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  • 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, Paperback
    A companion book to The History Channel(r) special series of ten one-hour documentaries 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America pinpoints pivotal days that transformed our nation. For the series and the book, The History Channel challenged a panel of leading historians, including author Steven M. ..
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  • 100 Amazing Facts about the Negro with Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro, Paperback
    First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers' columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley's popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items f..
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  • 1066 and Before All That: The Battle of Hastings, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Hardcover
    A riveting account of the most consequential year in English history, marked by bloody conflict with invaders on all sides. 1066 is the most famous date in history, and with good reason, since no battle in medieval history had such a devastating effect on its losers as the Battle of Hastings, which ..
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  • 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, Paperback
    The New York Times bestselling ``spellbinding true-life story`` (USA TODAY) of a United States Special Forces team deployed to the war-ravaged Afghanistan mountains in the weeks immediately following 9/11, overcoming great odds to become heroes of our era--now a major motion picture from Jerry Bruck..
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  • 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, Paperback
    ``A thrilling action ride of a book`` (The New York Times Book Review)--from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere January 19, 2018--the New York Times bestselling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11. Previously ..
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  • 1215 and All That: Magna Carta and King John, Hardcover
    1215 is one of the most famous dates in English history, and with good reason, since it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and the English barons, which altered the entire course of English and world history. John Lackland was born to King Henry II and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitane in ..
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  • 1491: Una Nueva Historia de la Americas Antes de Colon, Paperback
    Tradicionalmente, nos han ensenado que los primeros habitantes de America entraron en el continente atravesando el estrecho de Bering doce mil anos antes de la llegada de Colon. Se daba por supuesto que eran bandas reducidas y nomadas, y que vivian sin alterar la tierra. Pero, durante los ultimos tr..
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  • 1668: The Year of the Animal in France, Hardcover
    The poet Jean de La Fontaine famously dedicated his Fables in 1668 to Louis XIV's son, declaring in verse that ``animals I choose/to proffer lessons that we all might use.`` Less well known is that La Fontaine's Fables appeared within a peak moment of cultural production about animals, the work of a..
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  • 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History, Paperback
    For fans of the Netflix series The Crown, a meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II--now in paperback. Andrew Morton tells the story of the fe..
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  • 1795 to the Present, Paperback
    The most comprehensive survey of Polish history available in English, God's Playground demonstrates Poland's importance in European history from medieval times to the present. Abandoning the traditional nationalist approach to Polish history, Norman Davies instead stresses the country's rich multina..
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  • 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, Hardcover
    In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America s clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow w..
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  • 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, Paperback
    **New York Times Bestseller** Jay Winik brings to life in "gripping" detail (The New York Times Book Review) the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt. 1944 was a year that could have stymied the A..
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  • 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, Hardcover
    The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair was the largest international exhibition ever built in the United States. More than one hundred fifty pavilions and exhibits spread over six hundred forty-six acres helped the fair live up to its reputation as ``the Billion-Dollar Fair.`` With the cold war in full..
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  • 1967: The Year of Fire and Ice, Hardcover
    Blazing hot meets icy cool in a momentous year in US history On New Year's Day in 1967, the 200 million Americans who lived in the United States were about to experience a fascinating, exciting, and sometimes bewildering twelve months that for many formed an iconic portion of their lives. Despite th..
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  • 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh, Hardcover
    The war of 1971 was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since its partition in 1947. At one swoop, it led to the creation of Bangladesh, and it tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. The Line of Control in Kashmir, the nuclear..
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  • 200 Quick Looks at Florida History, Paperback
    Learn 200 quick, painless history lessons in one thoroughly researched book. An indispensable guide for Florida students, newcomers, and old-timers alike. Florida has a long and complex and very interesting history, but few of us have time to read it in depth. So here are 200 quick looks at Florida'..
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  • 200,000 Miles Aboard the Destroyer Cotten, Paperback
    In mid-June 1943, Snelling Robinson, a 20-year-old Harvard graduate and newly commissioned ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve, joined the pre-commissioning crew of the Fletcher class destroyer USS Cotten. The new crew trained for the remainder of the summer and then sailed to Pearl Harbor in time to j..
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  • 365 Days, Paperback
    Assigned to Zama, an Army hospital in Japan in September 1968, Glasser arrived as a pediatrician in the U.S. Army Medical Corps to care for the children of officers and high-ranking government officials. The hospital's main mission, however, was to support the war and care for the wounded. ``They al..
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  • 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End, Paperback
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearIn August 1862, after suffering decades of hardship, broken treaties, and relentless encroachment on their land, the Dakota leader Little Crow reluctantly agreed that his people must go to war. After six weeks of fighting, the uprising was smashed, thousands of ..
