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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

ALVIN JACKSON · Oxford University Press
Pages: 800
Format: Paperback

The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together...
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The Koran in English: A Biography

Bruce B Lawrence · Princeton University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century; to many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation. Yet English translations exist and are growing,...
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It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan

Tracy Crow · Potomac Books, Inc
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring anthology is the first to convey the rich experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words - from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier,...
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Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans

JIM STAVRIDIS · PENGUIN Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world's most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial...
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Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening

Manal Sharif · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A ferociously intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women's right to drive.Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold....
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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

FRED KAPLAN · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed biographer, with a thought-provoking exploration of how Abraham Lincoln's and John Quincy Adams' experiences with slavery and race shaped their differing viewpoints, provides both perceptive insights into these two great presidents and a revealing perspective on race...
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1944 Diary

Hans Keilson · Farrar
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

An account of the Nazi-occupied Netherlands from one of Europe's most powerful chroniclers of the HolocaustIn 2010, FSG published two novels set in World War II by the German Jewish psychoanalyst Hans Keilson: The Death of the Adversary (1959) and Comedy in a Minor Key (1944) . With...
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A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century

PAUL KENGOR · Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Pages: 648
Format: Hardcover

A Singular Bond That Changed HistoryEven as historians credit ­Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders.Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author...
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The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid

WILL BARDENWERPER · SCRIBNER
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A book that, in the haunting tradition of In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song, lifts away the top layer of evil and finds complexity beneath, this is the bizarre tale of twelve young American soldiers who are deployed to Iraq in the summer of 2006. Rather than fight the enemy in combat,...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...
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