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Media Nation: The Political History of News in Modern America

Bruce J. Schulman · University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the creation of newspapers with national reach in the late nineteenth century to the lightning-fast dispatches and debates of today's Internet, the media have played an enormous role in modern American politics. Scholars of political history universally concede the importance of this...
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A Concise History of Italy

Christopher Duggan · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 250
Format: Book

Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction charts the country's history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present...
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Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town

Kathleen Shafer · University of Texas Press
Pages: 204
Format: Hardcover

A small town in the vast desert of West Texas, Marfa attracts visitors from around the world to its art foundations and galleries, film and music festivals, and design and architecture symposiums. While newcomers sometimes see it as "another Santa Fe," long-time residents often...
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Searching for Golden Empires: Epic Cultural Collisions in Sixteenth-Century America

William K. Hartmann · University of Arizona Press; 4th edition
Format: Hardcover

This lively book recounts the explorations of the first generations of Spanish conquistadors and their Native allies. Author William K. Hartmann brings readers along as the explorers probe from Cuba to the Aztec capital of Mexico City, and then northward through the borderlands to New Mexico,...
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The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America's Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

Walter A. McDougall · Yale University Press
Pages: 424
Format: Print book

A fierce critique of civil religion as the taproot of America's bid for global hegemony Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter A. McDougall argues powerfully that a pervasive but radically changing faith that "God is on our side" has inspired U.S. foreign policy ever since...
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Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad

Eric Foner · W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 301
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
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SOE In France 1941-1945: An Official Account of the Special Operations Executive's French Circuits

Robert Bourne-Paterson · Frontline Books
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

In the archives of the Special Operations Executive lay a report compiled by a staff officer and former member of SOE's French Section, Major Robert Bourne-Patterson, that until recently could not be published. Because of the highly sensitive nature of the work undertaken by the SOE,...
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Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II

Bill Sloan · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The battle of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summer of 1944, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. If Japan lost possession of the island, all hope for victory would be lost. For the Americans, the island was the only obstacle between them and the Japanese mainland....
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Irish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ireland

Dermot McEvoy · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover

With Irish Miscellany, author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you’ve always had—or never knew you had—as he covers all aspects of Ireland. From Irish culture to ancient...
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God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America

Louis S. Warren · Basic Books
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In 1890, on Indian reservations across the West, followers of a new religion danced in circles until they collapsed into trances. In an attempt to suppress this new faith, the US Army killed over two hundred Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee Creek. Louis Warren's God's Red Son offers a startling...
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Dublin: The Making of a Capital City

David Dickson · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

Dublin has experienced great—and often astonishing—change in its 1,400 year history. It has been the largest urban center on a deeply contested island since towns first appeared west of the Irish Sea. There have been other contested cities in the European and Mediterranean...
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The Laws of Justice: How We Can Solve World Conflicts and Bring Peace

Ryuho Okawa · Irh Pr Co Ltd
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

How can we resolve conflicts in this world? Why is that we continue to live in a world of turmoil, when we all wish to live in a world of peace and harmony? Just in recent years, we've faced issues that jeopardize international peace and security, including the rise of ISIS, Syrian...
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Taking Your Place at the Table: The Art of Refusing to Be an Outsider

Joseph JB Bensmihen · Morgan James Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

Taking Your Place at the Table is the first of its kind on the art of becoming an insider. It focuses closely on three topics: 1) getting to the table -- moving from the outside to the inside; 2) using your insider status wisely once you get there; and 3) leaving the table gracefully...
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