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We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation

Justine Van der Leun · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

A gripping investigation in the vein of the podcast Serial - a summer nonfiction pick by Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth...
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Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing

Joe Domanick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning investigative reporter reveals the troubled history of the LAPD in a gripping story filled with hard-boiled, real-life characters that bring to life the ravages of the criminal justice system.Vividly drawn and character-driven, Blue is simultaneously a drama of cops, crime...
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The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It:

Brooks D. Simpson · Library of America; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the third volume of the ground-breaking eyewitness narrative that has been called a quotmasterpiece.quotSpanning the crucial months from January to March , this third volume of The Library of Americarsquos highly acclaimed four volume series presents an incomparable portrait of a nation...
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Karen Abbott · Harper
Format: Hardcover

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and "pioneer of sizzle history" (USA Today) , tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating...
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The Genealogy of the Crusaders: Their Triumphs and Tragedies

Ky W. White · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 434
Format: Paperback

This book takes a decidedly different look at the crusades in that the focus is upon the crusaders and not upon the political or religious causes of the crusades. Concentrating upon the men and women themselves, and their stories you will discover those whom sacrificed family, lands, titles,...
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The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

Judith Flanders · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than...
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The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII

Suzannah Lipscomb · Pegasus Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

An insightful and elegant examination of Henry VIII's last will and testament that evokes the glittering world of the Tudor king in all its glory, pomp, and paranoia. On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last...
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Sebag Montefiore · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 744
Format: Print book

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas,...
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Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage

Lisa Boalt Richardson · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

It's a beverage, a commodity, a ceremony, a meal, a spiritual encounter, a connector of people, a drink of peace, a pick-me-up, a comforter, and a way of life for many. As tea continues to rise in popularity, this comprehensive guide explores the celebrated beverage through the eyes...
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City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis

Keith Gessen · n + 1
Format: Print book

From its first shock waves in 2008, the Great Recession has been reshaping American cities. Detroit collapsed, and the ongoing national rollback in industry has meant the death of factory towns like Greensboro, North Carolina and Reading, Pennsylvania. But the effects of the crash have...
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The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington

Gregg Herken · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington—a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.In the years after World War II, Georgetown’s leafy streets were...
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Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick

Michael Shelden · Ecco Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A new account of Herman Melville and the writing of Moby-Dick, written by a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Biography and based on fresh archival research, which reveals that the anarchic spirit animating Melville's canonical work was inspired by his great love affair with a shockingly unconventional...
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