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The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime
by Judith Flanders
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In this fascinating exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction. Murder in the nineteenth century was rare. But... (read more)

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1421: The Year China Discovered America (P.S.)
1421: The Year China Discovered America (P.S.)
by Gavin Menzies
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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,... (read more)

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A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (P.S.)
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France (P.S.)
by Caroline Moorehead
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They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives; a singer at the Paris Opera; a midwife; a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, secreted Jews to safety, transported weapons... (read more)

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Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa
Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa
by Mark Seal
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Wildflower is a compelling work of narrative nonfiction in which the shocking death of a dedicated environmentalist becomes a broader story of a beautiful, breathtaking country in peril. In January 2006, Joan Root, a sixty-nine-year-old naturalist, Oscar-... (read more)

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Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland
Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland
by Catherine Epstein
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Model Nazi tells the story of Arthur Greiser, the man who initiated the Final Solution in Nazi-occupied Poland. Between 1939 and 1945, Greiser was the territorial leader of the Warthegau, an area of western Poland annexed to Nazi Germany. In an effort to... (read more)

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Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century
Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century
by E J Hobsbawm
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Eric Hobsbawm, who passed away in 2012, was one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age. Through his work, he observed the great twentieth-century confrontation between bourgeois fin de siècle culture and myriad new movements... (read more)

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The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
by Martin Meredith
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First published in 2005, The Fate of Africa was hailed by reviewers as “A masterpiece. . . The nonfiction book of the year” (The New York Post); “a magnificent achievement” (Weekly Standard); “a joy,” (Wall Street Journal)... (read more)

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The Wordy Shipmates
The Wordy Shipmates
by Sarah Vowell
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In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Assassination Vacation "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post). To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means — and what... (read more)

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The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
by Catherine Bailey
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For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped... (read more)

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
by Masha Gessen
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Early in the morning of February 21, 2012, five young women entered the enormous Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, took off their overcoats to expose neon dresses, tights, and balaclavas, climbed up on the dais and began to perform a “punk... (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 Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.)
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.)
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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"We're far more accustomed to—and comfortable with—seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect…"  Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon... (read more)

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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
by Christopher R. Browning
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The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.... (read more)

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
by Timothy Snyder
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Americans call the Second World War “The Good War.” But before it even began, Americas wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated... (read more)

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Life in a Medieval City
Life in a Medieval City
by Joseph Gies
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-261) and index.... (read more)

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Jane Austen's England
Jane Austen's England
by Lesley Adkins
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An authoritative account of everyday life in Regency England, the backdrop of Austens beloved novels Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains the most cherished of all novelists in the English language, incomparable in the wit, warmth... (read more)

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The Men Who Would Be King: Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I
The Men Who Would Be King: Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I
by Josephine Ross
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The story of the many suitors of Elizabeth I—one of the most eligible brides in 16th century Europe In the only history available on this ever-fascinating subject, readers will meet the many men who competed fruitlessly for Elizabeth's hand and... (read more)

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Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
by Jimmy Carter
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President Carters challenging and provocative assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel with dignity and justice for Palestinians--and one of the most important books of the year--is now available in paperback.... (read more)

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Conversations with Myself
Conversations with Myself
by Nelson Mandela
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“[Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him.” —from the foreword by President Barack Obama Foreword by President Barack... (read more)

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Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa (Pivotal Moments in World History)
Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa (Pivotal Moments in World History)
by Kenneth S Broun
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When South Africa's apartheid government charged Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death. But the support he and his fellow activists in the African National Congress received during... (read more)

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