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46 Pages : Tom Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point To Independence (03 Edition)
46 Pages : Tom Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point To Independence (03 Edition)
by Scott Liell
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Thomas Paine, a native of Thetford, England, arrived in America's colonies with little in the way of money, reputation, or prospects, though he did have a letter of recommendation in his pocket from Benjamin Franklin. Paine also had a passion for liberty... (read more)

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On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II
On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II
by Jack Hamann
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Returning to a forgotten incident in local WW II history, Jack Hamann reintroduces the story of a horrible injustice influenced by the racial prejudices of the American prosecution. Skillfully told, this gripping work of military history couldn't come at... (read more)

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Twenty-Five Yards of War: The Extraordinary Courage of Ordinary Men in World War II
Twenty-Five Yards of War: The Extraordinary Courage of Ordinary Men in World War II
by Ronald J. Drez
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rom the sinking decks of a navy cruiser to the cockpit of a doomed B-25 bomber, Ronald J. Drez takes us to the front lines of World War II. Through Drez's gripping narrative style, we meet twelve men, all ordinary soldiers, and learn what the war was... (read more)

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Living History
Living History
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller WITH A NEW AFTERWORD Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She... (read more)

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The Faber Book of Exploration
The Faber Book of Exploration
by Benedict Allen
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An anthology of human exploration which showcases the writings of those who have dared to set off into the unknown, and who have returned to tell the tale. Covering a broad range of exploits and historical periods, it brings together botanists, Vikings... (read more)

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The Riddle and the Knight
The Riddle and the Knight
by Giles Milton
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From the author of "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" and "Big Chief Elizabeth", comes this investigation of the fourteenth century journey of Sir John Mandeville, who claims to have visited Jerusalem, India, China, Java, Sumatra and Borneo. Integrated b/w illus.... (read more)

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Partly Cloudy Patriot
Partly Cloudy Patriot
by Sarah Vowell
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In this collection of personal stories, Sarah Vowell confronts a wide range of subjects, themes, icons and historical moments: Vietnam and Watergate; Starbucks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and her own ambivalent relationship to American history and... (read more)

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John Adams
John Adams
by David McCullough
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David McCullough is our most dependable presidential biographer. Each of his efforts has been a resounding success, combining popular appeal with literary accolades. Mornings on Horseback, about Teddy Roosevelt, won the National Book Award, his... (read more)

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American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush
American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush
by Kevin P. Phillips
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The contrarian historian and analyst upends the conventional reading of the American Revolution In 1775, iconoclastic historian and bestselling author Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He... (read more)

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The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah-1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam
The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah-1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam
by David Harris
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- The book will be published just in time for the 25th anniversary of the embassy takeover. - The conflict between militant Islam and the West was catalyzed in Iran in 1979, making this the best kind of history: a book that helps us understand not only... (read more)

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Question of Loyalty Gen Billy Mitchell & the Court Martial That Gripped the Nation
Question of Loyalty Gen Billy Mitchell & the Court Martial That Gripped the Nation
by Douglas Waller
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It had all the ingredients of a movie drama:a scandal that grips Washington and touches the White House; bitter battles and backroom intrigue at the highest levels of the U.S. military; glamorous women who make or break the careers of powerful men; a... (read more)

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The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America
The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America
by Eric Alterman and Mark Green
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- Both authors are well known and have appeared on the Today show, Larry King, Oprah, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Book Notes, Charlie Rose, Crossfire, Nightline, and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, as well as on NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered-... (read more)

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Rifles Six Years With Wellingtons Legend
Rifles Six Years With Wellingtons Legend
by Mark Urban
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Paperback edition of this bestselling history of the advance guard of Wellington's army, the 95th Rifles. Gripping narrative and intricate detail make this an appealing non-fiction alternative for fans of "Sharpe". "Urban's last book was very good. This... (read more)

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Freemasons
Freemasons
by Jasper Ridley
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The Freemasons are a subject of endless fascination. To the layman, they are a mysterious brotherhood of profound if uncertain influence, a secret society purported, in some popular histories, to have its roots in the fabled order of the Knights Templar... (read more)

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Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
by Frances Fitzgerald
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-485) and index.... (read more)

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Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943
Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943
by Ed Ruggero
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Combat Jump   is the exciting story of valiant “ citizen soldiers” who risked their lives during the dramatic paratrooper invasion of Sicily in July 1943 that set the stage for the ground troop invasion of Fortress Europe. The hair-raising,... (read more)

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Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope
Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope
by Bruce Bernard
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Unlike any other book you may encounter, the sheer physical presence of Century is unique. With 1,120 pages and 1,072 images, this monster volume offers an informative, nostalgic, intimate and monumental insight into the last 100 years. Century is a... (read more)

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The Forgotten Soldier
The Forgotten Soldier
by Guy Sajer
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This book recountsthe horror of World War II on the eastern front, as seen through the eyes of a teenaged German soldier. At first an exciting adventure, young Guy Sajer 's war becomes, as the German invasion falters in the icy vastness of the Ukraine, a... (read more)

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Bull!: A History of the Boom, 1982-1999: What Drove the Breakneck Market -- and  What Every Investor Needs to Know about Financial Cycles
Bull!: A History of the Boom, 1982-1999: What Drove the Breakneck Market -- and What Every Investor Needs to Know about Financial Cycles
by Maggie Mahar
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In Bull!, Maggie Mahar tells the sweeping tale of the Great Bull Market of 1982-1999, a legendary run-up that pulled the entire nation into its gravitational field. Mahar lays out the origins of the boom and takes the reader behind the scenes, on Wall... (read more)

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1215: The Year of Magna Carta
1215: The Year of Magna Carta
by Danny Danziger
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Surveying a broad landscape through a narrow lens, 1215 sweeps readers back eight centuries in an absorbing portrait of life during a time of global upheaval, the ripples of which can still be felt today. At the center of this fascinating period is the... (read more)

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