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We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

Roy Scranton · Soho Press
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback

An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and harrowing honesty. We're Doomed. Now What? penetrates to the very heart of our time. The time we've been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change--the...
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Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland

James D Robenalt · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

On July 23, 1968, police in Cleveland battled with black nationalists in a night of terror that saw 6 people killed and at least 15 wounded. The gun battle touched off days of heavy rioting. The question was whether the shootings were the result of a planned attack on white police, or a matter...
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Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg

TROY D HARMAN · Stackpole Books
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

For almost 100 years, analysis of the Gettysburg Campaign has been centered around a set of commonly held beliefs, among them an oversimplified view of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's goals for the battle. Author and Gettysburg National Military Park historian Troy D. Harman believes...
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Boston's Massacre

Eric Hinderaker · Belknap Press
Pages: 358
Format: Hardcover

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American...
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Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels

R. G. Grant · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

The world's most innovative and beautiful lighthouses built during seafaring's golden age, from 1700-1900.LIGHTHOUSE captures the romance in words and contemporary images of these isolated, life-saving towers, along with the incredible feats of engineering and inventiveness it took...
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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

CATE LINEBERRY · Picador
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

"A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls' astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting for their freedom. Lineberry has produced a triumph in this heroic...
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The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983

MARC AMBINDER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile...
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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

JOHN FEA · Eerdmans
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A historian's acute take on current American politics "Believe me" may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump's lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting the Christian heritage, the refrain is constant. And to the surprise of many, about eighty percent...
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The Stone Crusher: The True Story of a Father and Son's Fight for Survival in Auschwitz

Jeremy Dronfield · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his sixteen-year-old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They...
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