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Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

Michael Farquhar · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic and author Michael Farquhar uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery...
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Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

Rob Brotherton · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

'A first class book' Sunday Times We're all conspiracy theorists. Some of us just hide it better than others. Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part) . They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid fringes of society with bizarre ideas about...
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Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution

Giles Milton · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover

In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II--a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that...
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The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World

Jeffrey Kluger · Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center...
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In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond

Robert D Kaplan · Random House
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world's Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe's frontier countries - and a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe's fate in the postmodern...
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A Patriot's History® of the Modern World, Vol. I: From America’s Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945

Larry Schweikart · Sentinel
Format: Hardcover

Americas story from 1898 to 1945 is nothing less than the triumph of American exceptionalism over liberal progressivism, despite a few temporary victories by the latter.Conservative historian Larry Schweikart has won wide acclaim for his number one New York Times bestseller, A Patriots...
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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

Kate Williams · Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

From CNN’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and with it, an empire.   Their love was legendary, their ambition...
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So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead

David Browne · Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

Fifty years after they first came together and changed the sound of rock 'n' roll, the Grateful Dead remain one of rock's most beloved bands - a musical and cultural phenomenon that spans generations and paved the way for everything from the world of jam bands and the idea of independently...
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Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Gary Krist · Crown; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans'...
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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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The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love"

Flora Fraser · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A full-scale portrait of the marriage of the father and mother of our country - and of the struggle for independence that he led The Washingtons' long union begins in colonial Virginia in 1759, when George Washington woos and weds Martha Dandridge Parke Custis, a pretty, charming, and very...
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The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Carlotta Gall · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 329
Format: Hardcover

Carlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation, beginning shortly after 9/11. She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people, and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government...
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Gaza: A History

Jean-Pierre Filiu · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Gaza has become synonymous with conflict and dispute. Though only slightly larger than Omaha, Nebraska at 140 square miles, the small territory of Gaza has been a hot spot for bitter disputes between sparring powers for millennia, from the Ancient Egyptians up until the British Empire and even...
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