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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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Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America

Eighty percent of Americans have no British ancestors. According to David Hackett Fischer, however, their day-to-day lives are profoundly influenced by folkways transplanted from Britain to the New Wo..

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Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they c..

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America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization: A new investigation into the mysteries of the human past by the bestselling author of Fingerprin

Until very recently there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13,000 years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering l..

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America: The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898

An epic history of the Spanish empire in North America from 1493 to 1898 by Robert Goodwin, author of Spain: The Centre of the World. At the conclusion of the American Revolution, half the moder..

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America: The Farewell Tour

A profound and provocative examination of America in crisis, where unemployment, deindustrialization, and a bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in an epidemic of diseases of despair-drug abu..

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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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Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream

SELECTED AS A 2018 SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, I-PAPER AND THE BIG ISSUE 'Enormously entertaining' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fascinating' NEW STATESMAN 'Excoriating, brilliant' ALI SMITH ..

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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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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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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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Capitalism in America: A History

Where does prosperity come from, and how does it spread through a society? What role does innovation play in creating prosperity and why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democrati..

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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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Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution

A remarkable intellectual history of the slave revolts that made the modern revolutionary era Out of the grey expanse of official records in Spanish, English and French, The Common Wind provides a gri..

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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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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

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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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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El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America

For reasons of language and history, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, America has much old..

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Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World

The United States was once the hope of the world, a beacon of freedom and the defender of liberal democracy. Nations and peoples on all continents looked to America to stand up for the values that cre..

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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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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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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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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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How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

For a country that has always denied having dreams of empire, the United States owns a lot of overseas territory. America has always prided itself on being a champion of sovereignty and independence. ..

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Immortal Irishman, The: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

A dashing young orator during the Great Hunger of the 1840s, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony for life. But two..

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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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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating ye..

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In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power

For a decade America's share of the global economy has been in decline. Its diplomatic alliances are under immense strain, and any claim of moral leadership has been abandoned. America is still a colo..

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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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Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

George Washington's place in the foundations of the Republic remains unrivalled. His life story--from his beginnings as a surveyor and farmer, to colonial soldier in the Virginia Regiment, leader of t..

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Jamestown Brides: The Bartered Wives of the New World, The

In 1621, fifty-six English women crossed the Atlantic in response to the Virginia Company of London's call for maids 'young and uncorrupt' to make wives for the planters of its new colony in Virginia...

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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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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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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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Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America's Origin

For readers of Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower, a groundbreaking history that makes the case for replacing Plymouth Rock with Jamestown as America's founding myth. We all know the great Americ..

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