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The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional
The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

Agustín Fuentes · Dutton Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Jared Diamond s million-copy-selling classic "Guns, Germs, and Steel, " a bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question:...
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Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

Daniel Schulman · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 424
Format: Print book

Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now.Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family...
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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Mark Kurlansky · Bloomsbury
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings...
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For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

Howard Schultz · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers...
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914

Richard J Evans · Viking
Pages: 928
Format: Print book

From the bestselling author of The Third Reich at War, a masterly account of Europe in the age of its global hegemony; the latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series Richard J. Evans, bestselling historian of Nazi Germany, returns with a monumental new addition to the acclaimed...
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True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy
True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Kati Marton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

This astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carré, is relevant today as a tale of fanaticism and the lengths it takes us to.True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, an American...
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
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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Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War
Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War

Linda Hervieux · Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

The injustices of 1940s Jim Crow America are brought to life in this extraordinary blend of military and social history - a story that pays tribute to the valor of an all-black battalion whose crucial contributions at D-Day have gone unrecognized to this day.In the early hours of June 6, 1944,...
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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

Julian E. Zelizer · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the mediaBetween November 1963, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections,...
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Coventry: November 14, 1940
Coventry: November 14, 1940

Frederick Taylor · Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The German Luftwaffe's air raid on Coventry, England on the night of November 14, 1940 represented a new kind of air warfare. Aimed primarily at obliterating all aspects of city life, it was systematic, thorough, unconnected to any immediate military goal, and indifferent to civilian...
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Millennium: From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years
Millennium: From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years

Ian Mortimer · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

History's greatest tour guide, Ian Mortimer, takes us on an eye-opening and expansive journey through the last millennium of human innovation. In Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey...
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Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America
Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America

Calvin Trillin · Random House
Pages: 275
Format:  Print book : English : First edition

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South....
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Japan and the Shackles of the Past
Japan and the Shackles of the Past

R. Taggart Murphy · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Japan is one of the world's wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its rapid ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one of the most remarkable stories in modern world history. Yet it has not been an easy path; military catastrophe, political atrophy, and economic...
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Jacobites: A New History of the '45 Rebellion
Jacobites: A New History of the '45 Rebellion

Jacqueline Riding · Bloomsbury
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46 is one of the most important turning points in British history--in terms of national crisis every bit the equal of 1066 and 1940. The tale of Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," and his heroic attempt to regain his grandfather's (James...
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