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Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler's Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill, and Stalin

Howard Blum · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author returns with a tale as riveting and suspenseful as any thriller: the true story of the Nazi plot to kill the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R. during World War II.The mission: to kill the three most important and heavily...
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Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think

David Litt · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Bill Bryson meets Thomas Frank in the true story of how power-hungry politicians broke American democracy -- and why fixing it is easier than you think -- from the New York Times bestselling author of Thanks, ObamaHere's something true for almost every American. The democracy you live...
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One by One by One: Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems

Aaron Berkowitz MD · HarperOne
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In the spirit of Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, and joining the ranks of works by Bryan Stevenson, Matthew Desmond, Abraham Verghese and Oliver Sachs, the inspiring story of a young American neurologist's struggle to make a difference in Haiti by treating one patient...
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The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

Brian Holden Reid · Oxford University Press
Pages: 632
Format: Hardcover

William Tecumseh Sherman, a West Point graduate and veteran of the Seminole War, became one of the best-known generals in the Civil War. His March to the Sea, which resulted in a devastated swath of the South from Atlanta to Savannah, cemented his place in history as the pioneer of total...
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Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West

Catherine Belton · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The hacking of American elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about, and who has orchestrated...
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Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Map and How We Got to Now returns with the story of a pirate who changed the world Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now and then, someone strikes a match...
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The 300: The Inside Story of the Missile Defenders Guarding America Against Nuclear Attack

Daniel Wasserbly · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Military and security expert Daniel Wasserbly introduces the elite unit tasked with protecting the nation from long-range weapons of mass destruction. Comprised of just three hundred soldiers, the United States Army's 100th Missile Defense Brigade and 49th Missile Defense Battalion...
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The Brothers York: A Royal Tragedy

Thomas Penn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 688
Format: Hardcover

Vicious battles, powerful monarchs, and royal intrigue abound in this "gripping, complex, and sensational" (Hilary Mantel) true story of the War of the Roses - a struggle among three brothers, two of whom became kings, and the inspiration for Shakespeare's renowned play,...
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Ragtime in the White House: War, Race, and the Presidency in the Time of William McKinley

Eliot Vestner · City Point Press
Pages: 520
Format: Paperback

History played a trick on McKinley. He has been consigned to the shadows between Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, vilified or ignored by historians . . . It is a richly undeserved fate. As Eliot Vestner demonstrates in this narrative of the political life of William McKinley, there was much...
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Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

Alice Wong · Vintage
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent - but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings...
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