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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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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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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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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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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
by Mark Harris
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In Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five... (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 War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
by Evan Thomas
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On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor. The sinking of the Maine was just the provocation Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt was looking for. Along with his friend Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and his rival, newspaper... (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 Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
by Timothy Egan
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In this remarkable tale of the nation's largest forest fire — which burned more than three million acres in 1910 — Timothy Egan vividly narrates the heroic efforts to fight the blaze and the dramatic impact it had on the future of conservation.... (read more)

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Year Zero: A History of 1945
Year Zero: A History of 1945
by Ian Buruma
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From the acclaimed author of The King's Mother and Bosworth 1485—a fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history… On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was... (read more)

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To Marry an English Lord
To Marry an English Lord
by Gail Maccoll
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AMERICAN HEIRESSES TAKE ON THE PEERAGE In 1895, nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil) and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British realmoXamong them, a duke, an earl, three... (read more)

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The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal
The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal
by Eric Greitens
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If the Marines are and#147;the few, the proud,and#8221; Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fickand#8217;s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a platoon in Afghanistan just... (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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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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Bolivar: American Liberator
Bolivar: American Liberator
by Marie Arana
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SIMand#211;N BOLand#205; VAR and#8212;andlt;I andgt;El Libertadorandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;freed six countries from Spanish rule and is still the most revered figure in South America today. He traveled from Amazon jungles to the Andes mountains, engaged in... (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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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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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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Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines
Commando: Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines
by James Owen
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June 1940: As Britain's soldiers limped home from Dunkirk, a maverick Army officer was already devising a bold plan to hit back at the enemy. His idea was to revolutionize military thinking and change the face of warfare forever. Relying as much on... (read more)

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Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure
Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure
by Scott Farris
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It’s been more than fifty years since JFK’s assassination and a quarter century since Ronald Reagan left the White House, yet the two men remain the beaux ideals of what the left and the right believe a president should be, and of how a... (read more)

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