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He Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

S Jonathan Bass · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South.Caliph Washington's life was never supposed to matter. As a black teenager from the vice-ridden city of Bessemer, Alabama, Washington was wrongfully...
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Two Paths: America Divided or United

John Kasich · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Two paths.One choice -- the path that exploits anger, encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people. This path solves nothing, demeans our history, weakens our country and cheapens each of us. It has but one beneficiary and that is to the politician who speaks of it.The...
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Who Lost Russia?: How the World Entered a New Cold War

Peter Conradi · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

"Balanced and timely ... a smooth narrative that provides welcome context for Russia's recent revanchist behavior and insight into prospects for ongoing U.S.-Russian relations." -- ?Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Meticulously lays out the record, from Mikhail...
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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

Giles Tremlett · Bloomsbury
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

In 1474, when Castile was the largest, strongest, and most populous kingdom in Hispania (present day Spain and Portugal) , a twenty-three-year-old woman named Isabella ascended the throne. At a time when successful queens regnant were few and far between, Isabella faced not only the considerable...
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A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1849

Sidney Blumenthal · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius - from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as "a slave,"...
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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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Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust

Evgeny Finkel · Princeton University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Focusing on the choices and actions of Jews during the Holocaust, Ordinary Jews examines the different patterns of behavior of civilians targeted by mass violence. Relying on rich archival material and hundreds of survivors' testimonies, Evgeny Finkel presents a new framework for understanding...
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Future-Proofing the News: Preserving the First Draft of History

KATHLEEN A HANSEN · ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

News coverage is often described as the "first draft of history." From the publication in 1690 of the first American newspaper, Publick Occurrences, to the latest tweet, news has been disseminated to inform its audience about what is going on in the world. But the preservation...
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Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story

Wolfgang Bauer · The New Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

One night in April 2014, members of the terrorist organization Boko Haram raided the small town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria and abducted 276 young girls from the local boarding school. The event caused massive, international outrage. Using the hashtag "Bring Back Our Girls,"...
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American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 681
Format: Print book

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America's founding period.The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous...
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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

DAVID GARROW · William Morrow
Pages: 1472
Format: Hardcover

As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary...
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Humanitarians at War: The Red Cross in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Gerald Steinacher · Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is one of the world's oldest, most prominent, and revered aid organizations. But at the end of World War II things could not have looked more different. Under fire for its failure to speak out against the Holocaust or to extend...
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The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Charlie English · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend."A...
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Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

Marc Morris · Pegasus Books
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

From the author of The Norman Conquest and A Great and Terrible King comes a sweeping and stunning history of the most magnificent castles in Britain. Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris...
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Lee Miller: A Woman's War

Hilary Roberts · Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2015.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The first in-depth look at Lee Miller's perspective on women in the Second World War, as seen through her photography and commentary from experts in the field Lee Miller photographed innumerable women during her career, first as a fashion photographer and then as a journalist during...
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Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson

Christina Snyder · Oxford University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian America. Most often, this drama focuses on whites who turned west to conquer a continent, extending "liberty" as they went....
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War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing: Library of America #278

Lawrence Rosenwald · Library Of America
Pages: 850
Format: Print book

An unprecedented gathering of the essential texts of the American antiwar tradition: from the Revolution to the war on terror, over 150 eloquent, provocative voices for peace. An unequalled military superpower responsible for the atomic bomb - involved, since its founding, in wars too numerous...
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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Chris Whipple · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions - and inactions - have defined the course of our country. What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president...
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The Notorious Reno Gang: The Wild Story of the West's First Brotherhood of Thieves, Assassins, and Train Robbers

Rachel Dickinson · Lyons Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The true story of the world's first robbery of a moving train, and the real origins of the Wild WestThey were the first outlaws to rob a moving train. But from 1864 to 1868, the Reno brothers and their gang of counterfeiters, robbers, burglars, and safecrackers also held the town of Seymour,...
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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Ruth Goodman · Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From an historian who advised on the BBC's Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period...
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