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  • 50 Things You Should Know about the Civil War, Paperback
    In 1860, the North and the South of the United States were very different societies. The North had abolished slavery in the early 19th century, while the South still relied on slaves to work on its farms and plantations. The first chapter will set the scene, showing how simmering tensions over the r..
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  • A Brief History of Japan: Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun, Paperback
    This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion. First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Mar..
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  • A Brief History of Russia, Paperback
    Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, this book provides a comprehensive account of this vast country's history. It includes coverage on the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; and the reign of terror by Iva..
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  • A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire, Hardcover
    Weird, decadent, degenerate, racially mixed, superstitious, theocratic, effeminate, and even hyper-literate, Byzantium has long been regarded by many as one big curiosity. According to Voltaire, it represented ``a worthless collection of miracles, a disgrace for the human mind``; for Hegel, it was `..
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  • A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America, Hardcover
    When Europeans first arrived in North America, they faced a cold new world. The average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia, and its effects were stark and unpredictable: blizzards and deep freezes, droughts and famines, and winters when even the Rio Grande froze. This period ..
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  • A Concise History of Greece, Paperback
    Now re-issued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. The current economic crisis has marked a turning point in the countr..
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  • A Concise History of Italy, Paperback
    Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction charts the country's history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day and surveys..
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  • A Concise History of Russia, Paperback
    Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new ma..
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  • A Concise History of the Caribbean, Paperback
    A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of slaver..
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  • A Concise History of the Middle East, Paperback
    An introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. This book explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture..
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  • A Concise History of the Netherlands, Paperback
    The Netherlands is known among foreigners today for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age paintings and its experimentation in social policies such as cannabis and euthanasia. Yet the historical background for any of these quintessentially Dutch achievements is often unfamiliar to outsiders. ..
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  • A Crime in the Family: A World War II Secret Buried in Silence--And My Search for the Truth, Hardcover
    In the spring of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they wal..
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  • A Culinary History of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites & More, Hardcover
    Iowa s delectable cuisine is quintessentially midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizz..
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  • A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War, Hardcover
    A groundbreaking reassessment of the crucial but unrecognized roles Germany's Jews played at home and at the front during World War I This book is the first to offer a full account of the varied contributions of German Jews to Imperial Germany's endeavors during the Great War. Historian Tim Grady ex..
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  • A Dictionary of Family History: The Genealogists' ABC, Paperback
    Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac - Jonathan Scott's Dictionary of Family History doesn't claim to be exhaustive, but it is practical, easy to use, entertaining and genuinely informative. It is the kind of book you can dip into or use as a starting point for deeper study, and it is th..
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  • A Disability History of the United States, Paperback
    The first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation. Covering the entirety of US history from pre-1492 to the present, A Disab..
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  • A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War, Hardcover
    Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for NonfictionWinner of the Freedom to Read AwardWinner of the Hubert Evans PrizeIn the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and fri..
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  • A Few Planes for China: The Birth of the Flying Tigers, Hardcover
    On December 7, 1941, the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into armed conflict with Japan. In the following months, the Japanese seemed unbeatable as they seized American, British, and European territory across the Pacific: the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Dutch Eas..
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  • A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920, Paperback
    With America's current and ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor and the constant threat of the disappearance of the middle class, the Progressive Era stands out as a time when the middle class had enough influence on the country to start its own revolution. Before the Progressive Era most..
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  • A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949, Hardcover
    A gripping narrative of the Truman Administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949--an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. In the opening months of 1949, U.S. President Harry..
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  • A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940, Paperback
    In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true m..
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  • A General History of the Pyrates, Paperback
    Famed for his enduring fictional masterpieces Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe also possessed considerable expertise in maritime affairs. As a commission merchant, importer, shipowner, and an active journalist who reported ``ship news`` and interviewed surviving pirates, Defoe achieve..
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  • A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II, Paperback
    This is the story of an isolated community in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley that conspired to save the lives of 3,500 Jews under the noses of the Germans and the soldiers of Vichy France. It is the story of a pacifist Protestant pastor who broke laws and defied orders to protect the lives of..
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  • A Great Day to Fight Fire: Mann Gulch, 1949, Paperback
    Mann Gulch, Montana, 1949. Sixteen men ventured into hell to fight a raging wildfire; only three came out alive. Searing the fire into the nation's consciousness, Norman Maclean chronicled the Mann Gulch tragedy in his award-winning book Young Men and Fire. Still, the silence of the victims' familie..
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  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, Hardcover
    THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fig..
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  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, Paperback
    THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fig..
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  • A History Lover's Guide to New York City, Hardcover
    New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk b..
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  • A History Lover's Guide to New York City, Paperback
    New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk b..
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  • A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.: Designed for Democracy, Hardcover
    This tour of the nation's capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through the federal district. Visit the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln's Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation ..
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