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In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 1987
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Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that The...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2004
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A SURPRISINGLY FRESH AND TREMENDOUSLY THOROUGH CONTRIBUTION to the debate...Weir's book is, no doubt, not the last on this subject, but it might be the best.... She] constructs a devastating...Read More
Publication Date: Jul 1995
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The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history...Read More
Publication Date: Jul 2005
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In this WW II history, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS author Bradley tells the story of nine Americans who were shot down and taken prisoner by the Japanese. He tells of...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2004
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Though literature, films, and folklore have romanticized pirates as gallant seaman who hunted for treasure in exotic locales, David Cordingly, a former curator at the National Maritime Museum in England,...Read More
Publication Date: May 2006
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A steamboat goes up in flames...and down to the bottom of the sea. A locomotive plunges into a creek...and vanished into mystery. A German U-boat sends an American troop transport,...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 1997
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Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is the powerful epic story of five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria, who reigned over the end of their empires, the destruction of their families,...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2006
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When two of his American employees were held hostage in Iran, H. Ross Perot and a select group of his employees took matters into their own hands.
Publication Date: Jun 1993
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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2007
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In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic - part memoir, part...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2007
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As good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, kept getting the tough assignments -- responsible for everything from parachuting into France...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2001
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Presents a witty collection of the most outrageous, scandalous, and offbeat events in American history takes a close-up look at the misdeeds and misbehavior of America's founding fathers, including infamous...Read More
Publication Date: Jul 2003
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In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New...Read More
Publication Date: Jun 2008
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Publication Date: May 1988
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Pictures created by scores of Life photographers and artists document the victories and losses of the Second World War and capture the many moods of wartime America
Publication Date: Nov 1986
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Since 9/11, one important question has persisted: What was really going on behind the scenes with intelligence services and government leaders during the time preceding that terrible day? After an...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 2004
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"One of the most lively and provocative interpretive studies of the major events in recent American diplomatic history." -American Historical Review Since it first appeared in 1971, Rise to Globalism...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2011
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Publication Date: Feb 1998
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Analyzes the royal family's management of its scandals and errant members and its orchestration of information--flattering and unflattering--disseminated through mass communications
Publication Date: May 1986
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Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, Jim Sheeleras unprecedented look at the way our country honors its dead; 'Final Salute' Is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have...Read More
Publication Date: May 2008
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Uses previously unseen documents and actual medical records to reveal Patton's increasing irrationality after the war as he changed from anti-Nazi fanatic to staunch German champion, before his fatal jeep...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 1986
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Publication Date: May 2012
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As National Public Radio's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reportage, and fo...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2003
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time in decades comes a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country.“A...Read More
Publication Date: Mar 2011
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A round-the-world investigation of the vampire myth, including a recently discovered "vampire skeleton," brings historic and scientific context to our enduring interest in vampires. Legend and lore are examined through.....Read More
Publication Date: Apr 2011
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From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the...Read More
Publication Date: Mar 2012
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World Civilizations is an introduction to the major civilizations of the world. The text offers a treatment of the histories of east, south, and west Asia; Latin America; and Africa.
Publication Date: Jun 1996
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THE SECRET SERVICE. An elite team of men who share a single mission: to protect the president of the United States. On November 22, 1963, these men failed—and a country...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 2010
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Based on his private journals and his public interviews, A Fist in the Hornet's Nest is Richard Engel's harrowing, fascinating, and informative view of Iraq from street level. Through his...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2005
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