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The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

Uri Bar-Joseph · Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 372
Format: Print book

A gripping feat of reportage that exposes - for the first time in English - the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East.As the son-in-law of Egyptian...
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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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City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis

Keith Gessen · n + 1
Format: Print book

From its first shock waves in 2008, the Great Recession has been reshaping American cities. Detroit collapsed, and the ongoing national rollback in industry has meant the death of factory towns like Greensboro, North Carolina and Reading, Pennsylvania. But the effects of the crash have...
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The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Worker's Movement

Stanley Aronowitz · Verso
Format: Hardcover

Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he explains...
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The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Adam Tooze · Viking; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York....
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The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

James Grant · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

By the publisher of the prestigious Grants Interest Rate Observer, an account of the deep economic slump of 192021 that proposes, with respect to federal intervention, less is more. This is a free-market rejoinder to the Keynesian stimulus applied by Bush and Obama to the 200709 recession,...
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From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler?s Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation

STEVE ROSS · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair.On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors,...
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon...
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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

Daniel Gordis · Ecco
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

The first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" (The Forward) living and writing in Jerusalem.Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world's...
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Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey

Peter Carlson · PublicAffairs; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help...
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A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life from the Stone Age to the Phone Age

Greg Jenner · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock?Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals...
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Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway

N JACK KLEISS · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

National Bestseller * "An instant classic." - Dallas Morning News * 75 YEARS AGO, ONE DARING AMERICAN PILOT MAY HAVE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY WHEN HE SANK TWO JAPANESE CARRIERS AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAYOn the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway,...
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One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine

Mark Johnson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 246
Format: Paperback

"A riveting scientific detective story" (The Washington Post) by two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who chronicle a young Wisconsin boy with a never-before-seen disease and the doctors who save his life by taking a new step into the future of medicine.In this landmark medical...
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Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii

Susanna Moore · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds...
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