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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II
When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

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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Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ
Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ

Jimmy Settle · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"That Others May Live" is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska's 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured and freezing in the Alaskan wilderness or saving wounded Rangers and SEALS...
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The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe
The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe

James M. Beidler · Family Tree Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Explore Your German Ancestry!Follow your family tree back to its roots in Bavaria, Baden, Prussia, Hesse, Saxony, Wurttemburg and beyond. This in-depth genealogy guide will walk you step by step through the exciting journey of researching your German heritage, whether your ancestors came...
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Union true : stories and photos of the ancestors of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Mary Whitney Phelps Tent No. 22
Union true : stories and photos of the ancestors of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Mary Whitney Phelps Tent No. 22

Frances Carver Black · Litho Printers and Bindery
Pages: 483

The focal point of the book is the biographies of the members' ancestors. This volume contains biographies of 155 Civil War soldiers, including one female courier. Ancestors of Tent No. 22's members served in Home Guard county units, U.S. Volunteer artillery, cavalry, and infantry...
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The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark
The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark

Trae Crowder · Atria Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The Liberal Rednecks - a three-man stand-up comedy group doing scathing political satire - celebrate all that's good about the South while leading the Redneck Revolution and standing proudly blue in a sea of red.Smart, hilarious, and incisive, the Liberal Rednecks confront outdated...
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Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership
Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership

Andro Linklater · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Book

Barely two centuries ago, most of the world’s productive land still belonged either communally to traditional societies or to the higher powers of monarch or church. But that pattern, and the ways of life that went with it, were consigned to history by, Andro Linklater persuasively...
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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Ari Berman · Picador Usa
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington PostNamed a Best Book of the Year by NPR, The Boston Globe, and Kirkus Reviews (Best Nonfiction) Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been...
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Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home
Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home

Robert M. Poole · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

While On Hallowed Ground chronicled the history of the cemetery, Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery is the powerful contemporary biography of a five-acre plot where many of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan have been laid to rest alongside service members from earlier wars. Gifted...
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Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China
Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China

Roach. · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

The Chinese and U.S. economies have been locked in an uncomfortable embrace since the late 1970s. Although the relationship initially arose out of mutual benefits, in recent years it has taken on the trappings of an unstable codependence, with the two largest economies in the world losing...
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The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats
The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats

William Geroux · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." - Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the BoatOne of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were...
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Idiot's Guides: The Middle East Conflict
Idiot's Guides: The Middle East Conflict

Ph.D. Alan Axelrod · ALPHA
Format: Book

The Middle East is often a pressure cooker of upheaval and the threat of war. Complex dynamics are at work, both culturally and politically, and understanding conflict in this region starts with understanding both recent and ancient events. Noted history writer, Alan Axelrod, PhD, breaks...
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