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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of...

Thomas L. Friedman

"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005...

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Published: Jul 2007

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and t...

Ben Macintyre

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century's greatest spy story.Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintel...

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Published: May 2015

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest...

Ben Macintyre

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end...

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Published: Aug 2019

Eugene of Savoy: Marlborough's Great ...

Prince Eugene

A master of the field of battle in his own words Anyone who knows of the military genius of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, can't fail to have learnt also of the exploits his close personal ally, Prince Eugene of Savoy. Despite...

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Published: Apr 2014

Becoming Queen Victoria: The Unexpect...

Kate Williams

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect companion to the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria • A gripping account of Queen Victoria's rise and early years in power from CNN's official royal historian"Kate Williams has perfecte...

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Published: Dec 2016

Understanding ISIS and the New Global...

Phyllis Bennis

CLEAR EXPLANATIONS OF RECENT EVENTS IN THE NEW GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORThe US is back at war. A new version of what was once known as George W. Bush's "global war on terror" has become the central component of American foreign p...

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Published: Apr 2015

China 1945: Mao's Revolution and Amer...

Richard Bernstein

At the beginning of 1945, relations between America and the Chinese Communists couldn't have been closer. Chinese leaders talked of America helping to lift China out of poverty; Mao Zedong himself held friendly meetings with U.S. emis...

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Published: Oct 2015

Great Speeches of the 20th Century (D...

Bob Blaisdell

A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers and speakers in sear...

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Published: Mar 2008

Flashback to 1961 - A Time Traveler...

B. Bradforsand-Tyler

- - - Also available in other years - - -Let's FLASHBACK to 1961 ─ a very special year.Was this the year you were born?Was this the year you were married? Let's travel back in time to celebrate your year, THE YEAR 1961, with ...

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Published: Feb 2021

Flashback to 1971 - A Time Traveler...

B. Bradforsand-Tyler

- - - Also available in other years - - -Let's FLASHBACK to 1971 ─ a very special year.Was this the year you were born?Was this the year you were married? Let's travel back in time to celebrate your year, THE YEAR 1971, with ...

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Published: Feb 2021

A Good Life

Ben Bradlee

The classic New York Times bestselling memoir by legendary Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee—with a new foreword by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and an afterword by Sally Quinn.The most important, glamorous, and...

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Published: Nov 2017

Buckley vs. Vidal: The Historic 1968 ...

William F. Buckley

Conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal author Gore Vidal exploded onto the political scene during the presidential conventions of 1968 when they debated 11 times on ABC News as a part of the network's "unconventiona...

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Published: Aug 2015

Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Diss...

Eric Burin

Protesting on Bended Knee eyes the modern crusade for racial equality through the prism of the demonstrations associated with Colin Kaepernick, a professional football player who in 2016 began kneeling during the national anthem to dr...

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Published: Oct 2018

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister...

Jung Chang

They were the most famous women in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an ind...

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Published: Sep 2020

The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale ...

Isobel Charman

Set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the wondrous history of a unique institution and the incredible characters―human and animal―that populated it. The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping au...

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Published: Apr 2018

A Narrative Of The Transactions, Impr...

John Connolly

A Narrative Of The Transactions, Imprisonment, And Sufferings Of John Connolloy, An American Loyalist, And Lieutenant-Colonel In His Majesty'S Service. In Which Are Shewn, The Unjustifiable Proceedings Of Congress, In His Treatment An...

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Published: Mar 2021

Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in t...

Carol Dyhouse

Since the suffrage movement, young women's actions have been analyzed and decried exhaustively by mass media. Each new bad behavior—bobbing one's hair, protesting politics, drinking, swearing, or twerking, among other things—is he...

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Published: Jul 2014

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unifica...

Gabriele Esposito

In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression'--not a country, but a patchwork of states. The north (Savoy/Piedmont, and Venice ) was ruled by Austria-Hungary, and most of the minor central states were more or les...

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Published: Aug 2017

Armies of the Italian Wars of Unifica...

Gabriele Esposito

In the 1840s, Italy was a patchwork of states. The North was ruled by the Austrian Empire, the South by the Spanish-descended monarchy of the Two Sicilies. Over the next two decades, after wars led by Savoy/Piedmont and volunteers suc...

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Published: Aug 2018

Armies of the War of the Pacific 1879...

Gabriele Esposito

The Pacific War was the climax of the decades-long Wars of Liberation, and is one of the most important conflicts in South American history. After winning their independence from Spain in 1825, Peru and Bolivia became separate nations...

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Published: Jan 2016

Humanity: A Moral History of the Twen...

Jonathan Glover

Renowned moral philosopher Jonathan Glover confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the mystery of why so many atrocities occurred. In a new preface, Glover brings the book through the post-September 11 era and...

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Published: Sep 2012

Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trum...

Olear Greg

Trump/Russia is the greatest political scandal in American history. It's also the most complex. In this remarkable and necessary work, novelist Greg Olear weaves the loose threads of Trump/Russia into a short, easy-to-follow narrative...

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Published: May 2018

Dutch Armies of the 80 Years’ War 1...

Bouko De Groot

Throughout the 16th Century, the Spanish had an aura of invincibility. They controlled a vast colonial empire that stretched across the Americas and the Pacific, and held considerable territories in Europe, centering on the so-called ...

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Published: Sep 2017

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

#1 NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER• InSapiens,he explored our past. In Homo Deus,he looked to our future.Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issue...

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Published: Aug 2019

The Great Escape That Changed Africa'...

Charles Harper

This is the story of the dramatic clandestine escape, in June of 1961, of sixty African students from Portugal across Spain and into France. Most were Angolan intellectuals. Some were from Mozambique and others from Guinea-Bissau, the...

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Published: Mar 2017

The Antifa Comic Book: 100 Years of F...

Gord Hill

The shocking images of neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, North Carolina in the summer of 2017 linger in the mind, but so do those of the passionate protestors who risked their lives to do the right thing. In this stirring graphic...

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Published: Sep 2018

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of th...

David E. Hoffman

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEThe first full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close, this riveting narrative history sheds new light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive overkill, and examines th...

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Published: Aug 2010

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

Slavoj I. Ek

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive ...

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Published: Sep 2012

1913: The Year Before the Storm

Florian Illies

An International Bestseller"An absolute gem of a book." —The ObserverJust before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century's most exciting year . . .It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in h...

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Published: Oct 2014

The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Lif...

Julie Kavanagh

This riveting biography brilliantly explores the short, intense, and passionate life of the country girl from Normandy, who at thirteen fled her brute of a father to go to Paris. Almost overnight she became one of the most admired cou...

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Published: Aug 2014
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