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We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow

Margaret Edds · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 391
Format: Hardcover

The decisive victories in the fight for racial equality in America were not easily won, much less inevitable; they were achieved through carefully conceived strategy and the work of tireless individuals dedicated to this most urgent struggle. In We Face the Dawn, Margaret Edds tells the gripping...
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The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

Benn Steil · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan - told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.In the wake of World War II, with Britain's empire collapsing and Stalin's on the rise, US officials under new secretary of state...
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Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Andrew Morton · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance."...
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A Gift from Darkness

Patience Ibrahim · Other Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The inspirational story of a pregnant young Nigerian woman and the horrors she endured to save her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram.When she was nineteen, Patience Ibrahim's first husband was murdered by Boko Haram. She fled to the safety of her village and remarried several...
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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York's City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation

Brad Ricca · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

★ Recipient of the Kirkus Star, Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit"An express train of a story...Rapid, compelling storytelling informed by rigorous research and enlivened by fecund imagination." -Kirkus ReviewsMrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Mrs. Grace Humiston,...
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Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

Condoleezza Rice · Twelve
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.From the end of the Cold War and the collapse...
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The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World

John Davies · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia's access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before...
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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Gordon S Wood · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course.Thomas...
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Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma

Karlyn Forner · Duke University Press Books
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

In Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to explain why gaining the right to vote did not bring about economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Forner illustrates how voting...
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Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House

Donna Brazile · Hachette Books
Pages: 268
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Explosive... A blistering tell-all."---Washington Post "People should sit up, take notes and change things."---Ace Smith, Los Angeles Times "Brazile most certainly has a story to tell.... Vivid."---The Guardian From Donna Brazile,...
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The Moor's Last Stand: How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End

Elizabeth Drayson · Interlink Pub Group
Pages: 206
Format: Paperback

The first full account in any language of the last Muslim king of Spain. An action-packed story of betrayal, courage, intrigue, heroism, and tragedy. The Moor's Last Stand presents the poignant story of Boabdil, the last Muslim king of Granada. Betrayed by his family and undermined...
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The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters

James M. McPherson · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot...
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Blood Profits: How American Consumers Unwittingly Fund Terrorists

VANESSA NEUMANN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

International smuggling has exploded, deepening and accelerating the collaboration of transnational organized crime and terrorist groups. Attacks like the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan shootings in Paris, the kidnappings and murders by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the San Bernardino shooting...
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Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth

Holger Hoock · Crown
Pages: 559
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's foundingThe American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best...
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Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Thomas E Ricks · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alikeBoth George Orwell and Winston Churchill...
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The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

Mike Duncan · PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series The History of Rome brings to life the story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After...
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Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

Victor Sebestyen · Pantheon
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating biography of the man who helped launch the Russian Revolution, which uses the personal - including Lenin's key relationships with the women in his life - to shed light on the political.Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial figure,...
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Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America

Vegas Tenold · Nation Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The dark story of the shocking resurgence of white supremacist and nationalist groups, and their path to political powerSix years ago, when Vegas Tenold began reporting from the inner circle of three white power groups in America -- the KKK, the National Socialist Movement, and the Traditionalist...
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe

DEBORAH CADBURY · PublicAffairs
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother.By the 1890s, Queen Victoria had over thirty grandchildren, and to maintain and increase British royal power she was determined to maneuver them into...
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Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August

Oliver Hilmes · Other Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A lively account of the 1936 Olympics told through the voices and stories of those who witnessed it, from an award-winning historian and biographerBerlin 1936 takes the reader through the sixteen days of the Olympiad, describing the events in the German capital through the eyes of a select...
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