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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War

DAVID FISHER · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The newest installment in the New York Times #1 bestselling companion series to the Fox historical docudrama, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies; The Civil War is a pulse-quickening account of the deadliest war in American historyFrom the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's...
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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Nancy MacLean · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, change the Constitution, and curb democratic majority ruleBehind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government...
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The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Michael Wallis · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America's westward expansion."WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!"In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local...
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The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman · Harvard University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of how America's first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the U.S. Army. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander...
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The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Charlie English · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer...
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Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East

Rachel Aspden · Other Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Generation Revolution unravels the complex forces shaping the lives of four young Egyptians on the eve and in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and what their stories mean for the future of the Middle East. In 2003 Rachel Aspden arrived in Egypt as a 23-year-old journalist. She found a country...
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Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

John B. Boles · Basic Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From an eminent scholar of the American South, the first full-scale biography of Thomas Jefferson since 1970
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The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

Jack Shenker · The New Press
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

In The Egyptians, journalist Jack Shenker uncovers the roots of the uprising that succeeded in toppling Hosni Mubarak, one of the Middle East's most entrenched dictators, and explores a country now divided between two irreconcilable political orders. Challenging conventional analyses...
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Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang

Max Décharné · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This rollercoaster ride through the colorful history of slang -- from highwaymen to hip-hop -- is a fresh and exciting take on the subject: entertaining and authoritative without being patronizing, out-of-touch or voyeuristic. Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture,...
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Art Deco Sculpture

Alastair Duncan · Thames and Hudson
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking encyclopedic study of Art Deco sculpture from the 1920s and 1930s by the author of Art Deco CompleteThis book showcases and puts into historical context a host of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the decorative vernacular defined loosely today as "Art...
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