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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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Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943

Nigel Hamilton · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

In the next installment of the "splendid memoir Roosevelt didn't get to write" (New York Times) , Nigel Hamilton tells the astonishing story of FDR's year-long, defining battle with Churchill, as the war raged in Africa and Italy. Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command, long-listed...
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The Complete Illustrated History of the Aztec & Maya: The Definitive Chronicle of the Ancient Peoples of Central America & Mexico - Including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec & Zapotec

Charles Phillips · Hermes House
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A comprehensive history of the fascinating empires of Central America with 1000 photographs and illustrations.
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The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found

Bart Van Es · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood...
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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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Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?: The Munk Debates

Alain De Botton · House of Anansi Press
Pages: 111
Format: Print book

Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies,...
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St. Petersburg: Madness, Murder, and Art on the Banks of the Neva

JONATHAN MILES · Pegasus Books
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg -- one of the most magical, menacing, and influential cities in the world. St. Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis, risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva...
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The U.S. Army Cooks' Manual: Rations, Preparation, Recipes, Camp Cooking

NO AUTHOR · Casemate
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An army marches on its stomach - so the classic saying goes. This book brings together excerpts from contemporary manuals for U.S. Army cooks to show how the U.S. Army fed and provisioned its troops in the early 20th century and lift the lid on what daily life must have been like both for those...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

James Lee Mcdonough · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 832
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography of one of America's most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented...
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