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The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

James Oakes · W W Norton
Pages: 207
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian illuminates the strategy for ending slavery that precipitated the crisis of civil war. Surrounded by a ring of fire, the scorpion stings itself to death. The image, widespread among antislavery leaders before the Civil War, captures their long-standing strategy...
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The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

Juliet Nicolson · Grove
Pages: 302
Format: Book

Armistice Day 1918 dawns with great joy for victorious Britain, but the nation must confront the carnage war has left in its wake. In The Great Silence, Juliet Nicolson looks through the prism of daily life to narrate the rich but unknown history of the slow healing Britain undergoes in the two years...
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A History of Food in 100 Recipes

William Sitwell · Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine.We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know where our much-loved recipes come from, who invented them, and how they were...
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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Max Hastings · Knopf
Pages: 628
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles - the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg - that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914,...
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Crime and Justice since 1750

Barry Godfrey · Routledge
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

This book provides a comprehensive, introductory text for students taking courses in crime and criminal justice history. It covers all of the key historical topics central to an understanding of the current criminal justice system, including the development of the police, the courts and the mechanisms...
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Dead Run: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West

Dan Schultz · St. Martin's Press
Format: Book

Evoking Krakauer's Into the Wild, Dan Schultz tells the extraordinary true story of desperado survivalists, a brutal murder, and vigilante justice set against the harsh backdrop of the Colorado wildernessOn a sunny May morning in 1998 in Cortez, Colorado, three desperados in a stolen...
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Edward VII: The Prince of Wales and the Women He Loved

Catharine Arnold · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Edward Prince of Wales, better known as "Bertie," was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. Charming and dissolute, he was a larger-than-life personality with king-size appetites. A lifelong womanizer, Bertie conducted his countless liaisons against the glittering backdrop of London...
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King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb

ZAHI HAWASS · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate book on King Tut and his tomb -- the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known -- now in a compact editionThe tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume...
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The Notorious Reno Gang: The Wild Story of the West's First Brotherhood of Thieves, Assassins, and Train Robbers

Rachel Dickinson · Lyons Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The true story of the world's first robbery of a moving train, and the real origins of the Wild WestThey were the first outlaws to rob a moving train. But from 1864 to 1868, the Reno brothers and their gang of counterfeiters, robbers, burglars, and safecrackers also held the town of Seymour,...
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Bull by the Horns

Sheila Bair · Free Press
Format: Kindle Edition

“When Sheila Bair took over as head of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2006, the agency was probably better known for the ‘FDIC’ logo on the doors of the nation’s banks than for anything it did. Now Bair is at the center of the financial crisis, speeding...
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Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War

Richard A. Serrano · Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover

Richard Serrano, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times, pens a story of two veterans. In the late 1950s, as America prepared for the Civil War centennial, two very old men lay dying. Albert Woolson, 109 years old, slipped in and out of a coma at a Duluth, Minnesota,...
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Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

BRUCE HENDERSON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role...
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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

A J BAIME · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely, small-town former farmer and haberdasher had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Heroes are often defined as ordinary...
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Native Universe: Voices of Indian America

Gerald McMaster · National Geographic
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"This Magnificent celebration of Native American cultures and Civilizations combines a wide-ranging and engrossing text by many of our foremost Indian scholars, writers, and leaders with a spectacular collection of illustrations showcasing the art and cultures of the indigenous peoples...
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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This Is My Story

Farida Khalaf · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Named a "Best Book of the Year" by New York Post "Farida Khalaf's story is harrowing but crucial - especially when it comes to understanding what ISIS actually is and does." - Glamour "As gripping as it is appalling ... a compelling testament to the suffering of ordinary...
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