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Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I
Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I
by Emily Mayhew
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The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The... (read more)

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
by Denise Kiernan
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The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback — an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb. At the height of World... (read more)

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
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Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two... (read more)

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The West the Railroads Made
The West the Railroads Made
by Carlos Schwantes
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Railroads were second only to the federal government in shaping the West, and nowhere was that shaping more visible than on the Great Plains and in large parts of the Pacific Northwest. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs... (read more)

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12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In)
12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In)
by Solomon Northup
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The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starringand#160;Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, andand#160;Lupita Nyongand#8217;o, and directed by Steve McQueen and#160; New York Times bestseller and#147... (read more)

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Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
by Jonathan Fetter Vorm
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“Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Trinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to... (read more)

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The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
by James Tobin
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Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion and myth — Franklin Roosevelt's ten-year climb... (read more)

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1776
1776
by David McCullough
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author A. Scott Berg comes the definitive—and revelatory—biography of one of the great American figures of modern times. One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the... (read more)

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Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
by Jeffrey Frank
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An absorbing account of “the most intriguing — and dysfunctional — political marriage in history” (The New York Times Book Review, front page review). One of the most acclaimed political biographies of our time, Jeffrey Frank... (read more)

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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
by Diane Ackerman
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When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis... (read more)

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Coolidge
Coolidge
by Amity Shlaes
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Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man, delivers a brilliant and provocative reexamination of Americas thirtieth president, Calvin Coolidge, and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. In this riveting biography,... (read more)

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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
by David McCullough
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Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first... (read more)

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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.)
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.)
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea.Unlike the peaceful... (read more)

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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
by Timothy Egan
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The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Timothy Egan's critically acclaimed account rescues this iconic chapter of American history from the shadows in a tour de... (read more)

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
by Adam Hochschild
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber... (read more)

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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
by Stephen B Oates
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The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into... (read more)

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Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
by Lynne Olson
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In Citizens of London, Lynne Olson has written a work of World War II history even more relevant and revealing than her acclaimed Troublesome Young Men. Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain,... (read more)

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
by Cullen Murphy
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Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews — and with burning at the stake — its targets were more... (read more)

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Liberation Trilogy #01: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
Liberation Trilogy #01: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
by Rick Atkinson
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The epic, untold story of Chinaand#8217;s devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan For decades, a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China... (read more)

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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
by Rick Perlstein
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From the bestselling author of Nixonland: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared... (read more)

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