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The Holocaust: A New History

LAURENCE REES · PublicAffairs
Pages: 552
Format: Hardcover

n June 1944, Freda Wineman and her family arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous Nazi concentration and death camp. After a cursory look from an SS doctor, Freda's life was spared and her mother was sent to the gas chambers. Freda only survived because the Allies won the war--the...
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The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

Skip Hollandsworth · Picador Usa
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885 In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884,...
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The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China

Philip Ball · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water has been so integral to China's culture, economy, and growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history....
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The Unruly City: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

MIKE RAPPORT · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century - Paris, London, and New York - all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War,...
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The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699

Ian Mortimer · Pegasus Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The past is another country - this is your guidebook, from nationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England. Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys's diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares....
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Compassionate Soldier: Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor from the Battlefield

Jerry Borrowman · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global...
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My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir

Jessica B Harris · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era - the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia.In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies,...
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The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Charlie English · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer...
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The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die

Keith Payne · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The Broken Ladder is an important, timely, and beautifully written account of how inequality affects us all." - Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank PinkA timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral...
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Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth

Holger Hoock · Crown Publishing
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's foundingThe American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their...
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