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The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Fortune in the American West

GREGORY CROUCH · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode - the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.Born in 1831, John...
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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Helen Thorpe · Scribner
Format: Kindle Edition

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" ( The New Yorker ), and "masterful" ( Booklist ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their...
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Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History

Thomas Reinertsen Berg · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A heavily illustrated four-color history of mapmaking across centuries--a must-read for history buffs and armchair travelers. Theater of the World offers a fascinating history of mapmaking, using the visual representation of the world through time to tell a new story about world history...
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The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War

A. J. Baime · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 364
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times BestsellerA dramatic, intimate narrative of how Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes that would mean the difference between winning and losing World War II.
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The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

John C. McManus · NAL; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division's harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach - acclaimed historian John C. McManus has written a gripping history that will stand as the last word on this titanic battle. Nicknamed the Big Red One, 1st Division had fought...
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These Truths: A History of the United States

JILL LEPORE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas -- "these truths," Jefferson called them -- political equality,...
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Zero Footprint: The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, And the World's Most Dangerous Places

Simon Chase · Little, Brown, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting.Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions--this is the life of today's private military contractor. Like author Simon Chase, many PMCs were once the world's top military...
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Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World

Prof. James E. Cronin · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

The Second World War created and the Cold War sustained a “special relationship” between America and Britain, and the terms on which that decades-long conflict ended would become the foundation of a new world order. In this penetrating analysis, a new history of recent global...
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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese...
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The Great Rescue: American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and Saving Europe During WWI

PETER HERNON · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of America's entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe - a unique war history that offers a fresh, compelling look at this epic time.When war broke out in Europe...
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Henry's Men: And the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Henry VIII is best known in history for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. However, as acclaimed historian Tracy Borman makes clear in her illuminating new chronicle of Henry's life, his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by the men who surrounded and interacted...
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Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

Mary Jennings Hegar · New American Library
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE"Shoot Like a Girl is a must-read about an American patriot whose courage and determination will have a lasting impact on the future of our Armed Forces and the nation." - Senator John McCainOn June 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings...
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Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime

Val McDermid · Grove Press
Format: Hardcover

Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become...
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The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself

Andrew Pettegree · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 445
Format: Print book

Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip, civic ceremony, celebration, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought...
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