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Blood and earth : modern slavery, ecocide, and the secret to saving the world

Kevin Bales · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo's Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking - and an inspiring,...
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Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

George C Daughan · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War.No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River,...
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Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

Jack Cheevers · NAL; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2014 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATUREIn 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence...
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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Lisa McGirr · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a "noble experiment" that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this...
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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 531
Format: Hardcover

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Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant's Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay

Joseph Hickman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The revelatory eyewitness account about Guantánamo Bay - detainees murdered, a secret CIA facility for torture, and the US government cover up - by the Staff Sergeant who felt honor-bound to uncover it.Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman was a loyal member of the armed forces and a proud American...
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The Summers-Shain Ancestry of Charles David Summers

Mr. Charles D. Summers · Createspace
Pages: 516
Format: Paperback

This history/genealogy book is the culmination of three decades of research into the Summers and Shain families and those related to them. Roby, Parrent, McDaniels, Harper, Gaddie, Nalley, Nevitt, Cissell, Hammett, Phelon, Deats, Snellen, Pash, Hash, Smith, Jones, Weakley, Broughton, Shehan,...
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Money: The Unauthorized Biography

Felix Martin · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions.What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political,...
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The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

Bill James · Scribner
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families...
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Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground

John D. Williams Jr · Liveright; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In this zany, one-of-a-kind memoir, former executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association John D. Williams Jr. brings to life the obsessions, madness, and glory of the SCRABBLE® culture -- from living-room players to world champions.Beginning his career on a lark as a freelance...
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Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

Timothy Snyder · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 462
Format: Print book

A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first....
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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

BILL O'REILLY · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The Revolutionary War as never told before.The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington,...
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How the Post Office Created America: A History

Winifred Gallagher · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the US Postal Service, the least appreciated and analyzed of America's great institutions, and an examination of how this remarkable organization created America. The post office, Winifred Gallagher argues, has been not just a witness to but a foundational influence...
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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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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