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The West Point History of the Civil War
The West Point History of the Civil War

The United States Military Academy · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of war to West Point cadets.The United States Military Academy at West Point is the gold...
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Stress Test -- Reflections on Financial Crises
Stress Test -- Reflections on Financial Crises

Timothy F Geithner · Crown Publishers
Pages: 580
Format: eBook

From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression.
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Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
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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Rywka's Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto
Rywka's Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto

Rywka Lipszyc · Harper
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The newly discovered diary of a Polish teenager in the Lodz ghetto during World War II - originally published by Jewish Family & Children's Services of San Francisco, now available in a revised, illustrated, and beautifully designed trade edition.After more than seventy years in obscurity,...
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Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World

David Vine · Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Pages: 418
Format: Print book

From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a far-reaching examination of the perils of American military bases overseasAmerican military bases encircle the globe. More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, the U.S. still stations its troops at nearly a thousand locations...
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women
Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight

Margaret Lazarus Dean · Graywolf Press
Format: Print book

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known itIn the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake...
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Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers
Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

Simon Winchester · Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 492
Format: Print book

The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.A colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean--what it has been,...
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Twenty Letters to a Friend: A Memoir
Twenty Letters to a Friend: A Memoir

Svetlana Allilueva · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In this riveting, New York Times-bestselling memoir - first published by Harper in 1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, subject of Rosemary Sullivan's critically acclaimed biography, Stalin's Daughter, describes the surreal experience of growing up in the Kremlin in the shadow of her father,...
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Joe Gould's Teeth
Joe Gould's Teeth

Jill Lepore · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the long-lost, longest book ever written, a century-old manuscript called "The Oral History of Our Time." Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant...
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Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant's Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay
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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Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours
Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours

Pat Neely · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 209
Format: Hardcover

For Pat and Gina Neely the secret to a truly happy home is a lively mix of food and family. In their new book, the best-selling authors draw on their down-home roots and revisit the classic Southern recipes that have been passed down through generations. We're drawn into the kitchens...
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The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945
The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

Max Hastings · Harper
Pages: 610
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II - intelligence - showing how espionage successes...
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The Habsburg Empire: A New History
The Habsburg Empire: A New History

Pieter M Judson · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 548
Format: Print book

In a panoramic and pioneering reappraisal, Pieter Judson shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered so much, for so long, to millions of Central Europeans. Across divides of language, religion, region, and history, ordinary women and men felt a common attachment to "their empire,"...
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The Gene: An Intimate History
The Gene: An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee · Scribner, 2016.
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies - a fascinating history of the gene and "a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick" (Elle) ."Dr. Siddhartha...
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