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An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

Nick Bunker · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. In this powerful but fair-minded...
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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

Julie M Fenster · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration - and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast...
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Bush

Jean Edward Smith · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 808
Format: Print book

Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself - most disastrously in invading Iraq - and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious...
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Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

Anne Garrels · Farrar
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious...
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Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place - Pittsburgh, PA - from the 1920s through the 1950s.Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class...
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The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification

Paul Roberts · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

It's something most of us have sensed for years--the rise of a world defined only by "mine" and "now." A world where business shamelessly seeks the fastest reward, regardless of the long-term social consequences; where political leaders reflexively choose short-term...
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First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama

Joshua C Kendall · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Every president has had some experience as a parent. Of the 43 men who have served in the nation's highest office, 38 have fathered biological children and the other five adopted children. Each president's parenting style reveals much about his beliefs as well as his psychological...
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In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir

Patricia Gucci · Crown Pub
Pages: 304
Format: Book

The gripping family drama and never-before-told love story surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man responsible for making the legendary fashion label the powerhouse it is today, as told by his daughter. Patricia Gucci was born a secret: the lovechild whose birth could...
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Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

Nina Ansary · Revela Press
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

First Prize in the "Women's Issues" category of the 2016 International Book AwardsEric Hoffer Award - Winner of Da Vinci Eye for "Best Book Cover Design", Horizon Award for "Best Debut Author & Culture Book"Indie Book Awards - Finalist in "Historical...
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Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War

Nate Jones · The New Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In November 1983, Soviet nuclear forces went on high alert. After months nervously watching increasingly assertive NATO military posturing, Soviet intelligence agencies in Western Europe received flash telegrams reporting alarming activity on U.S. bases. In response, the Soviets began planning...
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Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea

Erik Reece · Farrar
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or,...
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Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border

Porter Fox · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A quest to rediscover America's other border -- the fascinating but little-known northern one.America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries -- much of the early...
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Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

James L. Haley · St. Martin's Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific....
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Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

Richard Parker · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising waysTo most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy,...
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