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Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World
Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

ALEC RYRIE · VIKING
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Protestant Christianity began with one stubborn monk in 1517. Now it covers the globe and includes almost a billion people. On the 500th anniversary of Luther's theses, a global history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world Five hundred years ago an obscure monk challenged...
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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953
Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Simon Ings · Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Scientists throughout history, from Galileo to today's experts on climate change, have often had to contend with politics in their pursuit of knowledge. But in the Soviet Union, where the ruling elites embraced, patronized, and even fetishized science like never before, scientists lived...
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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

Frances FitzGerald · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize­-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election.The evangelical movement began in the revivals of the eighteenth...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Daniels Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations
Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

John P Avlon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

George Washington's Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a "parting friend" to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars.Once celebrated as civic scripture, more widely reprinted...
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Was Revolution Inevitable?: Turning Points of the Russian Revolution
Was Revolution Inevitable?: Turning Points of the Russian Revolution

Tony Brenton · Oxford University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Communism's rise and eventual fall in Eastern Europe is one of the great stories of the 20th century. Within this context, the Russian Revolution's role and legacy overshadows all else. In Was Revolution Inevitable?, former British Ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton has gathered...
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Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928
Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928

Stephen Anthony Smith · Oxford University Press
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian Steve...
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The Bible for Grown-Ups: A New Look at the Good Book
The Bible for Grown-Ups: A New Look at the Good Book

Simon Loveday · Icon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Bible for Grown-Ups neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible - a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out.Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other?...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War
Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's...
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present
Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful...
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