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  • 1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina, Paperback
    With a new foreword by the author on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina--Chris Rose's New York Times bestselling collection: "A gripping book about life's challenges in post-Katrina New Orleans...packed with heart, honesty, and wit" (New Republic). Celebrated as a local classic and heaped wi..
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  • 100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present, Paperback
    From the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq, great battles have had an enormous impact on the shaping of history. Now, in this fully illustrated book, one hundred of the world's most important military confrontations are described in detail. 100 Deci..
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  • 1000 Amazing Facts about 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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  • 1000 Years of Annoying the French
    This is a new updated edition. Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Did the French write "God Save the Quee..
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  • 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History: The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle, Paperback
    Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasion..
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  • 102 Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, Paperback
    ""102 Minutes" does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, "A Night to Remember" . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling." Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "An Army at Dawn"Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant c..
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  • 1066: The Year of the Conquest, Paperback
    The year 1066 is one of the most important dates in the history of the Western world: the year William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings and changed England and the English forever. The events leading to-and following-this turning point in history are shrouded in mystery. ..
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  • 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, Paperback
    In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic hea..
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  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, Hardcover
    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREThe harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi.13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Comp..
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  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America, Paperback
    On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to -proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas.- When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chao..
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  • 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West, Paperback
    Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable and comprehensive account of the battle between ..
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  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Hardcover
    A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus's landing had crossed the Bering Strait..
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  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Paperback
    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wildernes..
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  • 1776, Hardcover
    America's beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation's birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war again..
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  • 1776, Paperback
    America's beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation's birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war again..
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  • 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga, Hardcover
    In the autumn of 1777, near Saratoga, New York, an inexperienced and improvised American army led by General Horatio Gates faced off against the highly trained British and German forces led by General John Burgoyne. The British strategy in confronting the Americans in upstate New York was to separat..
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  • 1812: The Navy's War, Paperback
    When war broke out between Britain and the United States in 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. British naval aggression made it clear that the ocean would be the war's primary battlefield--but America's navy, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British fleet of more than a thousand men..
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  • 1812: The War That Forged a Nation, Paperback
    Although frequently overlooked between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the War of 1812 tested a rising generation of American leaders; unified the United States with a renewed sense of national purpose; and set the stage for westward expansion from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. U..
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  • 1913: The Year Before the Storm, Paperback
    An International Bestseller "An absolute gem of a book." --"The Observer "Just before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century's most exciting year . . . It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It w..
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  • 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, Paperback
    To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation g..
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  • 1995: The Year the Future Began, Hardcover
    A hinge moment in recent American history, 1995 was an exceptional year. Drawing on interviews, oral histories, memoirs, archival collections, and news reports, W. Joseph Campbell presents a vivid, detail-rich portrait of those memorable twelve months. This book offers fresh interpretations of the d..
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  • 30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South, Hardcover
    The dangerous, trailblazing work of a white journalist and black leader who struck a shocking early blow against legal segregation In 1948, most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for 10 million African Americans living in the Jim Crow South. Then, Ray Sprigl..
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  • 44 Years in Darkness: A True Story of Madness, Tragedy and Shattered Love, Paperback
    44 YEARS IN DARKNESS A TRUE STORY OF MADNESS, TRAGEDY AND SHATTERED LOVE BY SYLVIA SHULTS Lost in the shadows of Illinois asylums in the nineteenth century is the strange story of Rhoda Derry. Left at the Adams County Poor Farm when her family could no longer care for her, she spent the next 40 year..
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  • 499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America?S Founding Fathers: 499 Facts about Hop-Hop Hamilton and America's First Leaders, Paperback
    You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers - from those you'd ex..
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  • 5 Steps to a 5: AP European History 2018, Paperback
    Get ready to ace your AP European History Exam with this easy-to-follow study guide5 Steps to a 5: AP European History introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wild..
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  • 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History [2 Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, Hardcover
    This comprehensive, two-volume resource on American Indian history covers events from the time of ancient Indian civilizations in North America to recent happenings in American Indian life in the 21st century, providing readers with an understanding of not only what happened to shape the American In..
