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Book Cover: Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

Author: William Doyle

ISBN: 9780062336606

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs - from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror - written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.Over the last...

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Book Cover: Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

ISBN: 9780300178821

A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace from one of the leading historians of the ancient world Best-selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana, the famous peace and prosperity brought by the Roman Empire at its height in the first and second centuries AD...

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Book Cover: Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War

Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War

Author: Joseph Wheelan

ISBN: 9780306824593

The first US offensive of World War II began with no fanfare early on August 7, 1942. But, before it ended six months later with the first US land victory, Guadalcanal was a household name. There, Marines faced bloody banzai attacks in the stifling malarial jungles while the US sailors...

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Book Cover: The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Author: Gregg Zoroya

ISBN: 9780306824838

A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months in a...

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Book Cover: Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America

Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America

Author: Calvin Trillin

ISBN: 9780399588242

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Over the next...

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Book Cover: This Way Madness Lies

This Way Madness Lies

Author: Mike Jay

ISBN: 9780500518977

A compelling and evocatively illustrated exploration of the evolution of the asylum, and its role in society over the course of four centuriesThis Way Madness Lies is a thought-provoking exploration of the history of madness and its treatment as seen through the lens of its proverbial home: Bethlem Royal Hospital...

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Book Cover: American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism

American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism

Author: Matthew Avery Sutton

ISBN: 9780674048362

The first comprehensive history of modern American evangelicalism to appear in a generation, American Apocalypse shows how a group of radical Protestants, anticipating the end of the world, paradoxically transformed it. Matthew Avery Sutton draws on extensive archival research to document the ways an initially obscure network of charismatic preachers...

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Book Cover: Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality

Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality

Author: Jeffrey T. Sammons

ISBN: 9780700619573

When on May 15, 1918 a French lieutenant warned Henry Johnson of the 369th to move back because of a possible enemy raid, Johnson reportedly replied: "I'm an American, and I never retreat." The story, even if apocryphal, captures the mythic status of the Harlem Rattlers, the African-American combat unit...

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Book Cover: Eisenberg Originals: The Golden Years of Fashion, Jewelry, and Fragrance, 1920s-1950s

Eisenberg Originals: The Golden Years of Fashion, Jewelry, and Fragrance, 1920s-1950s

Author: Sharon G Schwartz

ISBN: 9780764352348

Eisenberg was one of the first American design houses, and the jewelry that bears its mark is among the finest costume pieces ever created. Yet there is surprisingly little written about the company, and almost nothing about the other products it marketed. In more than 400 photographs, this book chronicles...

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Book Cover: Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s

Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s

Author: Stanley Nelson

ISBN: 9780807164075

After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass. Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen tossed a lit match inside the store, now doused in gasoline, and instantly set the building ablaze...

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Book Cover: The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

Author: Anthony Everitt

ISBN: 9780812994582

A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history's most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world -...

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Book Cover: Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal

Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal

Author: Jack Kelly

ISBN: 9781137280091

The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement crackled down its length, the canal became the scene of the most striking outburst of...

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Book Cover: A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

Author: John Romer

ISBN: 9781250030139

Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. Through extensive research over many decades of work...

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Book Cover: George Washington's Secret Spy War: The Making of America's First Spymaster

George Washington's Secret Spy War: The Making of America's First Spymaster

Author: John A Nagy

ISBN: 9781250096814

George Washington was America's first spymaster, and his skill as a spymaster won the war for independence.George Washington's Secret Spy War is the untold story of how George Washington took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best trained and best equipped army of its day in the Revolutionary War...

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Book Cover: The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave

The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave

Author: Brian McGinty

ISBN: 9781631491290

A surprising work of narrative history and detection that illuminates one of the most daring -- and long-forgotten -- heroes of the Civil War.Independence Day, 1861. The schooner S. J. Waring sets sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later, it limps back into...

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Book Cover: Rare Birds: Forgotten Aircraft of the Second World War

Rare Birds: Forgotten Aircraft of the Second World War

Author: Charles R G Bain

ISBN: 9781781555248

The Second World War saw the apex of piston-engine aircraft design, and ushered the world into the jet age. Anybody who studies aviation will know the names: Spitfire, Mustang, Zero, Messerschmitt, Shturmovik. But there were many more aircraft to take to the skies before and during the war, and frequently...

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