researched, elegantly written ... a towering achievement that will not be soon forgotten." - Brent Staples, New York Times Book Review Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration,...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

DAVID FISHER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies; The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American historyFrom the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's...
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