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Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Steve Inskeep · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men - President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross - who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center...
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Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion

George M. Taber · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In the highly anticipated new book from the bestselling author of Judgement of Paris, George M. Taber reveals the integral role gold played in World War II, from its influence on the Nazi war machine to the ultimate triumph by the Allies and the fall of BerlinA USA Today "New and Notable"...
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Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

CATHERINE KERRISON · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.
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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink

Anthony McCarten · Harper Perennial
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister - soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman."He was speaking to the nation, the world,...
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Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, DC

J.D. Dickey · Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Washington DC gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples a pulsing hub of political power and prowess But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen Before America became a world power in the twentieth century Washington City was an eyesore...
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My Salinger Year

Joanna Rakoff · Vintage
Format: Book

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate...
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American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest

Hannah Nordhaus · Harper
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning journalist and author of The Beekeeper's Lament attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia--whose ghost is said to haunt an elegant hotel in Santa Fe - in this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West.The dark-eyed...
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The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

Robert B. Baer · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

What is the definition of assassination? Robert B. Baer's boss at the CIA once told him, "It's a bullet with a man's name on it." Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting without social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most...
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The Legend of Marathon: Retracing the Ancient Battle and Epic Run that Inspired the World's Greatest Foot Race

Dean Karnazes · Rodale Books
Format: Hardcover

Historians have long called Marathon the greatest battle in history, as the shape and direction of our modern world was dependent upon its outcome. If such is the case, it is not overreaching to consider Pheidippides's historic run to be one of the greatest athletic feats of all time.The...
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The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid

WILL BARDENWERPER · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

STEPHEN GREENBLATT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Stephen Greenblatt -- Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World -- investigates the life of one of humankind's greatest stories.Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam...
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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow...
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