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David Finkel · Farrar Straus & Giroux
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after warThe wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David...
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Inside the Red Border: A history of our world, told through the pages of TIME magazine

Editors of Time Magazine · Time
Format: Hardcover

As a unique window on the world, the cover of Time is the most celebrated and coveted showcase in print journalism. People who have had their faces on Time's cover-Presidents and movie stars, corporate titans and sporting legends-consider it one of the highest forms of recognition....
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Hamas: Terrorism, Governance, and Its Future in Middle East Politics

Jennifer Jefferis · Praeger
Pages: 209
Format: Hardcover

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has long been an influential player in the tumultuous Middle East, but as the region's instability grows, so does the importance and potential influence of this organization. The fact that the Hamas of today defies most of the traditional categorizations...
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Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction

John Fea · Westminster John Knox Press
Format: Print book

Fea offers an even-handed primer on whether America was founded to be a Christian nation, as many evangelicals assert, or a secular state, as others contend. He approaches the title's question from a historical perspective, helping readers see past the emotional rhetoric of today to the recorded...
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Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introduction

Lawrence Davidson · Praeger; 3 edition
Format: Hardcover

Given the volatile nature of relations between the Middle East and the Western world, many Westerners, particularly Americans, have a skewed view of what comprises Islamic fundamentalism. Many wonder, are these beliefs based in religious doctrine, political motivations, or even irrational...
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The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him

Piers Dudgeon · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships...
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Jacobites: A New History of the '45 Rebellion

Jacqueline Riding · Bloomsbury
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46 is one of the most important turning points in British history--in terms of national crisis every bit the equal of 1066 and 1940. The tale of Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," and his heroic attempt to regain his grandfather's (James...
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The center holds : Obama and his enemies

Jonathan Alter · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 428
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of The Promise, the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration.In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter provides the first full account...
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Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union

Stephen Budiansky · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous "cult of silence" has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese...
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Diane Ackerman · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after...
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Catching Cancer

Claudia Cornwall · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Kindle Edition

Catching Cancer introduces readers to the investigators who created a medical revolution – a new way of looking at cancer and its causes. Featuring interviews with notable scientists such as Harald zur Hausen, Barry Marshall, Robin Warren, and others, the book tells the story of their...
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The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court

Jeffrey Toobin · Doubleday; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

From the prizewinning author of The Nine, a gripping insider's account of the momentous ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration.From the moment John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack...
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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space - a powerful, revelatory contribution that...
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Ancient Egypt: Everyday Life in the Land of the Nile

Bob Brier · Sterling
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A vivid view of life in ancient Egypt. More than 5,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians founded one of the world's oldest civilizations. We know of its pyramids, art, and pharaohs. But what was life really like then? Ordinary citizens in ancient Egypt lived and worked in much the same...
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Waiting for José: The Minutemen's Pursuit of America

Harel Shapira · Princeton University Press
Format: Book

They live in the suburbs of Tennessee and Indiana. They fought in Vietnam and Desert Storm. They speak about an older, better America, an America that once was, and is no more. And for the past decade, they have come to the U.S. / Mexico border to hunt for illegal immigrants. Who are the Minutemen?...
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