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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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The Hundred Years War: A People's History

Dr. David Green · Yale University Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Hundred Years War 13371453 dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways...
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Jane Austen's Country Life: Uncovering the rural backdrop to her life, her letters and her novels

Deirdre Le Faye · Frances Lincoln
Pages: 269
Format: Print book

Jane Austen lived for nearly all her life in two Hampshire villages: for 25 years in her birthplace of Steventon, and then for the last 8 years of her life in Chawton, during which she wrote and published her great novels. While there are plenty of books describing her periods of urban...
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The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

Gerald Horne · NYU Press
Pages: 363
Format: Hardcover

The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated...
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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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Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

Catherine Bailey · Penguin Books
Format: Book

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest familiesFans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s...
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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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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Boris Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth...
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The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe

Michael Pye · Pegasus Books
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

An epic adventure ranging from the terror of the Vikings to the golden age of cities: Michael Pye tells the amazing story of how modernity emerged on the shores of the North Sea. Saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, artists and intellectuals: they all criss-crossed the grey North...
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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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Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home

Joe Klein · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

This is the true story of two decorated combat veterans linked by tragedy, who come home from the Middle East and find a new way to save their comrades and heal their country.In Charlie Mike, Joe Klein tells the dramatic story of Eric Greitens and Jake Wood, larger-than-life war heroes...
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The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall

Mary Elise Sarotte · Basic Books
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

On the night of November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall - infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe - seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates...
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National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear

David Rothkopf · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

In the wake of 911, America and its people have experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nations recent history. Buffeted by challenges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the financial crisis, from Washington dysfunction to the rise of China and the dawn of the era of cyber...
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Waterloo: The Aftermath

Paul O'Keeffe · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Published for the 200th anniversary of the battle, the groundbreaking new account of the last days of the Napoleonic Wars In the early morning hours of June 19, 1815, more than 50,000 men and 7,000 horses lay dead and wounded on a battlefield just south of Brussels. In the hours, days,...
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