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Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West

Joshua M Greene · Mandala Publishing
Pages: 317
Format: Paperback

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) .In 1965, a seventy-year-old man - soon to be known as Prabhupada - set sail from India to America with a few books...
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Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865

Thomas W Cutrer · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

Though its most famous battles were waged in the East at Antietam, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, the Civil War was clearly a conflict that raged across a continent. From cotton-rich Texas and the fields of Kansas through Indian Territory and into the high desert of New Mexico, the trans-Mississippi...
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The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II

Denise George · New American Library
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Nearly forgotten by history, this is the story of the Wereth Eleven, African-American soldiers who fought courageously for freedom in WWII - only to be ruthlessly executed by Nazi troops during the Battle of the Bulge. Their story was almost forgotten by history. Now known as the Wereth...
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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

ALISON WEIR · Ballantine Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and moralizing. Now, in the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author and esteemed biographer...
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Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

Rebecca Erbelding · Doubleday
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save...
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Shooting Lincoln: Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and the Race to Photograph the Story of the Century

Nicholas Pistor · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. Together they brought the Civil War and all of its terrible suffering into Northern living rooms. Newspapers sold out when they ran their photos, and, by the end of the war, they were locked in fierce competition....
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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

BRIAN CASTNER · Doubleday
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling...
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Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906

DAVID CANNADINE · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history of nineteenth-century Britain by one of the world's most respected historians.To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing and unprecedented series of changes. Cities grew vast; there were revolutions in transportation, communication, science,...
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A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets

Noah Lederman · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This poignant memoir by Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents' kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland. In the 1950s, Noah's grandparents raised their children on Holocaust stories. But because tales of rebellion and death...
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Princess: The Early Life of Queen Elizabeth II

Jane Dismore · Lyons Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In November 2017 the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. As a 13-year-old Princess, she fell in love with Prince Philip of Greece, an ambitious naval cadet, and they married when she was 21; when she suddenly became Queen at 25, their lives changed...
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Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople

Richard Fidler · Pegasus Books
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

"A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, and invasion that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvelous book." -- Simon WinchesterGhost Empire is a rare treasure -- an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, narrated...
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Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe

JOHN JULIUS NORWICH · ATLANTIC MONTHLY
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

John Julius Norwich -- who the Wall Street Journal called "the very model of a popular historian" -- has crafted a big, bold tapestry of the early sixteenth century, when Europe and the Middle East were overshadowed by a quartet of legendary rulers, all born within a ten-year...
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Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II

Kevin Wilson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

The heroic, dramatic, and sometimes tragic history of how the US 8th Air Force changed the course of World War II. The US 8th Air Force came of age in 1944. With a fresh commander, it was ready to demonstrate its true power: from Operation Argument in February -- targeting German aircraft...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals

Aaron Mahnke · Del Rey
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A chilling, lavishly illustrated who's who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now a streaming television series Some monsters are figments of our imagination. Others are as real as flesh and blood:...
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