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The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State

Lizhi Fang · Henry Holt and Company
Format: Print book

"A long-awaited memoir by the celebrated physicist whose clashes with the Chinese regime helped inspired the Tiananmen Square protests describes how in spite of his scientific contributions he was sentenced to hard labor for decades and eventually sought asylum from the U.S., "--NoveList.
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Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar

EÃŒ?dvard RadzinskiiÃŒ? · Free Press
Pages: 462
Format: Paperback

Edvard Radzinsky is justly famous as both a biographer and a dramatist, and he brings both skills to bear in this vivid, page-turning, rich portrait of one of the greatest of all Romanovs. Alexander II was Russia's Lincoln -- he freed the serfs, promised a new, more liberal state for everyone,...
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Sherman's Ghosts: Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War

Matthew Carr · The New Press
Format: Hardcover

To know what war is, one should follow our tracks, General William T. Sherman once wrote to his wife, describing the devastation left by his armies in Georgia. Shermans Ghosts is an investigation of the tracks left by the wars fought by the American military in the 150 years since Shermans...
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The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

Graeme Smith · Counterpoint
Pages: 298
Format: Print book

With a new foreword by the author, The Dogs are Eating Them Now is a highly personal narrative of our war in Afghanistan and how it went dangerously wrong. Written by a respected and fearless former foreign correspondent who has won multiple awards for his journalism (including an Emmy...
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Blood Brotherhoods: A History of Italy's Three Mafias

John Dickie · PublicAffairs
Pages: 748
Format: Hardcover

MAFIA. CAMORRA. 'NDRANGHETA.The Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra from Naples; and, from the poor and isolated region of Calabria, the mysterious 'ndrangheta,...
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Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best

Susan E Eaton · The New Press, 2016.
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Integration Nation takes readers on a spirited and compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America's xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members of their new communities. In Utah,...
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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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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

The companion book to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s PBS series, And Still I Rise - a timeline and chronicle of the past fifty years of black history in the U.S. in more than 350 photos.Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White...
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Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans

Malcolm Gaskill · Basic Books; 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

In the 1600s, over 350,000 intrepid English men, women, and children migrated to America, leaving behind their homeland for an uncertain future. Whether they settled in Jamestown, Salem, or Barbados, these migrants - entrepreneurs, soldiers, and pilgrims alike - faced one incontrovertible...
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