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Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

BRUCE HENDERSON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play...

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Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide

Tony Horwitz · Penguin Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Beloved best-selling author Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation.

On the eve of the Civil War, an up-and-coming newspaper, the New York Times, sent...
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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

ANONYMOUS. · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post * Bustle * Men's Journal * The Chicago Reader * StarTribune * Blavity

"One...

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Mexicans in the Making of America

Neil Foley · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

According to census projections, by 2050 nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Latino, and the overwhelming majority of these will be of Mexican descent. This dramatic demographic shift is reshaping politics, culture, and fundamental ideas about American identity. Neil Foley, a leading...
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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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Among the Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle

Robert Lyman · Da Capo Press
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

"Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet...
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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry

CLARE MULLEY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley's The Women Who Flew for Hitler -- a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.

Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention...

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The Enemies of Rome: The Barbarian Rebellion Against the Roman Empire

Stephen Kershaw PhD · Pegasus Books
Pages: 508
Format: Hardcover

A fresh and vivid narrative history of the Roman Empire from the point of view of the "barbarian" enemies of Rome. History is written by the victors, and Rome had some very eloquent historians. Those the Romans regarded as barbarians left few records of their own, but they had a tremendous...
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The China Mirage: The Hidden History of

James Bradley · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers, Flyboys, and The Imperial Cruise, a spellbinding history of turbulent U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent.In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's...
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Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations

Arnold van de Laar · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Surgeon Arnold van de Laar uses his own experience and expertise to tell this engrossing history of surgery through 28 famous operations - from Louis XIV to JFK, and from Einstein to Houdini.

From the story of the desperate man from seventeenth-century Amsterdam who grimly cut a stone...

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Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait

Bathsheba Demuth · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the dawn of the industrial age.

Whales and walruses, caribou and fox, gold and oil: through the stories of these animals and resources, Bathsheba Demuth reveals how people have...

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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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The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory · Amistad
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

A friend of luminaries...

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John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit

James Traub · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group
Pages: 640
Format: Print book

John Quincy Adams was the last of his kind - a Puritan from the age of the Founders who despised party and compromise, yet dedicated himself to politics and government. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president at a historic turning...
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