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Vexed with Devils: Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England

Erika Gasser · NYU Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Stories of witchcraft and demonic possession from early modern England through the last official trials in colonial New England. Those possessed by the devil in early modern England usually exhibited a common set of symptoms: fits, vomiting, visions, contortions, speaking in tongues, and an antipathy...
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30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South

Bill Steigerwald · Lyons Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · Custom House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...
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Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

ALEC RYRIE · VIKING
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Protestant Christianity began with one stubborn monk in 1517. Now it covers the globe and includes almost a billion people. On the 500th anniversary of Luther's theses, a global history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world Five hundred years ago an obscure monk challenged...
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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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Eavesdropping on Texas History

Mary L Scheer

Mary L. Scheer has assembled fifteen contributors to explore special moments in Texas history. The contributors assembled for this anthology represent many of the "all stars" among Texas historians: two State Historians of Texas, two past presidents of TSHA, four current
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The Unruly City: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Mike Rapport · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century - Paris, London, and New York - all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War,...
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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Rebecca Romney · Harpercollins
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television's favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY's hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been...
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A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism

Carol Berkin · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Today the United States is the dominant power in world affairs, and that status seems assured. Yet in the decade following the ratification of the Constitution, the republic's existence was contingent and fragile, challenged by domestic rebellions, foreign interference, and the always-present...
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The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

Daniel Beer · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony. It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains...
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Shinto: A History

Helen Hardacre · Oxford University Press
Pages: 720
Format: Print book

Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered...
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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In 2014, protesters ringed the White House, chanting, "How many black kids will you kill? Michael Brown, Emmett Till!" Why did demonstrators invoke the name of a black boy murdered six decades before?In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from...
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The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

Doug Mack · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

An eye-opening journey to the most overlooked parts of America.Everyone knows that America is 50 states and ... some other stuff. Scattered shards in the Pacific and the Caribbean, the not-quite states -- American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin...
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The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost

Cathal J Nolan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 728
Format: Print book

History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations...
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Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron

John F Wukovits · Da Capo Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, he chose the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring...
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France: A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror

Jonathan Fenby · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Critically acclaimed historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through this period as he recounts and analyzes...
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We Were Eight Years in Power: A Journey Through the Obama Era

TA-NEHISI COATES · One World
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"* - including the election of Donald Trump."We were eight years in power" was the lament...
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The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage

Jared Yates Sexton · Counterpoint
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following...
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Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

Christopher Knowlton · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention...
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The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo

Walter Lord · Open Road Media
Pages: 370
Format: Paperback

The true story of the World War II evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Day of Infamy. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler's blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming...
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