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Deconstructing Jack: The Secret History of the Whitechapel Murders

Simon Daryl Wood · The Author]
Pages: 370
Format: Print book

WINNER - BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015, Jack the Ripper Conference, Nottingham, England. Will Jack the Ripper ever be identified? The answer is an emphatic "No. " But not because he was a quasi-supernatural entity able to perform lightning-fast kerb-side surgery whilst running split-second...
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The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction - and What This Means Today

Dan Sisson · Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800and the lessons for today couldnt be more...
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Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

Cokie Roberts · Harper
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women...
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The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans

Janelle Moore · Government Institutes; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The typical wounded soldier must complete and file twenty-two forms after an active-duty injury. To soldiers and their families coping with the shock and reality of the injuries, figuring out what to do next—even completing tasks that seem easy like submitting paperwork—can...
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The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789

Edward Larson · William Morrow; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important—yet almost always overlooked—chapter of George Washingtons life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first...
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The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

Mary Elise Sarotte · Basic Books
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

On the night of November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall - infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe - seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates...
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Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-five Year War, 1940-1975

Robert Miller · Enigma Books
Format: Paperback

The Indochina and Vietnam Wars followed one another over thirty-five years, from 1940 to 1975, yet these two closely related conflicts are usually treated separately. This book seeks to tell the story of those wars as a single historical event. Within days of France's defeat by Nazi...
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Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

Lisa Bloom · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation.Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled...
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The 2000s in America

Craig Belanger · Salem Pr Inc; Har/Psc edition
Format: Hardcover

This comprehensive collection centers on the impact of the 2000s in the United States and Canada. Historical essays document the turbulent decade that had a profound and lasting effect on American life and culture, including articles on the wars in Iraq a
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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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Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga

Jane C. Beck · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her--"a well-polished artifact, an heirloom that had been carefully preserved"--began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with her own century...
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America at War: Concise Histories of U.S. Military Conflicts From Lexington to Afghanistan

Terence T. Finn · Berkley Trade
Format: Paperback

War—organized violence against an enemy of the state—seems part and parcel of the American journey. Indeed, the United States was established by means of violence as ordinary citizens from New Hampshire to Georgia answered George Washington’s call to arms. Since then,...
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The history of the golden age of television

Harvey Sheldon · Harvey Sheldon
Format:  Print book : English

795 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Stones of Contention: A History of Africa's Diamonds

Todd Cleveland · Ohio University Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

Africa supplies the majority of the world’s diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds.Stones of Contention explores the major developments in the remarkable...
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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

David Fisher · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leadersThe American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against each...
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