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American epic : when music gave america her voice.

Elijah Wald · Touchstone
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music - blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American - without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today.

Jack...
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Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood--A History in Thirteen Centuries

Justin Marozzi · Da Capo Press; First Edition ~1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

For much of its extraordinary life, Baghdad, known for centuries as the City of Peace, enjoyed both cultural and commercial preeminence. For five centuries it was the seat of the Abbasid Empire, a marvel of glittering palaces, exquisite parks, magnificent mosques, and Islamic colleges....
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Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940

Lloyd Clark · Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In the spring of 1940, the Germans launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology to achieve in just six weeks what their fathers had failed to achieve in all four years of the First World...
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Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality

Thomas J. Gradel · University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition
Format: eBook

Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace.   In Corrupt Illinois,...
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Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present

Christian W. McMillen · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Tuberculosis is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing nearly two million people every year - more now than at any other time in history. While the developed world has nearly forgotten about TB, it continues to wreak havoc across much of the globe. In this interdisciplinary...
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Divided We Fail: The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation

Sarah Garland · Beacon Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially...
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Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

Lennard J. Davis · Beacon Press (MA)
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA - the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States,...
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Money: The Unauthorized Biography

Felix Martin · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind's greatest inventions.What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political,...
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Murder by Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

Michael Knox Beran · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Arguing that it is "less the quality of the crimes than the attitude of the age which determines the gruesomeness of its murders," Michael Beran brings to life the ghastly ambiance of a vanished epoch, and gives us a terrifying glimpse of the horror beneath the seeming civility...
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The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him

Piers Dudgeon · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships...

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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X Kendi · Nation Books
Pages: 582
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTS

FINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION

THE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 - The Washington Post

A BOSTON GLOBE BEST...
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Versailles and the American Revolution

Vale?rie Bajou-Charpentreau · Gourcuff Gradenigo
Pages: 207
Format: Hardcover

* Published to accompany an outstanding exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, July 5 - October 17, 2016This catalog is a collective work bringing together contributions from French, American, and British specialists in this field, to shed light on the importance of the relationship between...
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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...
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