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Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons

Theo Emery · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

"A terrifying piece of history that almost no one knows." - Hampton Sides In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the world watched in horror as the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. Cries of barbarianism rang throughout...
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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH · Random House
Pages: 331
Format: Hardcover

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature"A landmark." - Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth CenturyFor more than...
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Textile Fiestas of Mexico: A Traveler's Guide to Celebrations, Markets, and Smart Shopping

Sheri Brautigam · Thrums Books
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

This book, geared to independent-minded travelers, presents the most safe and accessible regional markets and artisan events in Mexico, with an emphasis on finding the finest quality traditional textiles and shopping ethically. Where and when to go, how to get around, what to look for at each...
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The Original White House Cook Book: Cooking, Etiquette, Menus and More from the Executive Estate - 1887 Edition

F L Gillette · Racehorse Publishing
Pages: 562
Format: Hardcover

Initially published in 1887, The Original White House Cook Book is a cooking compendium penned by F. L. Gillette and Hugo Ziemann. The book is comprised of recipes, cooking techniques, etiquette instruction, household care, and cleanliness tips used in the White House. This historic book...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII

Deborah Cadbury · PublicAffairs
Pages: 357
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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Japanese Art

Joan Stanley-Baker · Thames & Hudson; 3 edition
Format: Print book

"A long-needed presentation of Japanese art that concisely offers inclusive coverage from prehistoric times to the twentieth century." -- Choice The uniqueness of Japanese culture rests on the fact that, throughout its history, Japan has continually taken, adapted, and transformed...
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American treasures : the secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address

Stephen Puleo · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying...
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The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943: The War in the West, Volume Two

James Holland · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

James Holland's The Rise of Germany, the first volume in his War in the West trilogy, was widely praised for Holland's impeccable research and narrative skills. With a wealth of characters from across the western theatre of World War II, Holland told a captivating story while calling on new research...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia

Dk Publishing. · Dk Publishing, 2016.
Pages: 588
Format: Print book

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia takes you by the hand, leading you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer.DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Australia, region-by-region, from the aboriginal sights of the Northern...
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Sherman's Ghosts: Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War

Matthew Carr · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

To know what war is, one should follow our tracks, General William T. Sherman once wrote to his wife, describing the devastation left by his armies in Georgia. Shermans Ghosts is an investigation of the tracks left by the wars fought by the American military in the 150 years since Shermans...
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Reconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality

Brooks D. Simpson · Library of America
Pages: 675
Format: Hardcover

The violent aftermath of the Civil War comes to dramatic life in this sweeping new collection of firsthand writing There are few periods in American history more consquential but less understood than Reconstruction, the tumultuous twelve years after Appomattox, when the battered nation...
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The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj

Anne de Courcy · Harper; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the critically acclaimed biographies Diana Mosley and The Viceroy's Daughters comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining account of the Victorian women who traveled halfway around the world on the hunt for a husband.By the late nineteenth century, Britain's colonial...
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The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Forged a New Afghanistan

Eric Blehm · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

“The Only Thing Worth Dying For will become an enduring classic.” —Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder Eric Blehm, author of the award-winning The Last Season, is back with another true adventure story, The Only Thing Worth Dying For....
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Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory

Ben Macintyre · Crown; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Ben Macintyre's Agent Zigzag was hailed as "rollicking, spellbinding" (New York Times), "wildly improbable but entirely true" (Entertainment Weekly), and, quite simply, "the best book ever written" (Boston Globe). In his new book, Operation Mincemeat, he tells...
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