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The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Paul Taylor · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity,...
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The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

Arkady Ostrovsky · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2016 ORWELL PRIZE "FINANCIAL TIMES" BOOK OF THE YEAR A highly original narrative history by "The Economist s" Moscow bureau chief that does for modern Russia what Evan Osnos did for China in "Age of Ambition" The end of communism and breakup of the Soviet...
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The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

Clay Risen · St Martins Pr
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained--as Everett Dirksen, the GOP leader in the Senate and a key supporter of the bill,...
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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

William Doyle · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs - from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror - written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.Over the last fifty...
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Patronymica Britannica: A Dictionary of the Family Names of the United Kingdom

Mark A. Lower · Heritage Books

Containing several thousand surnames - mainly English, but also Scotch, Welsh and Irish - this dictionary lays out the history and classification of family nomenclatures. The author cites the year 1000 as "the proximate date for the assumption of family names" and credits this...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

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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Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic

Kate Colquhoun · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick The xCMaybrick MysteryxD had all the makings of a sensation a pretty flirtatious young girl resentful gossiping servants...
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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Héctor Tobar · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga...
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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich · Random House
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia. Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive documentary...
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

2015 Recipient of the American Book Award2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in LiteratureThe first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous...
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