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  • 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance, Paperback
    An alternative and unorthodox view of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is offered in this concise history. Eurocentric studies of the conquest of the Americas present colonization as a civilizing force for good, and the native populations as primitive or worse. Colonization is seen as a..
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  • 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence, Hardcover
    At midday on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus Commons at Kent State University. At noon, the Guard moved out. Twenty-four minutes later, Guardsmen launched a 13-second, 67-shot barrage tha..
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  • 90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages, Paperback
    The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week late..
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  • 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, Paperback
    "Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York's immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family ga..
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  • A Bintel Brief: Sixty Years of, Paperback
    For more than eighty years the Jewish Daily Forward's legendary advice column, -A Bintel Brief- (-a bundle of letters-) dispensed shrewd, practical, and fair-minded advice to its readers. Created in 1906 to help bewildered Eastern European immigrants learn about their new country, the column also ga..
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  • A Brief History of Great Britain, Paperback
    Narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island (England, Wales, and Scotland) as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and Ireland as they have influenced British history. This title looks at the devel..
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  • A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation, Paperback
    Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of the World's Largest Archipelago Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the Island natio..
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  • A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Paperback
    25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION. One of the most acclaimed books of our time--the definitive Vietnam War expose. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterprise riddled with a..
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  • A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Paperback
    A rich narrative portrait of post-revolutionary America and the men who shaped its political futureThough the American Revolution is widely recognized as our nation's founding story, the years immediately following the war when our government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis w..
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  • A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order, Paperback
    This Book is a Gripping Account of the Murky World of the Anglo-American Oil Industry and its Hidden Role in World Politics. -- William Engdahl takes the reader through the history of how seven giant oil companies - five American and two British - developed a controlling grip on the world's economy ..
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  • A Concise History of the Russian Revolution, Paperback
    Richard Pipes's authoritative history of the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime portrays the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire. Drawing on archival materials newly released in Russia, he chronicles the upheaval that began as a conservative revolt ..
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  • A Concise History of the World, Paperback
    This book tells the story of humankind as producers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the present. Renowned social and cultural historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks brings a new perspective to world history by examining social and cultural developments across the globe, including families and kin gro..
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  • A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Paperback
    The Fort Mims massacre changed the course of American history in many ways, not the least of which was the ensuing rise of one Andrew Jackson to the national stage. The unprecedented Indian victory over the encroaching Americans who were bent on taking their lands and destroying their culture horrif..
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  • A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America, Paperback
    In this signal work of history, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American life. Trumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare, mass consumption quickly..
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  • A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906, Paperback
    Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the le..
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  • A Crime So Monstrous: Face-To-Face with Modern-Day Slavery, Paperback
    To be a moral witness is perhaps the highest calling of journalism, and in this unforgettable, highly readable account of contemporary slavery, author Benjamin Skinner travels around the globe to personally tell stories that need to be told -- and heard. As Samantha Power and Philip Gourevitch did ..
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  • A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome, Paperback
    The wondrous extravagance of banquets where flamingos are roasted whole and wine flows like rivers. The roar of frenzied spectators inside the Colosseum during a battle between gladiators. A crowd of onlookers gathered at a slave auction. The silent baths and the boisterous taverns...Many books have..
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  • A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes, Paperback
    The deadliest campaign of vigilante justice in American history erupted in the Rocky Mountains during the Civil War when a private army hanged twenty-one troublemakers. Hailed as great heroes at the time, the Montana vigilantes are still revered as founding fathers.Combing through original sources, ..
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  • A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials, Paperback
    This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. Antonia Fraser called it "a grisly read and an engrossing..
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  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Paperback
    Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Ame..
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  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Paperback
    Barbara W. Tuchman--the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Guns of August--once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe. The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one ha..
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  • A Documentary History of the United States, Paperback
    Here, in a single volume, are the documents, speeches, and letters that have forged American history. Accompanied by interpretations of their significance by noted historian and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner and online journalist Alexander Heffner, this book includes important documents such as: - ..
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