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Book Cover: My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

Author: Tad Burness

ISBN: 9780316430913

This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published. Nowhere else are there so...

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Book Cover: The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

Author: Tara Zahra

ISBN: 9780393078015

"With a combination of deft historical analysis, sparkling prose, and careful attention to individual stories, both poignant and instructive, The Great Departure is brimming with important and suggestive lessons from the past for thinking about the worldwide dynamics of emigrants and refugees in our own day." -- Norman M. Naimark...

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Book Cover: Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Author: Paul Watson

ISBN: 9780393249385

The spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history -- and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks.Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the...

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Book Cover: When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Author: Molly Guptill Manning

ISBN: 9780544535176

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943...

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Book Cover: We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

Author: Herb Frazier

ISBN: 9780718077310

On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The captured shooter, twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof, a white supremacist, was charged with...

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Book Cover: The Confederate Steam Navy: 1861-1865

The Confederate Steam Navy: 1861-1865

Author: Donald L Canney

ISBN: 9780764348242

This is the first book-length study devoted to the vessels of the Confederate Navy, including all types used during the conflict: ironclads (both domestic and foreign-built) , commerce raiders, blockade runners, riverine and ocean-going gunboats, torpedo and submersible vessels, and floating batteries. The book emphasizes the development, construction, and design...

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Book Cover: Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

Author: IAN BLACK

ISBN: 9780802127037

From a long-time Guardian correspondent and editor, an expansive, authoritative, and balanced account of over a century of violent confrontation, war, and occupation in Palestine and Israel, published on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War In Enemies and Neighbors, Ian Black, who...

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Book Cover: Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region, 1600–1870

Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region, 1600–1870

Author: David Andrew Nichols

ISBN: 9780821423202

Diverse in their languages and customs, the Native American peoples of the Great Lakes region - the Miamis, Ho-Chunks, Potawatomis, Ojibwas, and many others - shared a tumultuous history. In the colonial era their rich homeland became a target of imperial ambition and an invasion zone for European diseases, technologies...

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Book Cover: Lost villages of the Eastern Aleutians : Biorka, Kashega, Makushin

Lost villages of the Eastern Aleutians : Biorka, Kashega, Makushin

Author: Ray Hudson

ISBN: 9780985394875

When World War II encircled the Aleutian Islands, the lives of the Unangax inhabitants and the communities they lived in were forever changed. Perhaps the most profound impacts were on three small traditional villages: Biorka, Kashega, and Makushin. Lost Villages f the Eastern Aleutians is the story of how these...

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Book Cover: Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

Author: Amy Shira Teitel

ISBN: 9781472911179

NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. America's space agency drew together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. At the end of World War...

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Book Cover: The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War

The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War

Author: Doug Stanton

ISBN: 9781476761916

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers, the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon's fight for survival during the Vietnam War - whose searing experiences reverberate today among the millions...

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Book Cover: Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Author: Matthew Kneale

ISBN: 9781501191091

"Kneale's account is a masterpiece of pacing and suspense. Characters from the city's history spring to life in his hands." - The Sunday Times (London) Novelist and historian Matthew Kneale, a longtime resident of Rome, tells the story of the Eternal City - from the early Roman Republic through the...

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Book Cover: The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Águila, and Hugh O'Neill: The Story of the 100-Day Spanish Invasion

The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Águila, and Hugh O'Neill: The Story of the 100-Day Spanish Invasion

Author: Des Ekin

ISBN: 9781605989440

The story of the last great naval battle between England and Spain, evoking a number of colorful and dangerous personalities who fought in the climactic conclusion to these two countries' great rivalry on the sea. Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601. As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different...

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Book Cover: Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Author: Mark Kurlansky

ISBN: 9781632863911

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food...

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Book Cover: The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

Author: ELIZABETH NORTON

ISBN: 9781681774404

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era? The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it...

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