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Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring

Alexander Rose · Bantam
Format: Kindle Edition

In the summer of 1778, General Washington needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy's battle plans. Washington's band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family...
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The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

Judith Flanders · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 556
Format: Hardcover

"Superb... Flanders's convincing and smart synthesis of the evolution of an official police force, fictional detectives, and real-life cause célèbres will appeal to devotees of true crime and detective fiction alike." -Publishers Weekly, starred reviewIn this fascinating...
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Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield

Jeremy Scahill · Nation Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestsellerNow also an Oscar-nominated documentaryIn Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders...
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The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives

Sasha Abramsky · Nation Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition
Format: Book

Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewFifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance....
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Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore

Jay Sekulow · Howard Books; annotated edition edition
Format: Print book

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON ISISJay Sekulow, one of Americas most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence could unleash a genocide of historic proportions.Recently,...
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War: What is it good for?: The role of conflict in civilisation, from primates to robots

Ian Morris · Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society--for the better"War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song--but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds,...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 613
Format: Hardcover

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's most...
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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space - a powerful, revelatory contribution that...
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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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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

Clara Bingham · Random House
Pages: 611
Format: Print book

The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionAs the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts...
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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

Not since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down has Mark Bowden written a book about a battle. His most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. By January 1968, despite an influx of half...
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Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheikhs, and the Battle Against al Qaeda

Bill Ardolino · Naval Institute Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

The cradle of an insurgency that plunged Iraq into years of chaos and bloodshed, Fallujah conjures up images of the brutal house-to-house fighting that occurred during the 2004 U.S. invasion of the iconic city. But attacks in the area actually peaked two years later, when American and Iraqi...
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One summer : America 1927

Bill Bryson · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Format: eBook

A-- The Jazz Singer All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bill Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. In that year America...
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