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The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

Sam Kean · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb

Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been...
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The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

Daniel Stone · Dutton
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes - and thousands more - to the American plate.

In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence,...
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The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower

Yaakov Katz · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense...
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Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition

Lewis Perry · Yale University Press
Format: Book

The distinctive American tradition of civil disobedience stretches back to pre-Revolutionary War days and has served the purposes of determined protesters ever since. This stimulating book examines the causes that have inspired civil disobedience, the justifications used to defend it, disagreements...
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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

Jung Chang · Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the international best seller, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, a brilliantly researched and evocative account of the lives of three other daughters of China: the Soong sisters, whose connections to Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek kept them at the very center...
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The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion

Steven R Weisman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The Chosen Wars tells the dramatic story of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the 18th and 19th centuries - the personalities that fought each other and shaped its evolution and, importantly, the force of the American dynamic that prevailed over an ancient religion.

The...
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The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History

WILLIAM REMPEL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The rags-to-riches story of one of America's wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian - the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of the leading financiers in American...

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Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

RUSSELL SHORTO · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today.

With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which...

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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

Madeleine Albright · Harper
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants - reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring...
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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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The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Andrés Reséndez · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

A landmark history - the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century

Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés...
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The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century

Jürgen Osterhammel · Princeton University Press; Translated by Patrick Camiller. edition
Format: Hardcover

A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric...
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Empire: A New History of the World

Paul Strathern · Pegasus Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire,...
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The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

Heath Hardage Lee · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"With astonishing verve, The League of Wives persisted to speak truth to power to bring their POW/MIA husbands home from Vietnam. And with astonishing verve, Heath Hardage Lee has chronicled their little-known story -- a profile of courage that spotlights 1960s-era military...

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