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Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation

Mark F Bielski · Casemate
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

This book describes nine transplanted Poles who participated in the Civil War. They span three generations and are connected by culture, nationality and adherence to their principles and ideals. The common thread that runs through their lives the Polish White Eagle is that they came from...
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Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

Carlos M N Eire · Yale University Press
Pages: 928
Format: Print book

This fast-paced survey of Western civilization's transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted writer, chronicles the two-hundred-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation with particular attention...
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Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

Misha Glenny · Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the author of McMafia and DarkMarket, an unflinching investigation into the tumultuous social, political, and economic landscape of modern-day Brazil.His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced...
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Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

Nicholas Guyatt · Basic Books
Pages: 403
Format: Print book

Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that "all men are created equal"? The usual answer is racism, but the reality is more complex and unsettling. In Bind Us Apart, historian Nicholas Guyatt argues that, from the Revolution...
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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

Bill Lascher · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II - a saga of love, adventure, and danger.On New Year's Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese...
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A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

David Welky · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world's most inhospitable places.In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious...
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To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers

Lauren Araiza · University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In 1966, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an African American civil rights group with Southern roots, joined Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers union on its 250-mile march from Delano to Sacramento, California, to protest the exploitation of agricultural workers....
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The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy

Zachary Roth · Crown
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Control of the country is up for grabs - and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given...
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Empire of cotton : a global history

Sven Beckert · Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Pages: 615
Format: Print book

"The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen...
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Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives

Sunil Khilnani · Farrar
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

An entertaining and provocative account of India's past, written by one of the country's leading thinkersFor all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human...
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