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The Eternal City: A History of Rome

Ferdinand Addis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 648
Format: Hardcover

The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian.

Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the "Caput mundi" come to play such a critical role in the development of Western civilization?

Ferdinand...
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California comeback : how "failed state" became a model for the nation

Narda Zacchino · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

An in-depth look at California's remarkable 21st century turnaround, focusing on the role played by the state government under Jerry Brown. In the most economically important state in the country and the 7th largest economy in the world a political revolution of historic importance...
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Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness

Neil Swidey · Broadway Books
Format: Paperback

The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job—with deadly results  A quarter-century ago, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in America. The city had been dumping sewage into...
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The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America

Gerald Horne · NYU Press
Pages: 363
Format: Hardcover

The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated...
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Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Louisa Thomas · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the British-born American wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time

Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine...
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Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Gary Krist · Crown; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans'...
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Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York

Ted Steinberg · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History A fascinating, encyclopedic historyof greater New York City through an ecological lens Publishers Weekly, starred review—the sweeping story of one of the most man-made spots on earth. Gotham Unbound recounts the four-century history of how hundreds...
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Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Larrie D Ferreiro · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In this groundbreaking,...
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