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Consider the Fork: A History of How W...

Bee Wilson

Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious-or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson trac...

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Published: Oct 2012

The Miracle of Dunkirk

Walter Lord

An account of the evacuation of Dunkirk in May 1940 based on interviews with participants, official correspondence and archive material.

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Published: Sep 2009

Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the...

Lydia Pyne

Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most of these discoveries live quietly in museums, there are a few that have become world-re...

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Published: Aug 2016

A Different Mirror: A History of Mult...

Ronald Takaki

Ronald Takaki's critically acclaimed A Different Mirror is a dramatic retelling of our nation's past that relates the history of America in the voice of its non-Anglo peoples, from Native Americans to Muslim refugees from Afghanistan.

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Published: Mar 2011

Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Thei...

Matt Kibbe

Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded—principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum. The Constitution grants each ...

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Published: May 2014

Commies: A Journey through the Old Le...

Ronald Radosh

Brought up by Communist parents, emerging as a leader of the New Left in the sixties, and becoming disillusioned in the eighties, Radosh tells a moving story of growing up in the other America of the Left and finding the way home at l...

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Published: May 2008

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

Eri Hotta

When Japan attacked the United States in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a conflict they were bound to lose. Availing herself of rarely consulted material, Hotta poses essential questi...

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Published: Oct 2013

Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcana...

Robert Leckie

From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow, whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, comes this vivid narrative of the astonishing six-month cam...

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Published: Jun 2011

The President and the Assassin: McKin...

Scott Miller

A sweeping tale of turn-of-the-century America and the irresistible forces that brought President William McKinley and Leon Czolgosz together on one fateful day.

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Published: Jun 2011

The Qur'an: A Biography (Books That C...

Bruce Lawrence

* Mp3 CD Format *. Few books in history have been as poorly understood as the Qur'an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an is the unmediated word of Allah, a ritual, political, and legal authority, ...

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Published: Feb 2007

Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation to...

Steven M. Gillon

A vivid, minute-by-minute account of the pivotal twenty-four hours following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor from acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon.

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Published: Oct 2011

Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-4...

Max Hastings

With an introduction read by Max Hastings. A companion volume to his bestselling Armageddon, Max Hastings' account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history. Featuring the most remarkable cast of commanders the world has...

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Published: Jun 2016

Macarthur's War: The Flawed Genius Wh...

Bevin Alexander

Douglas MacArthur famously said there is no substitute for victory . . . As a United States general, he had an unparalleled genius for military strategy, and it was under his leadership that Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally af...

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Published: May 2013

Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and ...

Matthew Brzezinski

Starting as early as 1939, disparate Jewish underground movements coalesced around the shared goal of liberating Poland from Nazi occupation. For the next six years, separately and in concert, they waged a heroic war of resistance aga...

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Published: Oct 2012

Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calen...

Erich Daniken

Erich von Daniken, the bestselling author of Chariots of the Gods, argues that Puma punku, a city high in the Bolivian Andes, was built by extraterrestrials who will return to earth.

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Published: Mar 2011

Violence of Action: The Untold Storie...

Charles Faint

Violence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Between these pages are the heartfelt, first-hand accounts from, and about, the men who lived, fought, and d...

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Published: Mar 2015

Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Gra...

Charles Bracelen Flood

In a masterful narrative, prominent historian Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the last year of Ulysses S. Grant's life---a tragic, poignant, and inspiring story of fierce determination.

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Published: Oct 2011

The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould

The definitive refutation to biological determinism from renowned scientist and National Book Award winner Stephen Jay Gould.

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Published: Sep 2011

The Peloponnesian War

Donald Kagan

For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C. the ancient world was torn apart in a conflict that was, within its historical context, as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the great world wars of the twentieth cent...

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Published: Dec 2010

The Insurgents: David Petraeus and th...

Fred Kaplan

Based on previously unavailable documents and interviews with more than one hundred key players, including General David Petraeus, The Insurgents unfolds against the backdrop of two wars waged against insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanis...

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Published: Jan 2013

Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea ...

Robert D. Kaplan

Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries' worth of...

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Published: Mar 2014

The Ship That Wouldn't Die: The Saga ...

Don Keith

In May 1942, Admiral Jack Fletcher's Task Force 17 closed in for the war's first major clash with the Japanese Navy. The Neosho, a vitally important tanker, was escorted by a destroyer, the Sims. The ships were attacked by Japanese di...

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Published: Apr 2015

Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Jonah Lehrer

In this technology-driven age, it's tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science...

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Published: Sep 2008

A Short History of the Twentieth Cent...

John Lukacs

The historian John Lukacs offers a concise history of the twentieth century-its two world wars and cold war, its nations and leaders. The great themes woven through this spirited narrative are inseparable from the author's own intelle...

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Published: Aug 2013

The Great Explorers: The European Dis...

Samuel Eliot Morison

In The Great Explorers--an abridgement of his two-volume magnum opus, The European Discovery of America--the late Samuel Eliot Morison, one of the most eminent American historians of the 20th century, vividly describes the early voyag...

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Published: Dec 2009

Circus Fire, The

Stewart O'Nan

One of America's most acclaimed novelists turns to nonfiction in this powerful re-creation of the great Hartford circus fire, which took the lives of 167 people and forever changed the city and its people. On July 6, 1944, in Hartford...

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Published: Nov 2004

The Next America: Boomers, Millennial...

Pew Research Center

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being,...

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Published: Mar 2014

The Venetians: A New History: From Ma...

Paul Strathern

The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory and ...

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Published: Feb 2014

Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannib...

Barry Strauss

Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar: Each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight and why; to know what victory was and when to end the war; to determine how to bring stability to the lands he conq...

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Published: May 2012

Stilwell and the American Experience ...

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman won the Pulitzer Prize for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 in 1972. She uses the life of Joseph Stilwell, the military attache to China in 1935-39 and commander of United States forces and all...

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Published: Aug 2009
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