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Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

Neil Price · Basic Books
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

The definitive history of the Vikings -- from arts and culture to politics and astronomy -- by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise.The Viking Age -- from 750 to 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world. As traders and raiders,...
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On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake

Sarah Chayes · Knopf
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Now, bringing to bear all of her knowledge, grasp, sense of history and observation, Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Corruption, as Chayes sees it, is an operating system of sophisticated...
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Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Michael Hiltzik · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In 1869, when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad, few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks. Once a hodgepodge of short, squabbling lines, America's railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators, crooks, and visionaries....
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Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters, and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made the World Rich

Thomas Levenson · Random House
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The sweeping story of how the greatest minds of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets - and along the way, invented modern finance. Money for Nothing chronicles the moment when the needs of war, discoveries of natural philosophy, and ambitions...
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2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything

Mauro F. Guillen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Bold, provocative...illuminates why we're having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising." -- ADAM GRANTThe world is changing drastically before our eyes -- will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking...
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The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

Harold Holzer · Dutton
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press."The FAKE NEWS media," Donald Trump has tweeted, "is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people." Never has our free press...
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America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Robert B. Zoellick · Twelve
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker, AMERICA IN THE WORLD tells the vibrant story of American diplomacy.Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that...
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The Craft: How the Freemasons Made the Modern World

John Dickie · PublicAffairs
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Insiders call it the Craft.Founded in London in 1717 as a way of binding men in fellowship, Freemasonry proved so addictive that within two decades it had spread across the globe. Masonic influence became pervasive. Under George Washington, the Craft became a creed for the new American...
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Perilous Bounty: The Preventable Collapse of American Farming

Tom Philpott · BLOOMSBURY
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

More than a decade after Michael Pollan's game-changing The Omnivore's Dilemma transformed the conversation about what we eat, a combination of global diet trends and corporate interests have put American agriculture into a state of "quiet emergency," from dangerous drought...
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Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can

Varshini Prakash · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

An urgent and definitive collection of essays from leaders and experts championing the Green New Deal - and a detailed playbook for how we can win it - including contributions by leading activists and progressive writers like Varshini Prakash, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Bill McKibben, Rev William...
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