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Biohistory: Decline and Fall of the West

Jim Penman · Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages: 283
Format: Paperback

Western civilisation is on a path to destruction. In coming decades, economies will shrink, democracy will retreat and nations crumble. The long-term result will be grinding poverty, superstition and disease. This isn't scaremongering it is science. In Biohistory: The Decline and Fall...
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Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

LEIGH MONTVILLE · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An insightful portrait of Muhammed Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military - and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative...
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Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I

Nick Lloyd · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Passchendaele. The name of a small, seemingly insignificant Flemish village echoes across the twentieth century as the ultimate expression of meaningless, industrialized slaughter. In the summer of 1917, upwards of 500,000 men were killed or wounded, maimed, gassed, drowned, or buried in this...
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The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine

Nathan Thrall · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In a myth-busting analysis of the world's most intractable conflict, a star of Middle East reporting, "one of the most important writers" in the field (The New York Times) , argues that only one weapon has yielded progress: force.Scattered over the territory between the Jordan...
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Objects of Devotion: Religion in Early America

Peter Manseau · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Objects of Devotion: Religion in Early America tells the story of religion in the United States through the material culture of diverse spiritual pursuits in the nation's colonial period and the early republic. The beautiful, full-color companion volume to a Smithsonian National...
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Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Thomas E Ricks · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alikeBoth George Orwell and Winston Churchill...
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Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

Christopher Knowlton · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention...
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Law & Disorder: The Chaotic Birth of the NYPD

Bruce Chadwick · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly. Without any real law enforcement for almost 200 years, the city was a lawless place where the crime rate was triple what it is today and the murder rate was five or six times...
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The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Michael Wallis · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America's westward expansion."WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!"In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local...
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Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

WILLIAM HOGELAND · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The forgotten story of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Indian warIn 1783, with the signing of the Peace of Paris, the American Revolution was complete. And yet even as the newly independent United States secured peace with Great Britain, it found itself losing an escalating...
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