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Devil in the Grove (P.S.)
Devil in the Grove (P.S.)
by Gilbert King
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Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to change... (read more)

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. When Pulitzer... (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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Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
by Bill Oreilly
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Listeners around the world have been enthralled by Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus—riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill OReilly, anchor of The OReilly... (read more)

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The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom
The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom
by James Green
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From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards... (read more)

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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63
by Taylor Branch
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In volume one of his andlt;Iandgt;America in the King Years,andlt;/Iandgt; Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the... (read more)

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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 Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America S Only Family Internment Camp During World War II
The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America S Only Family Internment Camp During World War II
by Jan Jarboe Russell
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The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of familiesand#8212;many US citizensand#8212;were incarcerated.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From 1942 to 1948, trains... (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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Packer's book offers a new perspective on the American economy from real people, some of whom have adapted to the new landscape and some of whom continue to struggle. Is the American Dream still attainable? Read The Unwinding for the real story.... (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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Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America
Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America
by Sara Dubow
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During the past several decades, the fetus has been diversely represented in political debates, medical textbooks and journals, personal memoirs and autobiographies, museum exhibits and mass media, and civil and criminal law. Ourselves Unborn argues that... (read more)

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington
The Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington
by Gregg Herken
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Gregg Herken is professor emeritus of modern American diplomatic history at the University of California and the author of Brotherhood of the Bomb, Cardinal Choices, Counsels of War, and The Winning Weapon. He and his family live in Santa Cruz... (read more)

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A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
by Samantha Power
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At the end of World War II, nearly three million Jews were trapped inside the Soviet Union. They lived a paradoxunwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, Well Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring story... (read more)

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The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
by Betty Medsger
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Betty Medsger first wrote about the Media files as a reporter at The Washington Post in 1971. She is a founding member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and founder of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism at San Francisco... (read more)

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The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
by John M Barry
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This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes TB was identified, and the cure was thought to be within reachand#8212;but... (read more)

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
by Kevin M. Kruse
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Were often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of “Christian America” is an invention—and a relatively recent one at that.... (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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Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men (14 Edition)
Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men (14 Edition)
by Eric Lichtblau
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andldquo;Lichtblau brings ample investigative skills and an elegant writing style to this unsavory but important story. The Nazis Next Door is a captivating book rooted in first-rate research.andrdquo; andmdash; New York Times Book Review andldquo;An... (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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