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The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Gregg Zoroya · Da Capo
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next...
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The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Stephen Kinzer · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America's interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond.How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous...
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present
Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful...
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Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War

Ben Macintyre · Crown
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

The incredible untold story of WWII's greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue Britain's Special Air Service - or SAS - was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable...
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Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

Tom Clavin · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined...
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Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936
Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

Edward Sorel · Liveright Publishing Company
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

In a hilarious send-up of sex, scandal, and the Golden Age of Hollywood, legendary cartoonist Edward Sorel brings us a story (literally) ripped from the headlines of a bygone era.In 1965, a young, up-and-coming illustrator by the name of Edward Sorel was living in a $97-a-month railroad...
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Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity
Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity

Michael Scott · Basic Books
Pages: 411
Format: Hardcover

"As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalized world."Tom Holland, author of Dynasty and RubiconTwenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary new era that overturned old order and laid the foundation for our world...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestseller"Formidable and truth-dealing...necessary." -The New York Times"With the election looming, this eye-opening investigation into our country's entrenched social hierarchy is acutely relevant." -O Magazine In her groundbreaking bestselling...
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An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler
An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Peter Fritzsche · Basic Books
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilians made up the vast majority of those killed by war. On Europe's home front, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In An Iron...
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Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters' Eyes
Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters' Eyes

Paul J Staiti · Bloomsbury
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The images accompanying the founding of the United States--of honored Founders, dramatic battle scenes, and seminal moments--gave visual shape to Revolutionary events and symbolized an entirely new concept of leadership and government. Since then they have endured as indispensable icons,...
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Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary
Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary

Joe Jackson · Farrar
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The epic life story of the Native American holy man who has inspired millions around the worldBlack Elk, the Native American holy man, is known to millions of readers around the world from his 1932 testimonial, Black Elk Speaks. Adapted by the poet John Neihardt from a series of interviews,...
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter
They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. In a closely reported book that draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist, "Washington Post "reporter Wesley Lowery...
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A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870
A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 484
Format: Print book

From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women whose seemingly ordinary lives belied an astonishingly revolutionary spirit,...
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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states
Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever...
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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Nicola Tallis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution -- recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people,...
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Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America
Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America

Douglas R Egerton · Basic Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Soon after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolitionists began to call for the creation of black regiments. At first, the South and most of the North responded with outrage - southerners promised to execute any black soldiers captured in battle,...
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The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

Patricia Bell-Scott · Vintage Books
Pages: 454
Format: Print book

A finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and longlisted for the National Book Award, The Firebrand and the First Lady is the riveting history, two decades in the making, of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist and the first lady of the United States forged...
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A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West
A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West

Luke Harding · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned...
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Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan
Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan

Douglas Waller · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA.They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had - Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey....
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The King's Revenge Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History
The King's Revenge Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History

Don Jordan · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

When Charles I was executed, his sonCharles II made it his role to seek out retribution, producing the biggestmanhunt Britain had ever seen, one that wouldspan Europe and America and wouldlast for thirty years. "We shall pursue and bring to their due punishment those bloody traitors...
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