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The Air War: 1939-45
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|September 1, 2005

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Originally published in 1980 and still the best one-volume aerial history of World War II, Richard Overy?s classic work remains profound and highly origi-nal. Far from just an account of the various air battles, Professor Overy treats the air war as a complex and…
Gods, Gachupines and Gringos: A People's History of Mexico

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A complete, accessible, and nonacademic history of Mexico for general readers, this volume is a solidly researched introduction to a surprisingly multicultural, multifaceted nation. Presenting Mexico as it is and often with a refreshing wit and humor, this…
America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States

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Thomas Jefferson envisioned the United States as a great "empire of liberty." In this single-volume history of the United States, David Reynolds takes Jefferson's phrase as a key to the American saga. He examines how the anti-empire of 1776 became the greatest…
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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War

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Pre-eminent historian Norman Stone's The Atlantic and Its Enemies is a masterful history of the Cold War. As Soviet influence spread insidiously from nation to nation, the Americans and British were overwhelmed by the coups, collapsing armies, and civil wars…
A Larger Memory: A History of Our Diversity, with Voices

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A sweeping yet intimate history of the diverse individuals who, together, make up America. Ronald Takaki uses letters, diaries & oral histories to share their stories. Workers, immigrants, shopkeepers, women, children & others, their lives often separated by…
Apollo 13
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|April 11, 2000

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In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion…
The Arms Of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War

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The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential…
Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest--Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga

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Hurst shows how Grant and Forrest brought to the battlefield the fabled virtues of the American working-class: hard work, ingenuity, and intense determination. Each man's background contributed to his triumphs on the battlefield, but the open-mindedness of his…
Legends And Lies: Great Mysteries of the American West
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|January 15, 1999

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"All of history is mystery," Dale L. Walker says, and he proves his point in this lively, humorous--and rational--approach to the West's greatest puzzles. Did Davy Crockett, for example, go down swinging Ol' Betsy, defending the ramparts of the Alamo--or was he…
Think Of England
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|November 1, 2004

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Magnum photographer Martin Parr's vision of contemporary England in 100 colour photographs.
The Cell: Inside The 9/11 Plot, And Why The Fbi And Cia Failed To Stop It

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In The Cell , John Miller, an award-winning journalist and coanchor of ABC's 20/20 , along with veteran reporter Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, takes readers back more than 10 years to the birth of the terrorist cell that later metastasized into al Qaeda's…
Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse

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At Moson, the river Danube ran red with blood. At Antioch, the Crusaders#151; their saddles freshly decorated with sawed-off heads#151;indiscriminately clogged the streets with the bodies of eastern Christians and Turks. At Ma'arra, they cooked children on spits…
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