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12 Years a Slave

Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York State in 1841, Solomon Northup was drugged and kidnapped. His life in jeopardy, he was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken ..

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30-Second New York: The 50 Key Visions, Events and Architects That Shaped the City, Each Explained in Half a Minute

New York never sleeps, they say, and 30-Second New York offers up an energetic tour of the city, looking at its founding fathers (and mothers), at key events in its history, and at the buildings and p..

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Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood

For a half century or more, black people have labored under the spell of what Jesse Lee Peterson calls the -alchemists.- These are the race hustlers, media hacks, politicians, community organizers and..

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Autobiography of Malcolm X

They called him the 'angriest black man in America' ...Celebrated and vilified the world over for his courageous but bitter fight to gain for millions of black men and women the equality and respect d..

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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confe..

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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

The American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbours against each other, as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. These were the ti..

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Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series "Legends and Lies: The Real West," a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know How did Davy ..

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Bill of the Century: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK FOR 2016 * NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, NEWSWEEK, KIRKUS, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY..

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Bolivar: The Epic Life of the Man Who Liberated South America

Simon Bolivar's life makes for one of history's most dramatic canvases, a colossal narrative filled with adventure and disaster, victory and defeat. This is the story not just of an extraordinary man ..

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Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution

On July 9, 1755, British and colonial troops under the command of General Edward Braddock suffered a crushing defeat to French and Native American enemy forces. The Battle of the Monongahela altered t..

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Brothers, The

During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Du..

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Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests

150 years after Confederation, Canada is known around the world for its social diversity and its commitment to principles of multiculturalism. But the road to contemporary Canada is a winding one, a s..

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Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the..

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Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History

From the First Battle of Bull Run to Lee s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautif..

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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Command and Control

Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhe..

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Covenant with Black America - Ten Years Later

In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with other leaders in the Black community to create a national plan of action to address the ten most crucial issues facing African Americans. The Covenant with Black A..

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Dark Money: How a Secretive Group of Billionaires is Trying to Buy Political Control in the US

The US is one of the largest democracies in the world - or is it?America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtuall..

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Death Of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

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Declarations of Havana

In response to the American administration's attempt to isolate Cuba, Fidel Castro delivered a series of speeches designed to radicalize Latin American society. As Latin America experiences more revol..

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Devil in Massachusetts

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Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

At the same time former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the top-secret Pentagon Papers, he also took with him a chilling cache of top secret documents related to America's nuclear p..

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Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World

An incisive portrait of the American landscape that shows how geography continues to determine America's role in the world--from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and Balkan Ghosts As..

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Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

In a sweeping narrative, Peter Cozzens tells the gripping story of the wars that destroyed native ways of life as the American nation continued its expansion onto tribal lands after the Civil War, set..

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Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History In a sweeping narrative, Peter Cozzens tells the gripping story of the wars that destroyed native ways of life as the American nation conti..

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Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans "other" civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of t..

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Empire's Crossroads: A New History of the Caribbean

In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its..

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Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World's Best-Documented UFO Incident
End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

In End of Days, James L. Swanson, the New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination-from the..

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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

You're entitled to your own opinion but not your own factsIf you want to understand Trump's America, how the lines between reality and illusion have become dangerously blurred, you have to go back to ..

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Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings histor..

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Give Me A Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea

America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution - or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After England's King George sent hundreds of ships to bottle up American harbours and prey on American shipping, Jo..

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Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town

In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses t..

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Grant

A dramatic portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of the book on which the astonishing musical Hamilton is..

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Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr today is an uncontroversial figure, and we tend to see him as a saint whose legacy is entirely uncomplicated. But in 1968, King was a polarizing figure, and his assassination was..

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Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America

The chilling, little-known story of the rise of Nazism in Los Angeles, and the Jewish leaders and spies they recruited who stopped it. No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles..

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Improbable Victory: the Campaigns, Battles and Soldiers of the American Revolution, 1775-83: In Association with the American Revolution Museum at

The American Revolution reshaped the political map of the world, and led to the birth of the United States of America. Yet these outcomes could have scarcely been predicted when the first shots were f..

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Incas: Lords of the Four Quarters

At its zenith it extended northward from the Inca capital Cuzco along the spine of the Andes to embrace most of modern Peru and Ecuador, and southward into Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. The sheer sca..

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning o..

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Janesville: An American Story

* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Winner * A New York Times Notable Book * NPR Best Books of 2017 "A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience" (Bob Woodward, ..

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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation. At the dawn of the nineteenth centur..

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JFK & The Unspeakable

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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

New York Times Bestseller (Expeditions) * THE "MASTERFUL CHRONICLE"* OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE LEGENDARY LOST CIVILIZATION OF THE MAYA--AN "ADVENTURE TALE THAT MAKES INDIANA JONES LOOK TAME"* In 1839, ..

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Korea: Where the American Century Began

This lucid book should be compulsory reading for anyone who wonders how the situation on the Korean peninsula has deteriorated to the point it is today. It demonstrates the truth of the axiom that unl..

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists

"[Kaplan] tells this story with precision and eloquence." -Seattle Times "An eye-opening biography from a trusted source on the topic." -Kirkus Review "Elegantly written and thoroughly resea..

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Little History of the United States

A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom ..

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Lost City of the Monkey God

Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumours have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden deep in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to e..

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Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

The Lynchingis the powerful, spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and the dramatic two trials during which the United Klans of America, the largest and most dangerous Klan or..

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Maryland Campaign of September 1862: Ezra A. Carman's Definitive Study of the Union and Confederate Armies at Antietam

Completed in the early 1900s, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 is still the essential source for anyone seeking understanding of the bloodiest day in all of American history. As the U.S. War De..

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Men Who United the States : The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America

From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation. For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - out of many, one - has been featured on..

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