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The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII

ANTONY BEEVOR · Viking
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account.

On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar...
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Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep

Michael McGirr · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A profound exploration of the precious resource of sleep -- and of the causes and consequences of getting too little of it. Michael McGirr always had trouble sleeping. The arrival of baby twins, however, made him realize that he'd never before known true exhaustion. And while he celebrated...
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Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History

ROY ADKINS · Viking
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A rip-roaring account of the dramatic four-year siege of Britain's Mediterranean garrison by Spain and France - an overlooked key to the British loss in the American Revolution

For more than three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded,...
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The Other American Moderns: Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa

ShiPu Wang · Penn State University Press
Pages: 196
Format: Hardcover

In The Other American Moderns, ShiPu Wang analyzes the works of four early twentieth-century American artists who engaged with the concept of "Americanness": Frank Matsura, Eitar? Ishigaki, Hideo Noda, and Miki Hayakawa. In so doing, he recasts notions of minority artists'...
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Richard III: England's Most Controversial King

CHRIS SKIDMORE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed historian Chris Skidmore comes the authoritative biography of Richard III, England's most controversial king, a man alternately praised as a saint and cursed as a villain.

Richard III is one of English history's best known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized...

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The Strategy of Victory: How General George Washington Won the American Revolution

Thomas J Fleming · Da Capo Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping and insightful grand strategic overview of the American Revolution, highlighting Washington's role in orchestrating victory and creating the US ArmyLed by the Continental Congress, the Americans almost lost the war for independence because their military thinking was badly...
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Eastern Front Sniper: The Life of Matthäus Hetzenauer

Roland Kaltenegger · Greenhill Books
Pages: 149
Format: Hardcover

Eastern Front Sniper is a long overdue and comprehensive biography of one of World War II's most accomplished snipers.Mathäus Hetzenauer, the son of a Tyrolean peasant family, was born in December 1924\. He was drafted into the Mountain Reserve Battalian 140 at the age of 18 but discharged...
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Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion

Steve Fraser · Yale University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A uniquely personal yet deeply informed exploration of the hidden history of class in American life From the decks of the Mayflower straight through to Donald Trump's "American carnage," class has always played a role in American life. In this remarkable work, Steve Fraser...
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The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy.

Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents. John...
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Hitler's Collaborators: Choosing between bad and worse in Nazi-occupied Western Europe

Philip Morgan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Hitler's Collaborators focuses the spotlight on one of the most controversial and uncomfortable aspects of the Nazi wartime occupation of Europe: the citizens of those countries who helped Hitler. Although a widespread phenomenon, this was long ignored in the years after the war, when...
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It's Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear

Gregg Easterbrook · PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series of deeply troubling, even existential problems: fascism, terrorism, environmental...
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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris Naunton · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An exciting archeological exploration of ancient Egypt that examines the potential for discovering the remaining "lost" tombs of the pharaohs.

Tombs, mummies, and funerary items make up a significant portion of the archeological remains that survive ancient Egypt and have...

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Was Revolution Inevitable?: Turning Points of the Russian Revolution

Tony Brenton · Oxford University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Communism's rise and eventual fall in Eastern Europe is one of the great stories of the 20th century. Within this context, the Russian Revolution's role and legacy overshadows all else. In Was Revolution Inevitable?, former British Ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton has gathered...
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The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany

James M. Beidler · Family Tree Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Delve into your German heritage! With these 100-plus full-color maps, you can view German border changes throughout the centuries, allowing you to find your German hometown and records of your German ancestors.
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Vietnam's American War: A History

Pierre Asselin · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

Communist forces in the Vietnam War lost most battles and suffered disproportionally higher casualties than the United States and its allies throughout the conflict. The ground war in South Vietnam and the air war in the North were certainly important in shaping the fates of the victors...
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