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Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family Odyssey

Kevin McLean · Potomac Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Baryalai Popal sees his Western-educated professors at Kabul University replaced by communists. He witnesses his classmates "disappearing." The communist takeover uproots Popal from his family and home. Thus begins Crossing the River Kabul, the true story of Popal's escape...
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The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780-1829

ANTONIA FRASER · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From beloved historian Antonia Fraser comes the dramatic story of how Catholics in the United Kingdom won back their rights after two centuries of official discrimination.In the summer of 1780, mob violence swept through London. Nearly one thousand people were killed, looting was widespread,...
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Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman

ITAMAR RABINOVICH · Yale University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An insider's perspective on the life and influence of Israel's first native-born prime minister, his bold peace initiatives, and his tragic assassination More than two decades have passed since prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination in 1995, yet he remains an unusually...
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Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

Nick Bunker · Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success.From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin...
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas

ERIC RUTKOW · Scribner
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of American Canopy, a dazzling account of the world's longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce, technology, politics, and the divergent fates of the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth...
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Zika: From the Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat

Debora Diniz · Zed Books
Pages: 156
Format: Paperback

The Zika virus has devastated lives and countless communities, leaving children across the Americas with severe disabilities as a result of the epidemic. Nowhere has this devastation been more deeply felt than in Alagoas, a small rural province in northeast Brazil. It was here that the most...
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The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan

Samuel Kleiner · Viking
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation's desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific Sam Kleiner's The Flying Tigers uncovers the hidden story...
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The Moon: A History for the Future

Oliver Morton · The Economist
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An intimate portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor--the Moon--that explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with itEvery generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. Fifty years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse---and...
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The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon

CHRIS FELICIANO ARNOLD · Picador
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon -- as activists,locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save it from the threat of loggers, drug lords, and corrupt cops and politiciansFollowing doctors and detectives, environmental activists and indigenous tribes, The Third Bank of the River...
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National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science, Fearless Explorers, Epic Adventures. Incredible Photographs

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning color photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way.An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key information on science, nature, history, and geography,...
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The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

Thomas Childers · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 651
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic story of the Third Reich - how Adolf Hitler and a core group of Nazis rose to power and plunged the world into a horrific war, perpetrating the genocidal Holocaust while sacrificing the lives of millions of ordinary Germans.In The Third Reich, Thomas Childers shows how the young...
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White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination

Jess Row · Graywolf Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

A bold, incisive look at race and reparative writing in American fiction, by the author of Your Face in MineWhite Flights is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. At the heart of the book, Jess Row ties "white...
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Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

Amy S. Greenberg · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The little-known story of remarkable First Lady Sarah Polk--a brilliant master of the art of high politics and a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism.While the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk...
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