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Slavery By Another Name (08 Edition)
Slavery By Another Name (08 Edition)
by Douglas A. Blackmon
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In this historical expos, Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history--an Age of Neoslavery that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. photographs.... (read more)

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One Summer: America, 1927
One Summer: America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
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One Summer: America, 1927
One Summer: America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
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Trust Bill Bryson to make the summer of 1927 as immediate and thrilling to the reader as it was to the Americans who lived through it. Written with Bryson's characteristic combination of wit, irony, and genuine fondness for his subject matter, One Summer... (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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Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America
Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America
by Elizabeth Fraterrigo
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Launched by Hugh Hefner in 1953, Playboy promoted an image of the young, affluent, single male-the man about town ensconced in a plush bachelor pad, in constant pursuit of female companionship and a good time. Spectacularly successful, this high-gloss... (read more)

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M Barry
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"An account of the Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. When the river flooded, it was possible to travel in a boat, east to west in the South, two hundred miles. The book is an account of how engineers had tried to control the... (read more)

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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In her latest historical biography, Pulitzer Prize–winner Goodwin explores the fractious relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. As with Team of Rivals and No Ordinary Time, The Bully Pulpit is remarkable for its meticulous research... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers... (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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Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics
Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics
by Michael Wolraich
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Theodore Roosevelt has always been considered the boldest of presidents—Leader of the Rough Riders, Buster of the Trusts, and a shining example of Progressive politics. Yet even the fearless Roosevelt hesitated to confront the powerful Speaker... (read more)

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Since Yesterday : the 1930's in America (40 Edition)
Since Yesterday : the 1930's in America (40 Edition)
by Frederick L. Allen
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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will... (read more)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one... (read more)

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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish
The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish
by Linda Przybyszewski
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As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply,... (read more)

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Trampling Out the Vintage (12 Edition)
Trampling Out the Vintage (12 Edition)
by Frank Bardacke
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In its heyday, the United Farm Workers was an embodiment of its slogan “Yes, we can”—in the form “¡Sí, Se Puede!”—winning many labor victories, securing collective bargaining rights for... (read more)

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No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation Into War
No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation Into War
by David Kaiser
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While Franklin Delano Roosevelts first hundred days may be the most celebrated period of his presidency, the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor proved the most critical. Beginning as early as 1939 when Germany first attacked Poland, Roosevelt... (read more)

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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
by Stephen Kinzer
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped todays world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a... (read more)

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
by Todd S. Purdum
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A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passage It was a turbulent time in America—a time of sit-ins... (read more)

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The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
by Clay Risen
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained—as Everett Dirksen, the GOP... (read more)

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The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
by Aj Baime
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In 1941, as Hitlers threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis—most important, airplanes—and he needed them fast. So he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for help. The Arsenal... (read more)

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Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
by Mark Kurlansky
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Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was recorded at Motown’s Hitsville USA Studio by... (read more)

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