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Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal

Eric K. Washington · Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal's Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads. In a feat of remarkable research and timely reclamation, Eric K. Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H. Williams (1878-1948)...
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Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State

Nick Neely · Counterpoint
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Braiding nature and humanity, past and present, urban sprawl and rural landscapes in surprising and serendipitous ways, author Nick Neely follows the trail of the first overland Spanish expedition into California 250 years later In Alta California, Nick Neely chronicles his 650-mile trek...
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The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades

Roger Crowley · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks,...
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Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of Christianity

Bergsma, John · Image
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

John Bergsma presents a major new work on the Dead Sea Scrolls by showing how the mysterious ancient writings reveal more fully the Jewish roots of Christianity. From award-winning scholar John Bergsma comes an illuminating book that reveals new insights on the Essenes, a radical Jewish...
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Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages

Jack Hartnell · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

With wit, wisdom, and a sharp scalpel, Jack Hartnell dissects the medieval body and offers a remedy to our preconceptions.Just like us, medieval men and women worried about growing old, got blisters and indigestion, fell in love, and had children. And yet their lives were full of miraculous...
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Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power

Pekka Hämäläinen · Yale University Press
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty‑first century. Pekka Hämäläinen...
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America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

Erika Lee · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impactThe United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika...
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A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History

Berkman, Seth · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The inspiring, unlikely story of the American, Canadian, South Korean and even North Korean women who joined together to form Korea's first Olympic ice hockey team.Two weeks before the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea's women's hockey team was forced...
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I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon

Toure · Atria Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

An expansive and insightful exploration of one of the most iconic and electrifying artists ever, this book reveals the stunning, multi-generational influence and appeal of Prince and his revered music - from celebrated journalist, author, and host of the popular podcast The Touré Show.Infused...
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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

Lara Maiklem · Liveright
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A quixotic journey through London's past, Mudlark plumbs the banks of the Thames to reveal the stories hidden behind the archaeological remnants of an ancient city.Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert "mudlarker" Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking....
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