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The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

ANDREW LAWLER · Doubleday
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America todayIn 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement...
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The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia

Alex Perry · William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The electrifying, untold story of the women born into the most deadly and obscenely wealthy of the Italian mafias - and how they risked everything to bring it down.The Calabrian Mafia - known as the 'Ndrangheta - is one of the richest and most ruthless crime syndicates in the world, with...
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Reporter: A Memoir

Seymour M Hersh · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time--a heartfelt, hugely revealing memoir of a decades-long career breaking some of the most impactful stories of the last half-century, from Washington to Vietnam to the Middle East.Seymour...
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Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham

Melanie Morrison · Duke University Press Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One August night in 1931, on a secluded mountain ridge overlooking Birmingham, Alabama, three young white women were brutally attacked. The sole survivor, Nell Williams, age eighteen, said a black man had held the women captive for four hours before shooting them and disappearing into the woods....
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Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

PATRICK SHARKEY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening account of the transformation of cities and an urgent call to action to prevent another crime wave.Over the past two decades, American cities have experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime, dramatically changing urban life. In many cases, places once characterized...
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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

BRIAN CASTNER · Doubleday
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling...
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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

JON MEACHAM · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows...
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Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

ALFREDO CORCHADO · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado comes the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today. When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called...
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Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

BRET BAIER · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 bestselling author of Three Days in January and Anchor of the #1 rated Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel reveals as never before President Ronald Reagan's battle to end the Cold War, framed around the historic, three-day 1988 Moscow Summit.In his acclaimed #1 national...
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The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us

KEITH LOWE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world.The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe's follow-up to Savage Continent. While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror...
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The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul

Eleanor Herman · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Aja Raden, author of Stoned: "Herman has a delightful appreciation for all things beautiful and terrible. With her dishy signature style and a dazzling command of the facts, she brews up a heady mix of erudite history and delicious gossip."Hugely entertaining, a work of pop history...
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Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse

Candice Shy Hooper · The Kent State University Press
Pages: 429
Format: Print book

The story of the American Civil War is not complete without examining the extraordinary and influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, the wives of Abraham Lincoln's top generals. They were their husbands closest confidantes and had a profound...
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Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Ian Bremmer · Portfolio
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author and TIME Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer, a definitive guide to understanding the global wave of populist nationalism.From political upheaval in Europe and the United States to an explosion of anger in the developing world, social and political turmoil has dominated...
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The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis

David E. Fishman · ForeEdge
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts - first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets - by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It is a tale of heroism...
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Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics

R Marie Griffith · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins...
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A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools

RACHEL DEVLIN · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial educationThe struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits...
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RETHINKING INCARCERATION : advocating for justice that restores

DOMINIQUE DUBOIS GILLIARD · IVP Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The United States has 5 percent of the world's population but 25 percent of the world's incarcerated. We have more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. There are more jails and prisons than degree-granting...
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Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

Fran Leadon · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening history of Manhattan told through its most celebrated street.In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside...
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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Roland Philipps · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The first full biography of one of the twentieth century's most notorious spies.Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era and a key member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring, yet the full extent of this shrewd, secretive man's betrayal has never...
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Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

GEORGE C DAUGHAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution.George C. Daughan's magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much...
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