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The Fight to Vote

Michael Waldman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

From the president of NYU's Brennan Center for Justice and the author of The Second Amendment, the history of the long struggle to win voting rights for all citizens.In The Second Amendment, Michael Waldman traced the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights to the current...
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A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend

Michael Brandow · Beacon Press
Format: Paperback

A provocative look at the "cult of pedigree" and an entertaining social history of purebred dogs In this illuminating and entertaining social history, social critic Michael Brandow probes the "cult of pedigree" and traces the commercial rise of the purebred dog. Combining...
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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Anand Gopal · Metropolitan Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Library Journal05/01/2014 The war in Afghanistan and the involvement of the United States in it has been the subject of numerous publications in recent years. Much of the narrative of the American government's policy in Afghanistan has been couched in the context of the "War on Terror."...
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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow...
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The Terracotta Warriors: Exploring the Most Intriguing Puzzle in Chinese History

EDWARD BURMAN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what remains hidden, and the fascinating theories that surround its creation.Exciting investigations in northwest China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor,...
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Chester B. Himes: A Biography

Lawrence P Jackson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the groundbreaking African American author who had an extraordinary legacy on black writers globally.In his Chester B. Himes (1909-1984) , Lawrence P. Jackson depicts the improbable life of the controversial writer whose novels confront sexuality, racism, and social...
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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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Miracle at Midway

Gordon W Prange · Open Road Media
Pages: 581
Format: Paperback

"Something special among war histories . . . No other gives both sides of the battle in as detailed and telling a manner." - Chicago Sun-Times Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States....
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50 Guns That Changed the World: Iconic Firearms That Altered the Course of History

Robert A Sadowski · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Discover how fifty great firearms influenced and helped shape our world.World history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms...
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Whistlestop: Reporting the Stories that Make Campaign History

John Dickerson · Twelve
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From Face the Nation moderator and Slate political columnist John Dickerson, WHISTLESTOP tells the stories behind the stories of the most memorable and even forgotten moments in American presidential campaign history.The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential...
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The Pity of War: England and Germany, Bitter Friends, Beloved Foes

Miranda Seymour · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

In 1613, a beautiful Stuart princess married a handsome young German prince. This was a love match, but it was also an alliance that aimed to meld Europes two great Protestant powers. Before Elizabeth and Frederick left London for the court in Heidelberg, they watched a performance of The Winters...
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South Asia in World History

Marc Jason Gilbert · Oxford University Press
Pages: 186
Format: Paperback

Few regions have shaped the world's history as deeply as South Asia. The birthplace of three of the world's major religions-Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism-the Indian subcontinent has made indelible contributions to the world, from foods such as curry and granulated sugar to the performance...
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Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America

Andrew ed Woolford · [s.n.]
Pages: 344
Format: eBook

This important collection of essays expands the geographic, demographic, and analytic scope of the term genocide to encompass the effects of colonialism and settler colonialism in North America. Colonists made multiple and interconnected attempts to destroy Indigenous peoples as groups....
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

DIANE ACKERMAN · W W NORTON
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The movie The Zookeeper's Wife, based on the New York Times bestselling book, opens March 2017.In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabiński (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh) , have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing...
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