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Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

Eva Dillon · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer - the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War.In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon's family was living in New Delhi when...
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The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House

DANIEL MARK EPSTEIN · BALLANTINE
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of a founding father, his illegitimate son, and the tragedy of their conflict during the American Revolution - from the acclaimed author of The Lincolns. Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America's founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness - even his grandfatherly...
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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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Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

Scott Anderson · Anchor
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq.In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become...
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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

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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The Lost Tudor Princess : The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

Alison Weir · Ballantine Books
Pages: 537
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE INDEPENDENT * From New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence...
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Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission

Barry Friedman · Farrar
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been erodedIn June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over...
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Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Marjorie J Spruill · Bloomsbury
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies.Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 (the New Yorker) as saying the National Women's Conference...
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No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands

Judith Matloff · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe - from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia - to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heightsMountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly...
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Another Year Finds Me in Texas: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens

Vicki Adams Tongate · University of Texas Press
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

Lucy Pier Stevens, a twenty-one-year-old woman from Ohio, began a visit to her aunt's family near Bellville, Texas, on Christmas Day, 1859. Little did she know how drastically her life would change on April 4, 1861, when the outbreak of the Civil War made returning home impossible. Stranded...
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The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

Natalie Y Moore · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a "world class city." The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion-dollar Millennium Park, Michelin-rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower...
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The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Alia Malek · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people...
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The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave

Brian McGinty · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A surprising work of narrative history and detection that illuminates one of the most daring -- and long-forgotten -- heroes of the Civil War.Independence Day, 1861. The schooner S. J. Waring sets sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later, it limps back...
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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

John Stubbs · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver's Travels, by a "vivid, ardent, and engaging" author (New York Times Book Review) .Jonathan Swift's world-famous books -- from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal -- are unparalleled in their piercing critique...
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A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century

William F Jr Buckley · Crown
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News White House correspondent James Rosen In a half-century on the national stage, William F. Buckley Jr. achieved unique...
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Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII

Scott Miller · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

This is the secret and suspenseful account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of Germans conspiring to assassinate Hitler and negotiate surrender to bring about the end of World War II before the Soviet's advance.Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent...
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Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

Lyndal Roper · Random House
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

From a star historian, this definitive biography reveals the inner life of Martin Luther, the founding leader of the Reformation, whose Ninety-five Theses began the greatest upheaval and transformation of Christianity in history.
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Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

Frances Mccall Rosenbluth · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Peace, many would agree, is a goal that democratic nations should strive to achieve. But is democracy, in fact, dependent on war to survive? Considering this question, two of our most celebrated political scientists trace the shocking ways in which governments have mobilized armies since...
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha · Dutton Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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How the Post Office Created America: A History

Winifred Gallagher · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the US Postal Service, the least appreciated and analyzed of America's great institutions, and an examination of how this remarkable organization created America. The post office, Winifred Gallagher argues, has been not just a witness to but a foundational influence...
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