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The Gestapo

The Gestapo

From 1933 to 1945, the Gestapo was Nazi Germany's chief instrument of counter-espionage, political suppression, and terror. Jacques Delarue, a saboteur arrested by the Nazis in occupied France, chronicles how the land of Beethoven elevated sadism to a fine art. The...

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Trafalgar

Trafalgar

Two hundred years ago Napoleon Bonaparte planned to lead his Grande Armée to Britain, the only country still defying him. From Bonaparte’s headquarters to the admirals’ flagships, from William Pitt and his volunteers on the English coast to the lower decks of the...

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Coconut

Coconut

‘Why am I not white like everybody else?’ Nan came and sat on the edge of my bed. ‘What do you mean?’ A tender finger brushed against my cheek. ‘Well, everyone in this house is white. Why am I Black?’ A generation of Nigerian children were born in Britain in the...

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The Making of Eastern Europe

The Making of Eastern Europe

The characteristics of Eastern Europe as we know it today were formed long before the Soviet Union came into existence. In searching for the origins of Eastern Europe’s difficulty in adapting to democracy, this sweeping history ranges from the present day to the time...

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Warlords

Warlords

Warlords recreates in forensic and gripping detail the extraordinary mind games between Churchill, Hitler, Stalin and Roosevelt as World War Two unfolded day by day. In a unique combination of innovative style and thorough scholarship, Warlords tells the story of...

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The Haldeman Diaries

The Haldeman Diaries

“Because history is more art than science, it is remembered now only as it was chronicled then; this unfortunately is not always as it actually happened.” Following his election as the 37th President of the United States in November 1968, Richard Nixon chose H. R....

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The Rise and Fall of Stalin

The Rise and Fall of Stalin

This is the story of modern history’s most treacherous and terrifying dictator. Stalin was a man of many facets: he studied for the priesthood, he was a romantic poet, a bank-robber, an assassin, a revolutionary, a ruthless leader, and, for a time, one of the two most...

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Tanks for the Memories

Tanks for the Memories

Aaron Elson attended a reunion of the 712th Tank Battalion, with which his father served in World War II, a few years after his father's death. He returned two reunions later, in 1989, with a tape recorder, and has been preserving the stories of World War II veterans...

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Outsider Agent

Outsider Agent

Anthony Arismendi moved to the United States from Venezuela as a teenager in the mid-seventies with the dream of becoming a US citizen and an FBI agent—despite the fact that he couldn’t speak a word of English. Transplanted from the dangerous streets of Caracas,...

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

"The Underground Railroad" chronicles the stories and methods of some 649 slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author, William Still included his carefully compiled and detailed documentation about those that he had helped escape into the pages...

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Gallipoli 1915

Gallipoli 1915

Why was the Allied naval assault of 1915 such a failure? Did the Ottoman Turks know about the Allied landings? And did Sir Ian Hamilton, the overall commander of the Allied forces at Gallipoli, really blunder by intervening at Suvla?These questions, and the key issue...

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Boys of Winter

Boys of Winter

“An immensely valuable and substantial addition to 10th Mountain literature and to the history of skiing in the United States.” — International Ski History Association The Boys of Winter tells the true story of three young American ski champions and their brutal,...

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What They Didn’t Burn

What They Didn’t Burn

What if you uncovered a Nazi paper trail that revealed your father to be a man very different from the quiet, introspective dad you knew . . . or thought you knew? Growing up, author Mel Laytner saw his father as a quintessential Type B: passive and conventional. As...

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The Far Side of Paradise

The Far Side of Paradise

The seminal biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Far Side of Paradise was the first ever biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, widely acclaimed as a sensitive, scholarly appraisal of the writer’s life and work. With this revised edition, updated to include new...

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The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

A groundbreaking new account of the Battle of Britain from acclaimed Cambridge historian James Holland The Battle of Britain paints a stirring picture of an extraordinary summer when the fate of the world hung by a thread. Historian James Holland has now written the...

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Soldiers of Reason

Soldiers of Reason

An “entertaining and fast-paced” account of the organization that defines the military-industrial complex—and continues to shape our world today (The New York Times Book Review). The RAND Corporation was born in the wake of World War II as a think tank to generate...

