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The Trade: My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping

Jere Van Dyk · PublicAffairs
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In 2008, American journalist Jere Van Dyk was kidnapped and held for 45 days. At the time, he had no idea who his kidnappers were. They demanded a ransom and the release of three of their comrades from Guantanamo, yet they hinted at their ties to Pakistan and to the Haqqani network, a uniquely...
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An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Paul Ortiz · Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rightsSpanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the "Global South"...
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Abraham Lincoln Civil War Stories: Second Edition: Heartwarming Stories About Our Most Beloved President

Joe L Wheeler · Howard Books
Pages: 372
Format: Paperback

This new edition of this classic collection of stories about Abraham Lincoln includes rewritten introductions to each story that draw relevancies and lessons from this great man of leadership and apply them to the political climate of today.Each story in this rare and beautiful heirloom...
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The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East

Adam Valen Levinson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most.Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson sets out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized...
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The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address

JOSEPH RODOTA · William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In the vein of The Residence and This Town, this absorbing history features a remarkable cast of politicians, journalists, socialites, and spies who made the Watergate the most famous - and some say infamous - private address in Washington.Opened in 1965 and located along the Potomac River...
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The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles

GARY KRIST · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A vivid account of the creation of modern Los Angeles, a city born from the fantasies of strong-willed visionaries, from bestselling author and masterful storyteller Gary Krist. Now in paperback.Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California was sleepy semi-desert farmland....
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This Day in Presidential History

PAUL BRANDUS · Bernan Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

For reference librarians, journalists, social media managers, history buffs, and more, a treasure trove of information about the US presidency for each day of the year from the popular, award-winning White House journalist Paul Brandus. The Atlantic calls Brandus "one of the top Washington...
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

SIMON WINCHESTER · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement - precision - in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.The rise of manufacturing...
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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully...
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Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar

Virginia Vallejo · Vintage
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

A revealing memoir of Colombian television journalist Virginia Vallejo's affair with the "King of Cocaine," notorious Medellin drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. At 33, Virginia Vallejo was part of the media...
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