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Figuring

Maria Popova · Pantheon
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries--beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine...
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Their Last Full Measure: The Final Days of the Civil War

Joseph Wheelan · Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

Dramatic developments unfolded during the first months of 1865 that brought America's bloody Civil War to a swift climax.As the Confederacy crumbled under the Union army's relentless "hammering," Federal armies marched on the Rebels' remaining bastions in Alabama,...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics' Top Book of 2016Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for NonfictionOne of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head OnNPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016's Great ReadsSan Francisco Chronicle's Best...
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The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide: More than 500 Sites from Gettysburg to Vicksburg

Michael Weeks · The Countryman Press, 2016.
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

The definitive guidebook for Civil War tourists, from the novice historian to the die-hard buff For those who can't resist trying to see it all, this indispensable book contains information on and reviews of almost 450 historical sites across the United States related to the Civil War,...
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1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder

ARTHUR PH D HERMAN · Harper
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

In 1917, Arthur Herman examines one crucial year and the two figures at its center who would set the course of modern world history: Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin. Though they were men of very different backgrounds and experiences, Herman reveals how Wilson and Lenin were very much...
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Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America's Origin

Joseph Kelly · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

For readers of Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower, a groundbreaking history that makes the case for replacing Plymouth Rock with Jamestown as America's founding myth. We all know the great American origin story. It begins with an exodus. Fleeing religious persecution, the hardworking, pious...
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National Geographic The British World: An Illustrated Atlas

Tim Jepson · National Geographic, 2015.
Pages: 352
Format: Map

Spanning wars, religious controversies, revolutions, and more, The British World is a visual jewel illuminating the history of this fascinating land - and an essential reference to be treasured by history lovers young and old. The authoritative content, unearthed across thousands of years,...
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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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Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech

Charles Slack · Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

When the United States government passed the Bill of Rights in 1791, its uncompromising protection of speech and of the press were unlike anything the world had ever seen before. But by 1798, the once-dazzling young republic of the United States was on the verge of collapse partisanship...
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Forget "Having It All": How America Messed Up Motherhood--and How to Fix It

Amy Westervelt · Seal Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A clear-eyed look at the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women (whether they have kids or not) , and how to fix the inequality that exists as a result.After filing a story only two hours after giving birth, and then getting straight back...
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Tong wars : the untold story of vice, money, and murder in new york's chinatown.

Scott D Seligman · Viking
Format:  Print book : English

A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium: the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York's Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s.Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not house-to-house...
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The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents And The Civil War That Divided Them

Chris DeRose · Lyons Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, readers will experience America’s gravest crisis through the eyes of the five former presidents who lived it. Author and historian Chris DeRose chronicles history’s most epic Presidential Royal Rumble, which culminated in a multi-front effort against Lincoln’s...
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Waterloo: A New History

Gordon Corrigan · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In time for the bicentennial in 2015, a veteran historian brings the campaign and battle, its armies and their commanders, to fresh and vivid life in his brilliant new military history of one of the key battles in world history. Wellington remarked that Waterloo was “a damned nice...
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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Deanne Stillman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West - Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull - told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s.It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody - known across the land as Buffalo...
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Hawthorn: The Tree That Has Nourished, Healed, and Inspired Through the Ages

Bill Vaughn · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

One of humankinds oldest companions, the hawthorn tree is bound up in the memories of every recorded age and the plot lines of cultures across the Northern Hemisphere. In Hawthorn, Bill Vaughn examines the little-recognized political, cultural, and natural history of this ancient spiky...
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