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The Bomber War

The Bomber War

The bomber campaign against Germany is now among the most contentious actions of the Second World War. Did it help bring the Nazis to their knees? Was the RAF wrong to bomb cities? Did the USAAF attack only military targets? Was anything achieved by killing German...

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Master of the Mountain

Master of the Mountain

Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or...

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Fifty First Dates After Fifty

Fifty First Dates After Fifty

What does a free-spirited, fifty-something professional do when she breaks up with her non-committal Buddhist boyfriend and longs for a life partner? She holds a ‘letting go’ ceremony with the boyfriend, challenges herself to go on 50 dates, takes a few lovers, and...

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

A neuroscientist explores the biological bases of schizophrenia and tells the heartbreaking story of his own brother’s battle with the disease. When bright lives are derailed by schizophrenia, bewildered and anxious families struggle to help, and to cope, even as...

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was born at the dawn of the twentieth century, destined for celebrity as one half of the infamous darlings of the Jazz Age literary world. For the first time, Zelda’s story is told from her own perspective rather than through the lens of her...

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Medieval England

Medieval England

If you want to discover the enthralling history of medieval England, then keep reading... Knights, monks, kings, plague, war, Vikings, revolts, and so much more appear in the six hundred or so years known as the medieval period of English history. Our culture has...

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The Rise of Universities

The Rise of Universities

The Rise of Universities is a historical survey on the foundation and progress of high education, whose origins can be traced to medieval times. Exploring the medieval universities, the author divided the book in three parts: "The Earliest Universities," "The Medieval...

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger) Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were...

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What Chinese Want

What Chinese Want

Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the...

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The Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine

A Concise History of the (In)Famous Doctrine that Gave Rise to the American EmpirePresident James Monroe's 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became the cornerstone of nineteenth-century American...

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Putin Country

Putin Country

Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize From the award-winning author of Naked in Baghdad comes Anne Garrels's revealing look into the lives of ordinary Russians, Putin Country. More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited...

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Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

The Royal Navy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a legendary force: it claimed supremacy in every ocean, policed the empire and helped Britain to establish itself as a global superpower. During this period the Royal Navy was completely transformed,...

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Conquering Climate Change Anxiety

Conquering Climate Change Anxiety

Take control of your fear. This book isn’t going to help you stop worrying about climate change. We should all be worrying. This book will give you the tools to transform all of your negative thoughts, anxiety, and stress into positive actions that prepare you for the...

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The Day Diana Died

The Day Diana Died

Over 3.8 million downloads "When I was born, I was unwanted. When I married Charles, I was unwanted. When I joined the Royal Family, I was unwanted. I want to be wanted." --Diana, Princess of Wales Where were you the day Diana died? Like the assassination of John F....

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The Outrageous Queens

The Outrageous Queens

Outrageous means immoderate, extravagant, extraordinary, violent, furious, grossly cruel, immoral, offensive . . . At least one of these words is descriptive of each of the dozen royal women whose lives are told in this book. All make fascinating psychological studies...

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The Discovery of King Arthur

The Discovery of King Arthur

A classic piece of detective work into the identity of King Arthur’ - Living History “Beside the King stand his Queen, Guinevere, and his enchanter, Merlin. Their home is Camelot, the centre of a mysterious, wonderful Britain. [But] if we explore the scene more deeply...

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We March at Midnight

We March at Midnight

*Longlisted for the Reading the West Book Award in Memoir/Biography *Nominated for the Voice Arts Award for Best Biography Voiceover *A Montana Quarterly Magazine Editor's Pick *An Opelika Observer Pick of Recommended Books What would the war do without me? We March...

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The Brendan Voyage

The Brendan Voyage

It has been described as the greatest epic voyage in modern Irish history. Tim Severin and his companions built a boat using only techniques and materials available in the sixth-century A.D, when St Brendan was supposed to have sailed to America. The vessel comprised...

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Surviving Hiroshima

Surviving Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, 22-year-old Kaleria Pachikoff was doing pre-breakfast chores when a blinding flash lit the sky over Hiroshima, Japan. A moment later, everything went black as the house collapsed on her and her family. Their world, and everyone else's, changed as...

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