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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change

Michael Klare · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

All Hell Breaking Loose is an eye-opening examination of climate change from the perspective of the U.S. military.

The Pentagon, unsentimental and politically conservative, might not seem likely to be worried about climate change -- still linked, for many people, with polar...

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Three Days at the Brink: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II

Bret Baier · William Morrow
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 bestselling author of Three Days in Moscow and anchor of Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier, a gripping history of the secret meeting that set the stage for victory in World War II - the now-forgotten 1943 Tehran Conference, where Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston...

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The Journey to the Mayflower: God's Outlaws and the Invention of Freedom

Stephen Tomkins · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative and immersive history of the far-reaching events in England that led to the sailing of the Mayflower.2020 brings readers the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower -- the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World. It is a foundational event in American...
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The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era

Gareth Russell · Atria Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this original and meticulously researched narrative history, the author of the "stunning" (The Sunday Times) Young and Damned and Fair uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift...
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Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal

Eric K. Washington · Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads.

In a feat of remarkable research and timely reclamation, Eric K. Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H. Williams (1878-1948)...
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Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

David Zucchino · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

By 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina, was a shining example of a mixed-race community -- a bustling port city with a thriving African American middle class and a government made up of Republicans and Populists, including black aldermen, police officers, and magistrates. But across the state...
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Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America

Debbie Cenziper · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War Two.
In 1990, in a drafty basement archive in Prague, two American historians made a startling...
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The Season: A Social History of the Debutante

Kristen Richardson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In this enthralling history of the debutante ritual, Kristen Richardson sheds new light on contemporary ideas about women and marriage.

Kristen Richardson, from a family of debutantes, chose not to debut. But as her curiosity drove her to research this enduring custom, she learned...

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Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS

Azadeh Moaveni · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Based on years of immersive reporting, Pulitzer finalist Azadeh Moaveni has written a gripping account of thirteen women as they joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State.

Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given...
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MacArthur's Air Force: American Airpower over the Pacific and the Far East, 1941–51

Bill Yenne · Osprey Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

General Douglas MacArthur ended World War II controlling one of the most powerful air forces in the world. This new history traces its development from its origins in the Philippines through to its eventual victory in the skies over Japan and its key role in the Korean War. General Douglas...
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Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

Paul Krugman · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An accessible, compelling introduction to today's major policy issues from columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise,...

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Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Jerry Mitchell · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases - decades after they had gotten away with murder.

On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers....
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Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Christopher Leonard · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard's Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world...
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The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology: A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II

Daniel Haulman · NewSouth Books
Pages: 198
Format: Paperback

The Tuskegee Airmen Chronology: A Detailed Timeline of the Red Tails and Other Black Pilots of World War II provides a unique year-by-year overview of the fascinating story of the Tuskegee Airmen, embracing important events in the formation of the first military training for black pilots...
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The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians

David M. Rubenstein · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians.

In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history...
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May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced...
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A Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis

Francoise Frenkel · Atria Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE JQ-WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE

"A beautiful and important book" (The Independent) in the tradition of rediscovered works like Suite Française and The Nazi Officer's Wife, the prize-winning memoir of a fearless Jewish bookseller...
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Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change

Eitan Hersh · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant condemnation of political hobbyism - treating politics like entertainment - and a call to arms for well-meaning, well-informed citizens who consume political news, but do not take political action.Who is to blame for our broken politics? The uncomfortable answer to this question...
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Judgment in Moscow: Soviet Crimes and Western Complicity

Vladimir K Bukovsky · Ninth of November
Pages: 727
Format: Paperback

Bukovksy's Judgment in Moscow (updated in 2001) , details Soviet meddling in Western politics in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the activities of the USSR in the Third World and the regime's suppression of dissent at home. The information comes...
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