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Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

Steve Inskeep · Penguin Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Frémont, one of the United States's leading...
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Bubble in the Sun: The Florida Boom of the 1920s and How It Brought on the Great Depression

Christopher Knowlton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Christopher Knowlton, author of Cattle Kingdom and former Fortune writer, takes an in-depth look at the spectacular Florida land boom of the 1920s and shows how it led directly to the Great Depression.The 1920s in Florida was a time of incredible excess, immense wealth, and precipitous...
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A Forgotten Hero: Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish Humanitarian Who Rescued 30,000 People from the Nazis

Emling, Shelley · ECW Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The true story of Folke Bernadotte's heroic rescue of 30,000 prisoners during WWII In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte did so by negotiating...
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After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon

Pipes, Kasey S. · Regnery History
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this evocative biography of Richard Nixon, presidential historian and former White House speechwriter Kasey Pipes explores Nixon's post-White House life, beginning with his days in virtual exile to his unlikely redemption through later-life works.
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Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time

Gaia Vince · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How four tools enabled humanity to control its destinyWhat enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? Readers of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution -- a dramatic evolutionary change that altered our brains,...
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Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Masters of the Sky

John R. Bruning · Hachette Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

"Brings you into the cockpit of the lethal, fast-paced world of fighter pilots...Fascinating." -- Sara Vladic"Extraordinary...A must-read." -- US Navy Captain Dan Pedersen"A heart-pounding narrative of the courage, sacrifice, and tragedy of America's elite fighter...
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The Journey to the Mayflower: God's Outlaws and the Invention of Freedom

Stephen Tomkins · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative and immersive history of the far-reaching events in England that led to the sailing of the Mayflower.2020 brings readers the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower -- the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World. It is a foundational event in American...
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The Light That Failed: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy

Stephen Holmes · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A landmark book that completely transforms our understanding of the crisis of liberalism, from two pre-eminent intellectuals. Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance? In the early 1990s, hopes for the eastward spread of liberal democracy were high. And yet the transformation...
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An Unconventional Wife: the life of Julia Sorell Arnold

Mary Hoban · Scribe US
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A riveting biography that shines a shaft of light on a hidden but captivating life, told with the pace, depth, and psychological richness of a great novel. Julia Sorell was an original. A colonial belle from Tasmania, vivacious and warm-hearted, Julia's marriage to Tom Arnold in 1850...
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Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

David Zucchino · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

By 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina, was a shining example of a mixed-race community -- a bustling port city with a thriving African American middle class and a government made up of Republicans and Populists, including black aldermen, police officers, and magistrates. But across the state...
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