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The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell

Jonathan V. Last · Templeton Press
Format: Hardcover

An all-star team of eighteen conservative writers offers a hilarious, insightful, sanctimony-free remix of William Bennett’s The Book of Virtues—without parental controls. The Seven Deadly Virtues sits down next to readers at the bar, buys them a drink, and an hour or three later,...
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Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II

Jay A. Stout · Berkley
Format: Hardcover

During the air battles that destroyed Nazi Germany's ability to wage war, one bomb group was especially distinguished.The Hell's Angels. At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared to wage war. Although the U.S declared war against Germany in December...
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The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1987

Malcolm Cowley · s.n.]
Pages: 800
Format: Print book

Critic, poet, editor, chronicler of the "lost generation," and elder statesman of the Republic of Letters, Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) was an eloquent witness to much of twentieth-century American literary and political life. These letters, the vast majority previously unpublished,...
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Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914

Peter Hart · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop...
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Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movement

Brian Temple · McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

The Quakers came to America in the 17th century to seek religious freedom. After years of struggle, they achieved success in various endeavors and, like many wealthy colonists of the time, bought and sold slaves. But a movement to remove slavery from their midst, sparked by their religious...
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Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line

Heather Hendershot · Broadside
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A unique and compelling portrait of William F. Buckley as the champion of conservative ideas in an age of liberal dominance, taking on the smartest adversaries he could find while singlehandedly reinventing the role of public intellectual in the network television era.When Firing Line premiered...
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Uphill Battle: Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency

Frank Scotton · Texas Tech University Press; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

How could the United States lose a war that seemed easy to win?   When the Viet Nam War ended, with the United States of America defeated, many wondered how a military powerhouse lost to a “raggedy-­ass, little fourth-­rate country,” as President Lyndon Johnson...
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American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building

Claudia Roth Pierpont · Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have...
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Seljuk Cuisine: A Chef's Quest for His Soulmate

Omur Akkor · Blue Dome Press
Format: Print book

In Seljuk Cuisine, Omur Akkor looks at the cuisine of one of the earliest empires to come to Anatolia, the Seljuks. Through storytelling and history-rich recipes, Akkor shows how deeply food was intertwined with everyday life during the Seljuk period. Akkor's narration provides a window...
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Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland

David Stradling · Cornell University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base, as the city lost jobs and population. Rats infested an expanding and decaying ghetto, Lake Erie appeared to be dying, and dangerous air pollution hung over the city. Such was the urban...
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Troubled refuge : struggling for freedom in the Civil War

Chandra Manning · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army's escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United States. Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their bondage was at the root...
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The Battle for Justice in Palestine

Ali Abunimah · Haymarket Books, 2014.
Pages: 292
Format: Paperback

In this essential work, journalist Ali Abunimah takes a comprehensive look at the shifting tides of the politics of Palestine and the Israelis in a neoliberal world - and makes a compelling and surprising case for why the Palestine solidarity movement just might win.
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