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An Illustrated History of the Civil War

The Editors of Time-Life · Time Life Education
Pages: 454
Format: Hardcover

Culled from the finest archival collections, this extraordinary assembly of photographs, maps, cartoons, sketches, and paintings vividly illustrates the everyday lives of soldiers during the Civil War - from harsh realities to baseball tournaments between regiments. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY...
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After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace

A. J. Langguth · Simon & Schuster; First Edition / First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812. After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South for a century.With Lincoln's assassination, his "team of rivals,"...
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God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism

Jonathan Kirsch · Viking Adult
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Examining the roots of religious extremism, the author of The Woman Who Laughed at God describes the struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world, revealing the dark side of monotheism--holy war, inquistions, crusades, and martyrdom--and the brighter side of polytheism,...
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Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Sally Bedell Smith · Random House
Pages: 596
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The life and loves of Prince Charles are illuminated in a major new biography from the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen - perfect for fans of The Crown. Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look...
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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

David Oshinsky · Doubleday
Pages: 387
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled...
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No Man's River

Farley Mowat · Da Capo Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

With No Man's River, Farley Mowat has penned his best Arctic tale in years. This book chronicles his life among Metis trappers and native people as they struggle to eke out a living in a brutal environment. In the spring of 1947, putting the death and devastation of WWII behind him,...
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The Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure

Henry Petroski · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as "structurally...
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Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley: A Guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell, Cole, and Fort Ancient People

Susan L Woodward · McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Mounds and earthworks are the most conspicuous elements of prehistoric Native American culture to be found on the landscape of eastern North America. This book identifies and describes 70 extant, publicly accessible sites in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, where mounds were...
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The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

Bill James · Scribner
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families...
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Ghost Ship: The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew

Brian Hicks · Ballantine Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo - and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost...
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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War

James Kitfield · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts in our nation's history were supposed to end. Yet we remain at war against expanding terrorist movements, and our security forces have had to continually adapt to a nihilistic foe that operates in the shadows.The...
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Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West: 1846--1890

Larry McMurtry · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

In Oh What a Slaughter, Larry McMurtry has written a unique, brilliant, and searing history of the bloody massacres that marked -- and marred -- the settling of the American West in the nineteenth century, and which still provoke immense controversy today. Here are the true stories of the West's...
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 86
Format: Print book

Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.Instant New York Times Bestseller"One of the year's most entrancing books about science." - The Wall Street Journal"Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics." - The New York...
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Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

Bryan Burrough
Format: Paperback

Coming in Summer 2009, the major motion picture from Universal Studios "ludicrously entertaining" (Time), Public Enemies is the story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI, and an assortment of criminals...
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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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American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

Michael W. Kauffman · Random House
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

It is a tale as familiar as our history primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre, escaped on foot, and eluded capture for twelve days until he met his fiery end in a Virginia tobacco barn. In the national hysteria that followed, eight others...
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

ELIZABETH NORTON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era? The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also...
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Whistlestop: Reporting the Stories that Make Campaign History

John Dickerson · Twelve
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From Face the Nation moderator and Slate political columnist John Dickerson, WHISTLESTOP tells the stories behind the stories of the most memorable and even forgotten moments in American presidential campaign history.The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential...
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The Digital Decade: The 90's the Age of Freedom (Our American Century)

Time-Life Books. · Time Life Education
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Newsmakers, world headlines, memorable people and events of the 1990s. From sheep cloning in Scotland to the death of Princess Diana, The Age of Freedom focuses on the decade's most notable national and world events, sports memories, entertainment, political and social topics, and the explosive...
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Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center

Dennis Smith · Viking Adult
Pages: 366
Format: Hardcover

In a moving tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, a former firefighter and best-selling author of Report from Engine Co. 82 provides an eyewitness record of events on the front lines of Ground Zero and the extraordinary efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical teams...
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Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Suzy Hansen · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Suzy Hansen left her country and moved to Istanbul and discovered AmericaIn the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile New York...
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Rosa Parks

Douglas Brinkley
Format: Hardcover

Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail and triggered a bus boyc
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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis

Jimmy Carter · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Book

In OUR ENDANGERED VALUES, Jimmy Carter describes quite personally his own involvement and reactions to some disturbing societal trends that have taken place during the past few years. These changes involve both the religious and the political worlds as they have increasingly become intertwined,...
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Communism: A History

Richard Pipes · A Modern Library Chronicles Book
Pages: 175
Format: Hardcover

From one of our greatest historians, a magnificent reckoning with the modern world's most fateful idea.With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable...
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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris

Thomas Sancton · Dutton
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Was the world's wealthiest woman - Liliane Bettencourt - heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oréal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause célèbre that...
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Route 66: Ghost Towns and Roadside Relics

Bruce Wexler · Chartwell Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Originally paved in the 1920s, Route 66 has been a staple of the American Road Trip through the Great Depression and was a major method of the bootlegging operation. Spanning a total of 8 states and stretching from Chicago all the way to the Pacific Ocean, Route 66 was appropriately named...
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IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation

