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Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command

Sean Naylor · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile...
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Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943

Nigel Hamilton · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

In the next installment of the "splendid memoir Roosevelt didn't get to write" (New York Times) , Nigel Hamilton tells the astonishing story of FDR's year-long, defining battle with Churchill, as the war raged in Africa and Italy. Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command, long-listed...
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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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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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First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I

Matthew J. Davenport · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

The riveting true story of America's first modern military battle, its first military victory during World War One, and its first steps onto the world stageAt first light on Tuesday, May 28th, 1918, waves of American riflemen from the U.S. Army's 1st Division climbed from their...
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Only in old Kentucky : historic true tales of cultural ingenuity

Marshall Myers · The History Press
Pages: 142
Format: Paperback

"Discover the people, traditions and practices that make Kentucky's history so colorful and varied, from hemp and fescue farming to dueling to salt peter mining in Mammoth Cave"--
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A Bunch of Plumbers

John Newcomb · High Tide Publications
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

The Unsung Heroes of the American Space Program A Bunch of Plumbers is the behind-the-scenes story of how NASA engineers, armed with butcher paper, slide rules, and punch card computers, accomplished two of the most successful missions of the 20th century-the Lunar Orbiter Project that...
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The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

DAVID KING · W W NORTON
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution....
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Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind

Biz Stone · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses the power of creativity and how to harness it, through stories from his remarkable life and career.THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD MEFrom GQ's "Nerd of the Year" to one of Time's most influential people in the world, Biz Stone...
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Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

Max Décharné · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang -- from highwaymen to hip-hop -- is a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch or voyeuristic. Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture,...
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The 10th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War: A History and Roster

Dennis W Belcher · McFarland & Co.
Pages: 225
Format: Book

The 10th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry waged battle for the Union for three years during the Civil War, ranging from its home state to Atlanta. This thorough history is filled with personal accounts, including 25 wartime letters written by the men of the regiment and official records...
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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

FRED KAPLAN · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed biographer, with a thought-provoking exploration of how Abraham Lincoln's and John Quincy Adams' experiences with slavery and race shaped their differing viewpoints, provides both perceptive insights into these two great presidents and a revealing perspective on race...
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Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone

Scott Shane · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Objective Troy tells the gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to the mass murder of his fellow citizens. It follows Barack Obama's campaign against...
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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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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Timothy F. Geithner · Crown Publishers
Pages: 580
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerWashington Post BestsellerLos Angeles Times BestsellerStress Test is the story of Tim Geithner's education in financial crises. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama's secretary of the Treasury, Timothy...
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