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George Washington: The Crossing

Jack E. Levin · Threshold Editions; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The 1 New York Times bestselling book for many weeks, Jack Levin presents a beautifully designed account of George Washingtons historic crossing of the Delaware River and the decisive Battle of Trenton, with a foreword by his son, 1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark...
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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History

Orlando Figes · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the author of A People's Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreamsIn this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian...
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The Disinherited: A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal

Robert Sackville-West · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

In the small hours of the morning of June 3, 1914, a woman and her husband were found dead in a sparsely furnished apartment in Paris. Only when the identity of the couple was revealed in the English press a fortnight later did the full story emerge. The man, Henry Sackville-West, had shot...
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick · Viking
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

From the author of the forthcoming book, Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard, premiering on December 11, 2015 "With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail...
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Pueblo deco

Carla Breeze · Rizzoli International Publications
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Beautiful color photographs and a descriptive text survey examples of an architecture and design style developed in the southwestern US in the early 20th century. A design style that combines Old West motifs from Indian and Hispanic culture with art deco sensibilities.
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics' Top Book of 2016Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for NonfictionOne of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head OnNPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016's Great ReadsSan Francisco Chronicle's Best...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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FIGHTING WITH THE FILTHY THIRTEEN: The World War II Story of Jack Womer-Ranger and Paratrooper

Jack Womer · Casemate
Format: Hardcover

In 2004 the world was first introduced to The Filthy Thirteen, a book describing the most notorious squad of fighting men in the 101st Airborne Division (and the inspiration for the movie "The Dirty Dozen").In this long awaited work one of the squad's integral members-and...
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Submarines at War: The History of the American Silent Service

Edwin Palmer Hoyt · Stein & Day Pub
Pages: 329
Format: Hardcover

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The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory · Amistad
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

NAACP 2017 Image Award WinnerWith his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.A friend of luminaries including...
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Bodie: California Ghostown

Brian Leng · Authorhouse
Pages: 35
Format: Print book

The town of Bodie, was to say the least was an exciting and exhilarating place in its hey- day where people were came with hopes and dreams of a better way of life. It's now a testament to what life was like during the California Gold Rush days. Hopefully it will remain a reminder of days...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Karen Abbott · Harper
Pages: 513
Format: Hardcover

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and "pioneer of sizzle history" (USA Today) , tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating...
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Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Sven Beckert · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEPULITZER PRIZE FINALISTThe epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding...
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 606
Format: Print book

A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride...
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