Edwin Black · Crown Publishers
Pages: 519
Format: Print book

IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany -- beginning in 1933 in the first weeks that Hitler came to power and continuing well into World War II. As the Third Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries...
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The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Randall Fuller · Viking
Pages: 294
Format: Print book

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race"A lively and informative history." - The New York Times Book ReviewThroughout its history America has been torn in two by debates...
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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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Battling Demon Rum: The Struggle for a Dry America, 1800-1933 (American Ways Series)

Thomas R. Pegram · Ivan R. Dee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

From roughly 1800 to the repeal of national prohibition in 1933, temperance reform was a powerful and revealing American social movement. Alcoholic drink had been a fixture of daily life from colonial times, and to many Americans the saloon became a symbol of freedom and egalitarianism—a...
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The Secret History of the CIA

Joseph J. Trento · Prima Lifestyles; 1 edition
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The CIA was founded on the best of intentions—to battle the Soviet Empire during the Cold War. For over 50 years, hundreds of men and women in America's foremost intelligence agency have engaged nobly in espionage that was both risky and mysterious, in the name of national security....
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook

Carolyn V Platt · Kent State University
Pages: 60
Format: Paperback

Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is part of a national movement to establish parks that are readily accessible to city-dwellers. After a vigorous grassroots campaign, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area was signed into being by President Gerald Ford in December 1974 and in 2000...
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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

Tim Judah · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine. Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation...
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Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East

Michael Roaf · Facts on File
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

An exploration into the geography, history, archaeology and anthropology of the Near East from pre-history to 330 BC. Coverage includes early farming, the move towards civilization, the urban explosion, warring states, trade, international empires and conquerors from East and West.
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century...
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Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

Amy Shira Teitel · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. America's space agency drew together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. At the end of World War II, Wernher...
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Navajo Weapon: The Navajo Code Talkers

Sally McClain
Format: Book

Read the True Story that inspired Windtalkers, a major summer 2002 release that honors the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, directed by John Woo (Mission Impossible II) and starring Nicholas Cage and Adam Beach. Based on first-person accounts and Marine Corps documents, th
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Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust: A New History in the Words of the Men and Women Who Survived

Lyn Smith · Carroll & Graf
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A landmark achievement in Holocaust scholarship, Remembering Voices of the Holocaust is culled from hours of first person accounts from survivors recorded for inclusion in the sound archives of both the Imperial War Museum in London, and the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. In their...
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The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (Pivotal Moments in American History)

Colin G. Calloway · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In this superb volume in Oxford's acclaimed Pivotal Moments series, Colin Calloway reveals how the Treaty of Paris of 1763 had a profound effect on American history, setting in motion a cascade of unexpected consequences, as Indians and Europeans, settlers and frontiersmen, all struggled...
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How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

Ruth Goodman · Liveright; 1 edition
Format: Print book

A revelatory Wall Street Journal romp through the intimate details of Victorian life, by an historian who has cheerfully endured them all. Lauded by critics, How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual for the insatiably curious, the the cheapest time-travel machine youll find NPR. Readers...
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Dee Brown · Henry Holt and Co.; Anv edition
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Now a special 30th-anniversary edition in both hardcover and paperback, the classic bestselling history The New York Times called "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking...Impossible to put down"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented...
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American Mojo: Lost and Found: Restoring our Middle Class Before the World Blows By

Peter D. Kiernan · Turner
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In American Mojo: Lost and Found, Peter D. Kiernan, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, focuses on America's greatest challenge -- and opportunity -- restoring the middle class to its full promise and potential. Our educated, skilled, and motivated middle class was the cornerstone...
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: A World without World War I

Richard Ned Lebow · Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

The "Great War" claimed nearly 40 million lives and set the stage for World War II, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. One hundred years later, historians are beginning to recognize how unnecessary it was. In Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!, acclaimed political psychologist...
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Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World

Laura Spinney · PublicAffairs
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century.The Spanish flu of 1918-1920...
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international...
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National Geographic Visual History of the World

Douglas Brinkley · National Geographic
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

The world history book to define all others, National Geographic Visual History of the World is a classic in the making. No other volume offers such a comprehensive and richly illustrated chronicle of world events, from the construction of the Pyramids to the overthrow of the Taliban. Readers...
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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Bret Baier · William Morrow
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

"THE BEST BOOK ON EISENHOWER TO APPEAR IN A VERY LONG TIME"*: BRET BAIER'S "RIVETING ACCOUNT"† OF IKE'S FINAL MISSION IS "A LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT"‡ THAT IS "DESTINED TO TAKE ITS PLACE AS ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY"§January...
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The Gladiators: History's Most Deadly Sport

