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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

Richard White · Oxford University Press
Pages: 968
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded...
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Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns

Ralph Nader · Seven Stories Press
Pages: 540
Format: Paperback

“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”—The New York Times"Nader is at his polemical best inveighing against specific issues from the skyrocketing costs of college education to the Keystone XL pipeline...
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Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union

Stephen Budiansky · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous "cult of silence" has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese...
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North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State

John Sweeney · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative and, at times, frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society. North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation on earth. Big Brother is always watching: It is Orwell's 1984 made reality. Award-winning...
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The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

Harvey J. Kaye · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis...
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His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute

Maya Angelou · Random House
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

He was a son of Africa who became father to a nation and, for billions of people around the world, a beacon of hope, courage, and perseverance in the face of opposition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the life and remarkable soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa...
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Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse

Robin Hutton · Regnery History
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller!From the racetrack to the battlefielddauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fishe was Reckless, pride of the Marines. A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order...
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Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson

Hugh Howard · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between...
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Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina

Ronnie Greene · Beacon Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A harrowing story of blue on black violence, of black lives that seemingly did not matter.On September 4, 2005, six days after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans, two groups of people intersected on the Danziger Bridge, a low-rising expanse over the Industrial Canal. One was the police...
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Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII

Deborah Cadbury · PublicAffairs; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In 1936, the British monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era - the crisis of abdication and the menace of Nazism. The fate of the country rested in the hands of George V's sorely unequipped sons:* a stammering King George VI, terrified that the world might...
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Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human

George Foy · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose,...
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The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible

David Sehat · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

In The Jefferson Rule, historian David Sehat describes how liberals, conservatives, secessionists, unionists, civil rights leaders, radicals, and libertarians have sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their policies.Beginning with the debate between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton...
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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Ari Berman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.In this...
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Greek Mythology: A Traveler's Guide

David Stuttard · W W Norton, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A hands-on traveler's guide to the enthralling tales of Greek mythology, organized around the cities and landscapes where the events are set The Greek myths have a universal appeal, beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. But many are firmly rooted in specific...
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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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