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Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II

James Holland · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into...
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The Deadly Deep: The Definitive History of Submarine Warfare

Iain Ballantyne · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of the submarine's evolution from its ancient beginnings to its culmination as the deadliest vessel ever invented.A fascinating and comprehensive account of how an initially ineffectual underwater boat -- originally derided and loathed in equal measure -- evolved...
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The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath

Garrett Peck · Pegasus Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A chronicle of the American experience during World War I and the unexpected changes that rocked the country in its immediate aftermath -- the Red Scare, race riots, women's suffrage, and Prohibition. The Great War's bitter outcome left the experience largely overlooked and forgotten...
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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Kevin M. Kruse · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama's presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s,...
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Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary

Louis Hyman · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy" --how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America.Every working person in the United...
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The Terracotta Warriors: Exploring the Most Intriguing Puzzle in Chinese History

EDWARD BURMAN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what remains hidden, and the fascinating theories that surround its creation.Exciting investigations in northwest China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor,...
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Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History

Thomas Reinertsen Berg · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A heavily illustrated four-color history of mapmaking across centuries--a must-read for history buffs and armchair travelers. Theater of the World offers a fascinating history of mapmaking, using the visual representation of the world through time to tell a new story about world history...
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Then They Came for Me: Martin Niemöller, the Pastor Who Defied the Nazis

Matthew D Hockenos · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Communist..." Few today recognize the name Martin Niemoller, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for Me, Matthew Hockenos traces Niemoller's evolution from a Nazi supporter...
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These Truths: A History of the United States

JILL LEPORE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. The American experiment rests on three ideas -- "these truths," Jefferson called them -- political equality,...
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Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life

Diarmaid MacCulloch · Viking
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in government, based on a decade of original archival research, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn"This a book that - and it's not often you can say this...
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