Fik Meijer · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Superfit, muscled, and macho, gladiators were hero-worshipped for their skills and courage as they fought to the death, yet despised for their humble status. For over six cruel centuries, tens of thousands died in the blood soaked arenas of Rome and its colonies, watched by enthralled crowds...
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The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Alia Malek · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people...
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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese...
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The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

Janine di Giovanni · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 224
Format: Book

Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic. Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for the war in Iraq, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience...
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Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Conquest That Opened the West

WILLIAM HOGELAND · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The forgotten story of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Indian warIn 1783, with the signing of the Peace of Paris, the American Revolution was complete. And yet even as the newly independent United States secured peace with Great Britain, it found itself losing an escalating...
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Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce

Stanley Weintraub · Plume
Pages: 214
Format: Paperback

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Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Marjorie J Spruill · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies.Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference in 1977...
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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

Christopher de Bellaigue · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world. With majestic prose, Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth...
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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Denise Kiernan · Touchstone
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller "A soaring and gorgeous American story" (Karen Abbott) from the author of the New York Times bestselling The Girls of Atomic City. The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore - the largest, grandest residence ever...
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Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas

Joyce King · Pantheon Books
Pages: 240
Format: Book

On June 7, 1998, James Byrd, Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was dragged to his death while chained to the back of a pickup truck driven by three young white men. It happened just outside of Jasper, a sleepy East Texas logging town that, within twenty-four hours of the discovery of the murder,...
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Great Projects : The Epic Story of the Building of America, from the Taming of the Mississippi to the Invention of the Internet

James Tobin · Free Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Since the earliest days of the republic, great engineering projects have shaped American landscapes and expressed American dreams. The ambition to build lies as close to the nation's heart as the belief in liberty. We live in a built civilization, connected one to another in an enormous...
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Slavery: Opposing Viewpoints (American History)

William Dudley · Greenhaven Pr
Pages: 310
Format: Library Binding

Grade 9 Up-- These three titles present arguments from both sides of historical issues and events that have helped shape our nation. Readers are provided with background on the subjects in the introductions. Chapter prefaces and sidebars provide further information. Excerpts from speeches,...
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Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

James Wright · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse...
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Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34

Bryan Burrough · Penguin Press
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed Vanity Fair contributor Bryan Burrough brings to life the most spectacular crime wave in American history: the two-year battle between J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. In 1933, police jurisdictions...
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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

Not since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down has Mark Bowden written a book about a battle. His most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. By January 1968, despite an influx of half...
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Encyclopedia of the Holocaust

Shmuel Spector · Lambda Publishers, Inc.; illustrated edition edition
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

The teaching of the history of the Holocaust is mandatory in many states in the U.S. as part of the secondary school curriculum. ''Encyclopedia of the Holocaust'' is a comprehensive, authoritative one-volume resource that provides reliable, non-sensational information on this...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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The History of Space Vehicles

Tim Furniss · Thunder Bay Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Few events in history have been more monumental than the emergence of the Space Age, which began with the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957. The History of Space Vehicles uses a combination of high-quality photos, illustrations, fact tables, and authoritative text to describe all the vehicles...
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The Kingdom of Speech

Tom Wolfe · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating,...
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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld

Herbert Asbury · Thunder's Mouth Press; Later Printing edition
Pages: 366
Format: Paperback

The Gangs of New York has long been hand-passed among its cult readership. It is a tour through a now unrecognizable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence cobbled, as Luc Sante has written, “from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular...
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Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland

Dave Barry · G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry...
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God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America

Louis S. Warren · Basic Books
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In 1890, on Indian reservations across the West, followers of a new religion danced in circles until they collapsed into trances. In an attempt to suppress this new faith, the US Army killed over two hundred Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee Creek. Louis Warren's God's Red Son offers a startling...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics' Top Book of 2016Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for NonfictionOne of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head OnNPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016's Great ReadsSan Francisco Chronicle's Best...
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Ohio and Its People

George W. Knepper · Kent State University Press
Pages: 508
Format: Hardcover

In 1989, when Ohio and Its People was first published, the state was still reeling from severe economic blows. Now its economy is resurgent. Its cities have made great progress in renewing portions of their downtowns and, in some cases, their neighborhoods.
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War of the Whales: A True Story

Joshua Horwitz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 426
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: "Horwitz's dogged reporting ... combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative ... . He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience" (PEN Award...
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Slavery: Opposing Viewpoints (American History Series)

William Dudley · Greenhaven Pr
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

The editors ask readers to ponder the lives of John Winthrop and Thomas Jefferson. Each held a Utopian vision one based upon the demands of community the other on the autonomy of the individual. This recurring theme of community versus the individual provides a useful point of departure...
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Over the Edge : Death in Grand Canyon

Michael P. Ghiglieri · Puma Pr; First edition
Format: Book

Gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World's Seven Natural Wonders. Two veterans of decades of adventuring in Grand Canyon chronicle the first complete and comprehensive history of Canyon misadventures. These episodes span the entire era of visitation...
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 886
Format: Hardcover

Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima
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