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Reconstruction: Voices from America's First Great Struggle for Racial Equality

Brooks D. Simpson · Library of America
Pages: 675
Format: Hardcover

The violent aftermath of the Civil War comes to dramatic life in this sweeping new collection of firsthand writing There are few periods in American history more consquential but less understood than Reconstruction, the tumultuous twelve years after Appomattox, when the battered nation...
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The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Simon Baatz · Mulholland Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that made the Gilded Age-and of the trial that shocked the world. In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, the pin-up girl and penniless young actress, dined with Stanford White, the legendary architect whose...
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Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

CATHERINE KERRISON · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.
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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

Anne Applebaum · Doubleday
Pages: 461
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes - the consequences of which still resonate todayIn 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization - in effect...
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The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

EDWARD L AYERS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian.Virginia's Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies...
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1917: War, Peace, and Revolution

D Stevenson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 430
Format: Hardcover

1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. In 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution, leading historian of World War I David Stevenson examines this crucial year in context and illuminates the century that followed. He shows...
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The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

Thomas Childers · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 651
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic story of the Third Reich - how Adolf Hitler and a core group of Nazis rose to power and plunged the world into a horrific war, perpetrating the genocidal Holocaust while sacrificing the lives of millions of ordinary Germans.In The Third Reich, Thomas Childers shows how the young...
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How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI, and the Success of a Revolution

TOM SHACHTMAN · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in How the French Saved America Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America.To the rebelling colonies, French assistance made the difference between looming defeat and eventual triumph....
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Revolution: The History of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo

PETER ACKROYD · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was -- again -- at war with France, a war that would end with...
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Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place - Pittsburgh, PA - from the 1920s through the 1950s.Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class...
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