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Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
by Leymah Gbowee and Carol Mithers
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WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE In a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia’s women together — and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian... (read more)

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How the U. S. Government Works : and How It All Comes Together To Make a Nation (99 Edition)
How the U. S. Government Works : and How It All Comes Together To Make a Nation (99 Edition)
by Syl Sobel
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A fine classroom supplement and a solid information source for kids writing social studies reports, this book explains the federal system as it works today, more than two hundred years after the framers of the Constitution brought it into existence... (read more)

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Pedagogy of Freedom : Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (98 Edition)
Pedagogy of Freedom : Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (98 Edition)
by Paulo Freire
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This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.... (read more)

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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
by Jon Meacham
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Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan... (read more)

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Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
by Hampton Sides
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A Magnificent History of How the West Was Really Won — an Epic Tale of Shame and Glory. In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of... (read more)

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On Democracy (98 Edition)
On Democracy (98 Edition)
by Robert Alan Dahl
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In this accessible and authoritative book, one of the most prominent political theorists of the time provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what democracy is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future.... (read more)

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Roosevelt Presence : the Life and Legacy of FDR (92 Edition)
Roosevelt Presence : the Life and Legacy of FDR (92 Edition)
by Patrick J. Maney
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"Easily the most thoughtful, politically astute, and historiographically up to date of the many single-volume biographies."—Anthony J. Badger, author of The New Deal "The most penetrating and best balanced assessment of FDR as political leader and... (read more)

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Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities
Building a New American State: The Expansion of National Administrative Capacities
by Stephen Skowronek
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Examines the reconstruction of institutional power relationships that had to be negotiated among the courts, the parties, the President, the Congress, and the states in order to accommodate the expansion of national administrative capacities around the... (read more)

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Mao: A Life
Mao: A Life
by Philip Short
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When the Nationalists routed a ragtag Red Army on the Xiang River during the Long March, an earthy Chinese peasant with a brilliant mind moved to a position of power. Eight years after his military success, Mao Tse-tung had won out over more... (read more)

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Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
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A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic... (read more)

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Abraham Lincoln: Presidential Life (09 Edition)
Abraham Lincoln: Presidential Life (09 Edition)
by James M. Mcpherson
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Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story. It is the best concise introduction to Lincoln in print, a must... (read more)

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Women and Politics in Uganda (00 Edition)
Women and Politics in Uganda (00 Edition)
by Aili Mari Tripp
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Uganda has attracted much attention and political visibility for its significant economic recovery after a catastrophic decline. In her groundbreaking book, Aili Mari Tripp provides extensive data and analysis of patterns of political behavior and... (read more)

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Penguin Classics #286: The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives
Penguin Classics #286: The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives
by Plutarch
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The nine Lives in this selection trace a crucial phase in ancient history. Plutarch's Lives of the great Greek statesmen and men of action were designed to pair with the now better-known Roman portraits and contain many of his finest descriptions of war,... (read more)

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King John (Rev 78 Edition)
King John (Rev 78 Edition)
by W. L. Warren
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King John is a study not only of a king and his political misfortunes, but also of a period—a period of profound changes in society at large, and hence one of unprecedented stressed. John's personality, so distorted by chronicles such as Roger of... (read more)

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Churchill: A Life
Churchill: A Life
by Martin Gilbert
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Distilled from years of meticulous research and documentation, filled with material unavailable when the earliest books of the official biography's eight volumes went to press, Churchill is a brilliant marriage of the hard facts of the public life and... (read more)

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Waverley Or, 'tis Sixty Years Since (86 Edition)
Waverley Or, 'tis Sixty Years Since (86 Edition)
by Walter Scott
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Set during the Jacobite rising in Scotland in 1745, this novel springs from Scott's childhood recollections and his desire to preserve in writing the features of life in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. Waverley was first published anonymously in... (read more)

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Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor
Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor
by Robert Stinnett
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In Day of Deceit, Robert Stinnett delivers the definitive final chapter on America's greatest secret and our worst military disaster. Drawing on twenty years of research and access to scores of previously classified documents, Stinnett proves that Pearl... (read more)

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Lincoln: A Photobiography
Lincoln: A Photobiography
by Russell Freedman
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Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and... (read more)

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Concise Townscape (71 Edition)
Concise Townscape (71 Edition)
by Gordon Cullen
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This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment. It has been a major influence on architects, planners and... (read more)

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Dean Rusk : Defending the American Mission Abroad (00 Edition)
Dean Rusk : Defending the American Mission Abroad (00 Edition)
by Thomas W. Zeiler
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Dean Rusk compared his position as secretary of state in the 1960s to a soldier in a foxhole, defending America against the communist alliance. Author Thomas W. Zeiler writes that the foxhole really represented the universalist ideals Rusk cherished... (read more)

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