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The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Neal Bascomb · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 378
Format: Print book

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Perfect Mile, an epic adventure and spy story about the greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II. It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They...
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The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853

Edward Dolnick · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold...
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The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

John Demos · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the 2014 National Book AwardThe astonishing story of a unique missionary project - and the America it embodied - from award-winning historian John Demos. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world,...
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America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Steven Brill · Random House
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAmerica's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing - and failing to change - the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It's a fly-on-the-wall...
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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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Strategic Failure: How President Obama's Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America

Mark Moyar · Threshold Editions
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A distinguished historian with over a decade inside the US Department of Defense shows how the downsizing of our armed forces lowers the nation's defense and puts us at risk.In this stunningly detailed account of US military power in the Obama era, Mark Moyar reveals how Obama's...
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If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

Eric Metaxas · Viking
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin...
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Canada 2014

Wayne C. Thompson · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 30th Edition edition
Format: Print book

This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present. The contents in this volume are organized into sections dealing with Canada’s culture; Geography; people; history (from New France to the constitutional debates in the late 20th century);political system (including...
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The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

Anthony Everitt · Random House
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history's most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens...
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In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America

Pete Hegseth · Threshold Editions
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A vigorous call-to-arms to reignite American citizenship at home and restore American power abroad, using the timeless truths of Teddy Roosevelt's iconic "Man in the Arena" speech, by the Fox News contributor and decorated Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran.Pete Hegseth makes...
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The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran

Andrew Scott Cooper · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administrationIn this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth...
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Silence of war : an old marine in a young marine's war

Terry Mcgowan · Berkley Pub Group
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

With a Foreword by Bill O'Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps.Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty....
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The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Larry J. Sabato · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago—yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato—himself a teenager in the early...
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History and uncertain future of handwriting

Anne Trubek · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

In the digital age of instant communication, handwriting is less necessary than ever before, and indeed fewer and fewer schoolchildren are being taught how to write in cursive. Signatures--far from John Hancock's elegant model--have become scrawls. In her recent and widely discussed and debated...
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