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The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid

WILL BARDENWERPER · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander · The New Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Jarvious Cottons great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather was prevented from voting by Klan intimidation his father was barred by poll taxes and literacy tests. Today, Cotton...
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American epic : when music gave america her voice.

Elijah Wald · Touchstone
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrating the pioneers and artists of American roots music - blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, Native American - without which there would be no jazz, rock, country R&B, or hip hop today.Jack...
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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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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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Enlisted Soldier's Guide

Thomas Gills · Stackpole Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Updated edition of the essential guide for enlisted soldiers in the U.S. ArmyThis military reference guide, completely revised for the current army, is targeted at young men and women who have enlisted in the U.S. Army or are thinking about doing so. The book is a must-have resource for a successful...
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of #blacklivesmatter

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The first book to go behind the barricades of #blacklivesmatter to tell the story of the young men and women who are calling for a new America. In a closely reported book that draws on his own experience as a young biracial journalist, "Washington Post "reporter Wesley Lowery...
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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

Chris Kyle · William Morrow; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Chris Kyle—fallen hero and 1 bestselling author of American Sniper—reveals how ten legendary guns forever changed U.S. history.At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting...
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The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

Harvey J. Kaye · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis...
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Obama's Wars

Bob Woodward · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president,...
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Negroland: A Memoir

Margo Jefferson · Pantheon Books
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAt once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac - here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing...
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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

Serhii Plokhy · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 489
Format: Hardcover

On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president. The enshrining of that narrative, one in which the end of the Cold War was linked...
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From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Jeffrey E. Garten · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something...
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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink

Anthony McCarten · Harper
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revisionist look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister - soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman. May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill...
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Dallas Forever Changed: The Legacy of November 1963

Dan Helpingstine · Pelican Publishing
Format: Hardcover

A city is redefined by the JFK assassination. As Pres. John F. Kennedy gasped his final breath, the city of Dallas died with him. For decades the city struggled to recover from its image as the City of Hate. Citizens of Dallas were scorned and the city excoriated in the press. Only the passage...
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