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A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

John Romer · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. Through extensive research over many decades...
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Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope

Jonathan M. Bryant · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A dramatic work of historical detection illuminating one of the most significant -- and long forgotten -- Supreme Court cases in American history.In 1820, a suspicious vessel was spotted lingering off the coast of northern Florida, the Spanish slave ship Antelope. Since the United States...
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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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Love in a Time of Hate: The Story of Magda and Andre Trocme and the Village That Said No to the Nazis

HANNA SCHOTT · Herald Press
Pages: 270
Format: Paperback

Love in a Time of Hate tells the gripping tale of Magda and AndrE TrocmE, the couple that transformed a small town in the mountains of southern France into a place of safety during the Holocaust. At great risk to their own lives, the TrocmEs led efforts in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to hide...
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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 Walter Sickert...
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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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Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit

Dane Huckelbridge · William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

Popular history with a whiskey-soaked edge: Bourbon is Dane Huckelbridge's artful and imaginative biography of our most well-liked, and at times controversial, spirit, that is also a witty and entertaining chronicle of the United States itself.Few commodities figure as prominently or as intimately...
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Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Arthur Herman · Random House
Pages: 937
Format: Print book

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation's great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim - from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill Douglas MacArthur was arguably...
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American Mojo: Lost and Found: Restoring our Middle Class Before the World Blows By

Peter D. Kiernan · Turner
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In American Mojo: Lost and Found, Peter D. Kiernan, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, focuses on America's greatest challenge -- and opportunity -- restoring the middle class to its full promise and potential. Our educated, skilled, and motivated middle class was the cornerstone...
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The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War

Dan Hampton · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold...
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"All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz · Beacon Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native AmericansIn this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing...
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Who Rules the World?

Noam Chomsky · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

The world's leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rightsIn an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues...
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Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong

Paul A Offit · National Geographic
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids...
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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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His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

Joseph Lelyveld · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

From the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, an intimate and hugely insightful account of Roosevelt's final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion. Franklin D. Roosevelt...
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