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Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

Rebecca Erbelding · Doubleday
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save...
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The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine

Bernard Regan · Verso
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of PalestineOn November 2, 1917, the British government, represented by Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour, declared that they were in favor of "the establishment in Palestine of a national home...
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On Grand Strategy

JOHN LEWIS GADDIS · Penguin Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decadesJohn Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian of the Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught grand strategy at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill...
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The Beekeeper:Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

DUNYA MIKHAIL · New Directions
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The true story of a beekeeper who risks his life to rescue enslaved women from DaeshSince 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won't convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women.The Beekeeper,...
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Never Remember: Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia

MASHA GESSEN · Columbia Global Reports
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A haunting literary and visual journey deep into Russia's past -- and present. The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist terror, the geography of the Gulag...
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Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit and Power

ELLEN R WALD · Pegasus Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A history of the most profitable company in the world, Saudi Aramco, and the story behind the family that ruthlessly maneuvered to control this multi-trillion dollar enterprise.The Saudi royal family and Aramco leadership are, and almost always have been, motivated by ambitions of long-term...
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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author...
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The Island that Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and its Rival Puritan Colony

TOM FEILING · Melville House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The lost history of the Mayflower's sister ship and the doomed rival Puritan Colony it hoped to establish in the Caribbean.The Island that Disappeared tells, for the first time, the story of the passengers aboard the Mayflower's sister ship (the Seaflower) who in 1630 founded...
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New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers

JOHN BUTMAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Three generations of English merchant adventurers-not the Pilgrims, as we have so long believed-were the earliest founders of America. Profit-not piety-was their primary motive. Some seventy years before the Mayflower sailed, a small group of English merchants formed "The Mysterie,...
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The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld

TJ English · William Morrow
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America's top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne.By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot;...
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