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Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights

Richard A Rosen · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers (1936-2013) escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked...
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A Darker Sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812

James L Haley · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution - the War of 1812.At the opening of the War of 1812,...
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe

DEBORAH CADBURY · PublicAffairs
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother.By the 1890s, Queen Victoria had over thirty grandchildren, and to maintain and increase British royal power she was determined to maneuver them into...
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Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

Michael Giorgione · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The first insider account, timed to the 75th anniversary of Camp DavidCamp David is American diplomacy's secret weapon. The home of the 2015 GCC and 2012 G8 summits, the 2000 Peace Summit, and the 1978 Peace Accords, the camp has played a vital role in American history over the past century,...
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The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

Mike Duncan · PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series The History of Rome brings to life the story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After...
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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's...
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This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy

Matthew Karp · Harvard University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

When the United States emerged as a world power in the years before the Civil War, the men who presided over the nation's triumphant territorial and economic expansion were largely southern slaveholders. As presidents, cabinet officers, and diplomats, slaveholding leaders controlled the main...
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Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939

Edgar Feuchtwanger · Other Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An eminent historian recounts the Nazi rise to power from his unique perspective as a young Jewish boy in Munich, living with Adolf Hitler as his neighbor. Edgar Feuchtwanger came from a prominent German-Jewish family--the only son of a respected editor and the nephew of a best-selling...
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No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

NAOMI KLEIN · Haymarket Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision -- a radical deregulation of the US economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and sweeping aside climate science to unleash a domestic...
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Clement Attlee: The Man Who Made Modern Britain

John Bew · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 688
Format: Hardcover

Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill's wartime heroics and larger-than-life personality propelled him to the center of the world stage. To most, he remains Great Britain's greatest Prime Minister, his fame and charisma overshadowing those who followed...
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Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

Anne Nelson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust.Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite...
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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Cate Lineberry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer. Cate Lineberry has done us all a great service by telling this incredibly moving, thrilling, and important story about an American hero who deserves to be remembered, and admired." -- Candice Millard, author of Hero of the EmpireFacing...
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A Rabble of Dead Money: The Great Crash and the Global Depression: 1929–1939

Charles R Morris · Public Affairs
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The Great Crash of 1929 violently disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The suddenness of the cataclysm and the long duration of the collapse scarred generations of Americans. A Rabble of Dead Money is a lucid and fast-paced account...
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How to Plan a Crusade: Religious War in the High Middle Ages

CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A spirited and sweeping account of how the crusades really worked -- and a revolutionary attempt to rethink how we understand the Middle Ages. The story of the wars and conquests initiated by the First Crusade and its successors is itself so compelling that most accounts move quickly from...
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Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats

Dan Bongino · WND Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Being a Secret Service agent is one of the most treacherous jobs in the world and never more so than in today s highly polarized America. Facing threats from fence jumpers and manifesto writers, and from murderous terrorists and sophisticated spies, protecting the president is harder than...
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Far and Away: Reports from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years

Andrew Solomon · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics' Circle Award - and one of the most original thinkers of our time - a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transition.Far and Away collects Andrew Solomon's writings about places undergoing seismic...
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The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur

Scott S Greenberger · Da Capo Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

When President James Garfield was shot, no one in the United States was more dismayed than his Vice President, Chester Arthur. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and his fellow citizens but by his own conscience.From his promising start, Arthur had become...
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Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, A History

James Carroll · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 768
Format: Paperback

"A rare book that combines searing passion with a subject that has affected all of our lives." - Chicago Tribune Novelist, cultural critic, and former priest James Carroll marries history with memoir as he maps the two-thousand-year course of the Church's battle against...
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The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution

Virginia DeJohn Anderson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring back to the beleaguered Continental Army general,...
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Bloodstained Sands: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II

Michael G Walling · Osprey Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For the men who served in America's Amphibious Forces during World War II, the conflict was an unceasing series of D-Days. They were responsible for putting men ashore in more than 200 landings throughout the conflict, most against well-entrenched enemy positions. Bloodstained Sands:...
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